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Hampton University Receives Donations to Assist Displaced Bahamian Students
09/09/2019 - #46

HAMPTON, Va. (September 9, 2019) — Donations are pouring in to support the Bahamian students displaced by Hurricane Dorian who are lining up to take advantage of Dr. William R. Harvey’s invitation to continue their academic studies here at Hampton University. To top off a list of growing donations, HU Board member, Zachary Scott has pledged $100,000 to help offset the international travel costs.

“Hampton University is providing tuition and room and board for these displaced students and now thanks to the gift from Board member Scott and others, we will be able to provide each student with an additional $500 for I-20 certificates, travel visas, immunization shots and insurance,” said Dr. William R. Harvey.  

To date Hampton University has received 151 inquiries from students at the University of the Bahamas-North campus.

Dr. Harvey and Dr. Rodney Smith, the President of the University of the Bahamas, the former Administrative Vice President and Chief Planning Officer at Hampton University, agreed to hosting the students after Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas with high winds and rain for more than two days, causing extensive damage and several deaths.

Both university presidents have enjoyed a long and successful relationship; and, Hampton has been the educational choice for many Bahamians students.

Anyone interested in supporting these students, please contact the Hampton University Office of Development at 757-727-5002.


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