HAMPTON, VA. (July 9, 2021) - Hampton University’s School of Pharmacy, in partnership with Bethel High School, has awarded two $600 scholarships to students who participated in the “Gentlemen in White Coats” (GIWC) program in 2020. The check presentation was held on May 26, 2021.
“Congratulations to the men who are receiving these scholarships. I wish you luck and great success as I remind you to dream no small dreams,” said Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. “I see a bright future ahead of these young men who have taken the initiative and the necessary steps to go above and beyond as high school students.”
“Gentlemen in White Coats” is a community service program that works to teach meaningful career and higher education planning. This program was originally started by a Hampton University doctoral student, Brandon Jones, who wanted to support and mentor students, inspiring them to dream big.
The GIWC director and doctoral student, Justin Moody pursued donations from all over the country from former GIWC members and Hampton University alumni and faculty to provide scholarships to two Bethel students. Xavier Everson and Joel Hicks were each awarded a $600 scholarship to help with their higher education.
“I am tremendously proud of our students within the “Gentlemen in White Coats” organization who have undertaken the responsibility of mentoring the next generation of pharmacists. Their involvement with students from Bethel High School is representative of the work that the GIWC has been doing over the past several years. The leadership exhibited by Mr. Justin Moody is outstanding, and I look forward to the continued impact of the GIWC in the local community. I wish to also recognize Ms. Crystal Stokes for championing our program and for encouraging our students to continue serving as role models.”
“We are so excited about the collaborative partnership that we have established with the Hampton University School of Pharmacy and the GIWC Program. The powerful impact the program has had on our students is invaluable. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration with the Hampton University School of Pharmacy and the GIWC Program for many years to come,” said the Executive Principal of Bethel High School, Ralph Saunders.
It is always an honor to work with Gentlemen in White Coats who create footsteps of opportunity for students. But more importantly, provide a VISION for young men to see themselves in them,” said Coordinator of GIWC, Crystal Stokes.
For more information on the “Gentlemen in White Coats” program, please contact the HU School of Pharmacy at 757-727-5071.