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The Hampton University Office of Alumni Affairs Unveils the 2019 Forty Under 40 Class
08/19/2019 - #31

Whether they are working late into the evening to meet a deadline, waking up early to fit in a workout before going in to work, preparing their kids for school, or rushing to a nonprofit board meeting, Hampton University’s 2019 Forty Under 40 class is anything but lackadaisical.    

Some of these fine men and women work for the government; some are employed by the private sector; and others work as their own bosses—yet all of them are making their mark and representing their “Home by the Sea” well.  In between being the best and the brightest under 40, setting trends, surpassing goals and making a difference, they still manage to give of their time and treasure to their beloved alma mater.  

Narrowing down an extremely talented pool of nominees for this year’s Forty Under 40 class was no small feat.  The Office of Alumni Affairs received 283 nominations and from these nominations our selections committee created a short list of approximately 80 finalists who have demonstrated the highest levels of achievement, whether in their career or community work.  A judging panel consisting of select non-Hamptonian Office of Alumni Affairs staff, University academic professionals and administrators took on the challenge of choosing the top 40 honorees and Mentors of the Year, based on a set criteria, to make up this year’s class.  

Join us in congratulating the 2019 Forty Under 40 Honorees:

Ms. Nasiya Acklen
Ms. Kelli Anderson
Ms. Dawna Boone
Ms. Chantel Brown
Ms. Kendra Brown
Mr. Leon Burns III
Mr. Carrington Carter
Dr. Ebony Copeland
Ms. Erin Cosby
Hon. Samantha Cutler
Atty. Jemika Davenport
Ms. Stephanie Davis
Ms. Jennifer R. Franks
Dr. Timothy Frazier
Dr. Rikesha Fry Brown
Mrs. Briana Gibson Reeves
Ms. Melissa Blount Gray
Dr. Tywana Groce
Dr. Tamara Jackson Henderson
Mr. Joshua Jones
Mrs. Ashley Huggins Laryea
Ms. Alyson Rae Lawson
Rev. Timothy Lee
Mr. Ray Lewis
Dr. Kimberly Morris Mapp
Dr. Justin Morrissette
Dr. Marrielle Myers
Ms. Tisa Rabun-Marshall
Dr. Nagela Sainté-Thomas
Ms. Temisan Shebi
Dr. Matthew Smith
Ms. Shatera Smith
Dr. Carlos Stringer Smith
Mr. William Stiles
Ms. Tiffani Thomas
Mr. Joseph Thomas
Ms. Courtney Thornton
Ms. Erika Whitehead
Ms. Danielle Williams
Dr. Shaun Woodly

And, the 2019 Forty Under 40 Mentors of the Year:
Atty. Damien Bevelle
Mrs. Bethany McClam Criswell
Mrs. Isis Jones Lett
Mrs. Erica Roberson-Peters
Mr. Curtis D. Young

Stay tuned to learn more about our 2019 Forty Under 40 Class.  An induction ceremony brunch will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to recognize our honorees.  For ticket information, please visit hamptonalumnievents.com. 


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