Hampton University
UMBC President Freeman and First Lady Jacqueline Hrabowski Honor Dr. William R. and Mrs. Norma B. Harvey's 40 years of Extraordinary Service at their Home By the Sea with a $100,000 Gift
05/03/2018 - #176

HAMPTON, Va. (May 3, 2018) – Hampton University alumni Dr. Freeman and Mrs. Jacqueline Hrabowski, President and First Lady of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, have donated $100,000 to their alma mater in tribute to President Dr. William R. and First Lady Norma B. Harvey’s 40 exemplary years of service

“Norma and I sincerely appreciate Freeman and Jacqueline giving an additional $100,000 to Hampton University in honor of our 40 years of service to this outstanding institution,” said Dr. William R. Harvey. “Dr. and Mrs. Hrabowski are model alumni of whom we are very proud. Almost half of my lifetime has been spent serving this outstanding institution and I greatly appreciate those who have contributed to our growth, development, and success”.

The Hrabowskis are known for giving back to their ‘Home by the Sea.’ To date the couple has already donated $500,000 to Hampton University and have committed to another high seven figure gift.

“We simply want everyone to know how proud we are of Norma and Bill and their outstanding contributions to an institution that we love.  He is clearly one of the best university presidents in the entire country,” said Dr. Hrabowski.

Since graduating from Hampton University, the Hrabowskis have maintained their commitment to upholding THE Standard of Excellence. Dr. William R. Harvey presented the couple with alumnus-at-large awards at the 2015 Hampton University commencement ceremony.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011). His 2013 TED talk highlights the “Four Pillars of College Success in Science.”

Mrs. Jacqueline C. Hrabowski retired in 2009 as Vice President of Corporate Community Involvement at T. Rowe Price. Mrs. Hrabowski is currently an active community volunteer and advocate of mentoring and child development initiatives.  A trustee of the Abell Foundation, she is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc.  She has received numerous awards, including being named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.




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