2022-2023 News Releases
Darrell K. Williams Takes the Helm as President of Hampton UniversityWilliams to focus on providing supportive environment, academic excellence to students HAMPTON, Va. (July 1, 2022) – Ret. U.S. Army Gen. Darrell K. Williams takes office at Hampton University today, 39 years after graduating from the historically Black university with a bachelor’s degree. Williams, a three-star general, business leader and educator with nonprofit development experience, said his focus will be creating an unparalleled higher education experience for students that includes excellent academics, support for strong physical, emotional, and mental health, and access to cutting-edge technology, research opportunities and innovative studies. With the continuing support of its exceptional faculty, staff, and alumni, Williams sees a bold, bright future for Hampton University. “I love Hampton and the opportunities provided to me here. The university’s values and standard of excellence will not change,” …
Hampton, Va. (Nov. 29, 2022) — In an article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters , recent Hampton University graduate Dr. Debajyoti Basu Sarkar and Professor, Dr. William B. Moore from the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences report that rocky planets with a hot surface likely do not have plate tectonics like the Earth. Most of Earth ’ s surface features and many processes such as earthquakes and volcanism are understood to be the result of the slow motions of vast regions (the plates) over billions of years. But for some still unknown …
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 7, 2022) — Associate Professor Dr. Travonia Brown-Hughes, School of Pharmacy, received a $4.8 million grant from The National Institute of Health (NIH). The grant, entitled “The Black American United Memory & Aging Project (BA-UMAP): An examination of cognitive decline in midlife and older Black adults using remote cognitive assessments, risk factors and biomarkers” will receive funding for a five-year study designed to examine biopsychosocial factors that impact cognitive outcomes in a group of 600 middle-aged and older Black adults age 55 and …
HAMPTON, VA. (Nov. 7, 2022) - Dr. Neelam Azad, University Endowed Professor of Pharmacy, has been appointed vice president for research at Hampton University (HU). Dr. Azad joined Hampton University in 2008 as assistant professor of pharmacy and quickly rose through the ranks to chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2014. She attained full professorship in 2019. Since her arrival at the University, she has been productive in basic and translational biomedical research, particularly in areas of lung pathology and cancer cell biology.
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 7, 2022) - The Hampton University Office of Admission provided free transportation for Hampton and Newport News high school students to attend the 20th Annual Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Fair on Oct. 8. The event took place on the University of the District of Columbia’s campus in Washington D.C.
Whoosah is an exhibition that seeks to provide a space where the viewer can become engrossed in artwork that embody different rhythms. The exhibition highlights six contemporary artists working in their own styles of abstraction. The works, all from Hampton University Museum’s permanent collection, present an opportunity to actively engage and connect with the viewer. The audience is invited to envision what they feel, see, or hear through these unique compositions. From vivid geometric lines to smooth brush strokes, each work presented offers a different avenue of expression …
Hampton, VA (Nov. 3 , 2022 ) — Kamari a Horton, a Hampton University H onors student majoring in computer science, has been named a national finalist in the Schwarzman Scholarship competition. The g raduate-level scholarship, awarded annua lly to 100 U.S. citizens and 100 international citizens, is in its seventh year. Despite its recent establishment, it is a coveted prize, established and endowed by American billionaire , Stephen A. Schw arzman. The award has quickly become one of the most respected, post-graduate scholarships in the …
HAMPTON, VA (Nov. 1, 2022) — More than 400 donors have contributed more than $160,000 in just two months - to raise funds for the scholarship campaign initiated by alumni members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Theta Chapter of Hampton University. This campaign was initiated in honor of this chapter’s 75 th anniversary. The campaign began in April 2022 and will continue through June 30, 2023, where total contributes are expected to top the goal of $175,000 in donations. A check presentation of current totals was made to Hampton University …
HAMPTON, VA (Nov. 1, 2022) — Hampton has announced receipt of a $100,000 donation on an unrestricted basis from Golden Nugget Online Gaming VA, LLC (“GNOG VA”), a subsidiary of DraftKings Inc., a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to fuel the competitive spirit of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming and digital media. Hampton intends to dedicate the funds to scholarships for students with the greatest academic need.
HAMPTON, VA (NOV 1, 2022) — The Deloitte Foundation has made a grant of $200,000 to provide scholarships for 20 Hampton University freshman students majoring in business, accounting, and STEM who are enrolled in the 2022-2023 academic year. Each scholarship recipient has received $10,000 in funding.
Hampton, Va. (October 28, 2022) — Six Hampton University students have recently earned official university endorsements for the prestigious U.S. Rhodes Scholarship. Under the direction of Hampton University’s new President Darrell K. Williams, Hampton University deans were encouraged to nominate their strongest possible undergraduate contenders for the extraordinary post-graduate scholarship to Oxford University. The result was that the following six Hampton University graduating seniors, all with “A” academic averages, were encouraged to apply for …
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 14, 2022) – Sentara has provided funding to Hampton University for a program entitled: Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce to Create Healthier Communities . The gift is $850,000 and is designed to increase and grow the number of diverse healthcare professionals in Hampton Roads and to combat challenges in the delivery of healthcare to underserved populations.
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 3, 2022) — Hampton University President Darrell K. Williams today announced the appointment of Walter T. Tillman, Jr., Ph.D. as vice president and chief of staff. In this position, Dr. Tillman, Jr. will bring administrative leadership, direction, evaluation, and synchronization of university-wide priorities and operations to the University. He has also been appointed associate professor of education in the School of Liberal Arts and Education.
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 3, 2022) — Hampton University is excited to announce the appointment of Joy L. Jefferson as Vice President and Executive Assistant to Hampton University President Darrell K. Williams. Jefferson brings more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education to the campus and is certainly no stranger to Hampton University. Jefferson is a Hamptonian through and through.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 30, 2022) — On June 30th, Hampton University’s very own Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, graduating class of 1970 and the legendary president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), retired after 30 years of historic service to the institution he transformed into a leader in STEM education.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 20, 2022) — Hampton University will officially mark the beginning of a new chapter in its storied 154 year history as alumnus and the university’s 13th President Darrell K. Williams will present the keynote address at the 79th Annual Opening Convocation on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Opening Convocation will be held in historic Robert C. Ogden Hall and will begin at 10:45 a.m. This event is open to the public.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 20, 2022) — A team of seven Hampton University Aviation students won $10,000 when named winners of the General Aviation category of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Smart Airport Challenge; they finished first runner-up across all categories of the competition. The students developed a concept that could help prevent runway incursions at airports across the nation.
HAMPTON, VA (SEPT. 12, 2022)— Hampton University announced today that it has received a $200,747 grant from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications Foundation. This private foundation supports amateur radio and digital communication science and technology. F unding received will be used to establish scholarship funding to support for students majoring in STEM-related fields who may experience a gap in funding, who needs tuition assistance, or who may have a financial need.
We huddled at Gate C inside Armstrong Stadium for what proved to be an impromptu team reunion of Hampton alumni. This ’71 graduate was attending a Hampton University football game for the first time in 50 years as the guest of attorney Derryl Zimmerman, Class of ’77. It was riveting old school – “OG” – cockiness, compelling conversation, and camaraderie in a sideline pre-game session.
HAMPTON, VA (Sept. 6, 2022) - Hampton University, one of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges & Universities, today announced the addition of award-winning newsman Maynard Eaton to the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. A 1971 Hampton University graduate, Eaton is an eight-time, EMMY-winning journalist and the first African American local newsman at WVEC – Channel 13 in Hampton.
HAMPTON, VA. (Aug. 29, 2022) — The Hampton University Marching Force is headed back to New York City to perform at the US Open. The band will be part of the HBCU Live festivities, which aim to celebrate culture, history, and pride at this historic event. Along the way, The Force will be making several recruitment stops to perform at high schools, ahead of their performance August 31, 2022 in New York City.
Springfield, VA. (Aug 11, 2022) — On Sunday, May 22, then Hampton University President-Elect Darrell K. Williams and Mrs. Myra Richardson Williams were the guests of honor at a reception organized by The Friends of Hampton University to celebrate his impending installation as Hampton’s 13th president. The event successfully raised $60,000 ($25,000 from Alfred Street Baptist Church) in support of the Character Matters Scholarship and campus ministries.
Alexandria, VA. ( July 25, 2022) — On Saturday, July 2, Hampton University President, Darrell K. Williams and First Lady Myra Richardson Williams received their first donation since returning to their ‘Home by the Sea’ from Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, senior pastor of their home church, the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria.
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