Hampton University
Two Hampton University Students Receive Inaugural GN Hearing Scholarship
10/20/2021 - #39

Scholarship created to support Black students pursuing a career in audiology at a Historically Black College or University.

HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 20, 2021) – Hampton University students, Darchayla Lewis and Shamine Alves, have been named the first recipients of GN Hearing’s, the global leader in hearing aid innovation, new scholarship.  Both are seniors pursuing degrees in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Department. GN Hearing will provide each student with $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) for the 2021/2022 academic year.  

Congratulations to Ms. Darchayla Lewis and Ms. Shamine Alves for receiving this new scholarship offered by GN Hearing. They are great examples of the high-caliber students that Hampton University prepares to go out and make a difference in the world by serving others. I am thankful that GN Hearing is taking an active role in increasing the number of Black audiologists within the field by creating and implementing this new scholarship," said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.

The GN Hearing Scholarship was established in 2021 as the first community educational initiative championed by Black@GN.  The goal is to help increase the number of Black audiologists within the field by supporting motivated, leadership-minded college students who are committed to honoring the legacy of African American and Black achievement within their schools and communities.

“We are so honored to be able to support two amazing students who understand the importance of hearing and want to make a difference in audiology,” says Anthony Stephenson, ReSound regional sales director and communications leader for Black@GN, one of GN’s employee resource groups.  “It’s also an honor to partner with Hampton University, one of the leading historically black universities in the world. Through the talents and efforts of Shamine and Darchayla, we will help more people with hearing loss benefit from hearing care in all communities that need it.”

GN funded the scholarship by donating $5 for every ReSound ONE, Beltone Imagine and Audigy AGX hearing aid sold this past February, Black History Month.  

In addition to the scholarship, GN and ReSound donated ReSound ONE hearing aids, M&RIE receivers, Noahlink Wireless, and additional supplies and materials to ensure students are learning with the most recent state-of-the art technology.  

About GN

The GN Group enables people to Hear More, Do More and Be More through its intelligent hearing, audio, and video collaboration solutions. Inspired by people and driven by its innovation leadership, the company leverages technological synergies between its hearing and audio divisions to deliver unique and increasingly individualized user experiences in products and solutions. 

150 years ago, GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, it honors that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, sound and video processing, wireless technology, miniaturization and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN's solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra, BlueParrott, and FalCom in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs 6,500 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).  

About the Hampton University Department of Communicative Science and Disorders

The mission of the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to meet the needs of children and adults with communication impairments in a changing multicultural society. In so doing, the academic programs are designed to disseminate existing knowledge of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders, and to provide clinical experiences in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.


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