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Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications was recently awarded a $28,000 contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enhance the organization’s diversity awareness program. Interim Dean Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck and Assistant Professor VanDora Williams are working with the Corps’ Norfolk division to produce monthly special recognition presentations featuring multicultural speakers and displays. Past demonstrations have included Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe and Assistant Professor Earl Caldwell.
Junior print journalism major Shemar Woods from Centreville, Va., has been accepted into the Sports Journalism Institute (SJI) Class of 2010. He will participate in weeklong training at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., before traveling to complete an eight-week internship in sports writing at The Denver Post, Colorado’s largest daily newspaper. Woods was selected on the basis of his academic achievement, interest in sports journalism as a career and his essay submission.
College of Education and Continuing Studies
Division of Education
The Division of Education hosted the 20th Annual Career Fair on March 16 in the Student Center Ballroom. The event featured 50 school systems from nine states, offering career opportunities in education, counseling, psychology, sociology, nursing, physical therapy and communicative sciences and disorders.
Child Development Center
Hampton University’s Child Development Center joined millions of their peers across the nation to celebrate the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America on March 2. Fort Monroe Garrison Commander Col. Anthony D. Reyes, HU Class of 1984, and Mrs. Nell Crawford, HU assistant vice president of business affairs and comptroller, served as celebrity guest readers for the children. Launched in 1998, Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. NEA’s Read Across America, which falls on beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss’s birthday and aims to bring reading excitement to children of all ages.
School of Science
The Hampton University School of Science held the 15th Annual Research Day
Symposium on February 19. The Department of Chemistry hosted the event that
focused on student research. Dr. Isai Urasai, chair of the Department of Chemistry,
opened the event by sharing numerous examples of students that participated
in major research internships and projects throughout their college career that
went on to be very successful in grad school and their careers.
Students made poster research presentations and oral presentations. Students were awarded for their work during the closing ceremony. Urasai and Dr. Elaine T. Eatman, professor of biology were honored for their work in the School of Science.