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School of Business
The Hampton University School of Business held its Second Annual Building Fund Gala on Nov. 14 in the Student Center Ballroom. The event honored corporate contributors to the school, corporate ambassadors, and recent scholarship recipients. Vice President of Prudential Diversity Cheryl Reese was honored as a corporate ambassador for her work with Prudential’s Business Case Competition with the School of Business. Reese also accepted an award on behalf of Prudential Financial CFO Richard Carbone who was unable to attend the gala. Allen Boston, retired partner and director of campus and diversity recruiting in America at Ernst & Young, was honored as well. Boston has worked as an advocate for diversity and the recruitment strategy for more than 30 years.
School of Engineering
Department of Aviation
The Hampton University flight team competed in the 2008 National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region X SAFECON competition, held Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The HU team placed third in the competition. All seven members of the team competed in multiple events, a few students were awarded first place in individual events. As a team they placed second in Ground Events. They also earned second place for the Safety Award.
Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
On Nov. 12, Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications hosted a free, full-day sports journalism seminar, welcoming area high school and college students. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from a handful of the nation’s leading sports journalists from outlets like ESPN.com, the Daily Press, The Miami Herald, USA Today and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Panel discussions focused on today’s multimedia environment, the need for greater diversity in journalism, the value of mentorship, and how to get your foot in the door. Attendees also got to share one-on-one time with the professionals during the “Half-time Lunch.” The Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and the Scripps Howard Foundation sponsored the event.
School of Liberal Arts
Department of Music
The Hampton University Department of Music, The Musical Arts Society, The University Chamber Orchestra and the Hampton University Choirs presented the holiday performance of George F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. in HU’s Robert C. Ogden Auditorium. To commemorate the conclusion of the Department of Music’s 80th anniversary, various alumni returned as concert soloists and choir members this year. This timeless musical holiday classic has become a traditional event in the Hampton Roads community.