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Seniors Elated That Obama Will Address Them at Commencement

President Obama

On, Thursday, Feb. 11, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey announced to the Hampton University community that President Barack Obama will serve as this year’s 140th commencement speaker.  Harvey made the announcement at 6 p.m. to a crowd of students, faculty and staff at the Student Government Association (SGA) town hall meeting.   

“We are honored that President Obama has accepted Hampton's invitation to speak to our 2010 graduates during our commencement exercises," said Harvey. "His commitment to leadership, education and service is parallel to Hampton's mission from our beginning in 1868. He is an inspiration for our students to make the world a better place by becoming the very best leaders, educators, doctors, lawyers, financial analysts and scientists that they can be.”

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Helping is "The Right Thing to Do," HU Says

Haiti Flag

Soon after the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, Hampton University began the Haitian Relief Fund to raise money and awareness for those affected. HU Student Government Association (SGA) President Matthew Washington and Miss Hampton University Nikole Churchill have helped lead the efforts.

The deadly quake spawned massive, star-studded fundraising and gift giving internationally for the island, which was already overwhelmingly impoverished and destitute. HU is also doing their part.

Hamptonians are continuing to collect money and supplies from HU students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. In addition to the SGA, HU’s athletics department, the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Pre Alumni Caribbean Association and the student chapter of the American Red Cross, among others, are part of the fundraising effort. Fifty percent of all adult basketball game admissions fees at the Jan. 25 home game against Florida A&M University, a total of $1,076 went toward the fund. Monetary and supply collections are ongoing at the Office of Student Activities. 

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You Could Be HU's 2010 Model Student!

Are you a MODEL student? Do you want to be on top? You could be Hampton University's 2010 Model Student! The Student Connection is on a search for the university’s most well-rounded, involved, caring and ideal student to be named the 2010 HU Model Student. To qualify you must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be involved in at least two campus organizations as well as in the community. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, send an email with the person's name, major, classification and contact information to: publications@hamptonu.edu by March 5, 2009. A nomination form will be emailed to the person nominated. Finalists will have to write a short essay, submit two letters of recommendation and will be interviewed by the judges.