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December Graduates Ready to Tackle
the 'Real World'

Dec Grads

Right about now, most Hampton University students have just started the spring semester. The seniors are counting down the days until May and looking forward to the future. However, for some students the future is now. While many Hamptonians graduate in May, some finish their matriculation during the holiday season.

Public relations major Juston Washington is a member of the class of 2009, and graduated in December. “At first, I was mad that I had to stay, but then I saw the bright side,” he said. “I have more time to prepare for my career.”

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Seniors Walk

HU Seniors Walk to Help Homeless

Hampton University’s Mr. Senior, Brandon Starkes, and six other Hamptonians participated in the “Help the Homeless” walk in Washington, D.C. in November. The walk is sponsored by FannieMae, which donates $50 to the cause for each person on a team who participates. Students raised money on an off campus to cover travel expenses to the District of Columbia.

“My main focal point as (Mr. Senior) was to do community service projects,” Starkes said. “I wanted to offer some good publicity for the university due to all the negative publicity we’ve gotten lately. It’s important for us to be seen in the light that is most consistent with us.”

Money raised from the event will go to charitable organizations in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, according to the Help the Homeless website. HU students’ contribution was $700.

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Study Abroad with the Camp Adventure Program

Camp Adventure Program

Are you interested in spending your summer abroad? Do you enjoy interacting with children? Then you might be interested in becoming a part of the Summer Camp Adventure Program through the Hampton University International Office.

Nearly 25 years ago, the Camp Adventure Program blossomed out of a partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and the Department of Defense to provide camp counselors on foreign U.S. military bases. The program has now expanded to include students from more than 80 colleges and universities. Students are assigned to foreign military bases throughout the world, serving as teachers or counselors at child development centers, teen centers, and day camps or as lifeguards.

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