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School of Business

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Hampton University Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) in the School of Business recently received the National Minority Business Council (NMBC), Inc.’s Outstanding Education and Training Institution Award for 2009.  The award acknowledges CES’s aim to be a leader in research and educational programming to increase the number and quality of minority entrepreneurs.

Department of Marketing

Marketing Honors

The Hampton University Chapter of Mu Kappa Tau, a national marketing honor society, held its induction ceremony last semester. There will be a spring 2010 induction and all junior and senior marketing majors with a GPA of 3.25 or higher are invited to join. The members are as follows (from left to right): Miah Brown, Yasmine Lamison, Laneisha Gold, Saunta Jones, Justin Wright, Frances Annan (President), Feliciea Seabrook, Cherish Nelson (Vice President), Lauren Jackson (Secretary-Treasurer), Tiffany Edwards and Dr. Priscilla G. Aaltonen, Advisor. One member, Anitra Anderson, is not pictured because she spent last semester studying in Spain.

School of Liberal Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Visual Poet Society
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Members of the Hampton University Visual Poet Society collaborated with the staff and students of the Northampton Community Center in a creative initiative to artistically decorate two school buses for the community centers' use. This event was also a unique opportunity for members of the Visual Poet Society to embark on a recruitment drive at the center, introducing the fine arts program to students who demonstrated an interest in the arts.

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Drawing Classes
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Artist Inga-Charlotte Doerp recently visited assistant professors Solomon Isekeije and Kwabena Ampofo-Anti's drawing classes. Originally from Germany, Doerp now lives in Hampton and is known as one of the region's most celebrated artists. Doerp, who paints in a post-Impressionist style, talked to students about composition, color and artistic style.

College of Education and Continuing Studies

Division of Education


On Nov. 18, the College of Education and Continuing Studies saluted 15 area school counselors at its Third Annual Exemplary Educators Forum in the HU Student Center Ballroom. Counselors from Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Suffolk Public Schools were recognized. Numerous students within the Division of Education focusing on becoming future school counselors were present for the opportunity to meet and dine with these acclaimed figures.

Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Visual Poet Society
Dr. Faye Gallop and her class, along with HU faculty and staff,
pose with representatives from the American Red Cross.

Dr. Faye Gallop, assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and her class presented the American Red Cross with a $100 donation this month. The proceeds were from Gallop and her students' November aerobic dance production called "Working Day and Night." Gallop also made monetary donations to Professor Beverly Duane, director of the Terpsichorean dance group, Professor Valerie Burge Hall, a representative of the American Cancer Society and several students and staff.

Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

Organ Donor

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On Dec. 4, students in the public relations capstone class in the HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications successfully hosted an organ and tissue registration drive in the Student Center Atrium. Titled "Resurrect 12-2 While Saving Lives," the event was in partnership with LifeNet Health, a non-profit organ procurement organization that provides donation systems for transplant of major organs. The event was a success, with students surpassing their goal by registering 77 donors.

School of Nursing & School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Student and Faculty
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As part of World Diabetes Day, the Hampton University Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy participated in blood pressure and foot screenings at New Hope Baptist Church in Hampton, Va. Approximately 30 people were serviced. HU Pharmacy Professor Natasha Harrigan, PharmD gave a discussion called "Medication: A Hard Pill to Swallow" about taking medicine to help maintain diabetes. The Nov. 14 event was sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and Sentara and Riverside hospitals.