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Dr. Pamela Hammond Receives Humanitarian of the Year Award
Dr. Pamela Hammond, dean of the HU School of Nursing, was one of six persons selected for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities 2009 Humanitarian of the Year award. The 41st Annual Peninsula Chapter Humanitarian Awards Dinner was Feb. 26 at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. The Humanitarian Awards Dinners honor individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, according to the organization’s website.
Nursing Students Participate in Health Fair for the Homeless
HU College of Virginia Beach nursing students stand
with Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim at the national Project Homeless Connect.
Senior nursing students from the Hampton University College of Virginia Beach participated in a health fair for the homeless, National Project Homeless Connect, Feb. 19 at the Norfolk Scope. The students provided health screenings for 260 clients for blood pressure, 205 for height and weight measurements and 178 for foot screenings. Also, 274 vision and hearing screenings were provided in conjunction with the Lion’s Club of Virginia. Two students also rendered emergency care to a medically unstable client.
Nursing Employees Featured in "MyTime"
Two School of Nursing employees were featured in MyTime, a Hampton Roads magazine geared towards women.
Administrative Assistant in the HU School of Nursing Alfreada Brown-Kelly was featured in the January edition and Assistant Professor of Nursing Sherri Saunders-Goldson was featured in the February edition.
Kelly was featured for publication of her book of poetry, “Transformation of the Mind, Body and Soul.” Goldson, the first in her family to receive a bachelor’s degree, was featured as part of a black history month piece.
The College of Education and Continuing Studies
The College of Education and Continuing Studies hosted a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Dr. Judith Berry Griffin, on Jan. 27 for a public lecture in Phenix Auditorium. Griffin is the director and chairman of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and director of Carney, Sandoe and Associates. She spoke about the need for students to give back to their communities by mentoring to underprivileged children. “There are huge numbers of untapped minds who don’t have the resources to succeed,” said Griffin.