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Hampton University Senior Named Model Student

Edward Reed

Edward Kyle Reed

Edward Kyle Reed has been named Hampton University’s 2009-2010 Model Student. He was selected from a pool of distinguished applicants. “It’s a great feeling and a great experience,” Reed said. “It’s a great opportunity to show my dedication to my school and my community.”

To qualify to be HU’s model student, applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average and be involved in the community and two campus organizations.

Reed, a senior business management major, came highly recommended. He is currently a member of the city of Hampton Democratic Committee and the city of Hampton Neighborhood Commission’s Outreach Committee. At HU, he has served as a member of the Committee on Ceremonial Occasions and the Student Government Association Trustee Taskforce. He is currently the chairman of the HU Student Government’s Governmental Relations.

HU lecturer Gene Moore said of Reed, “He is definitely a model student in the classroom and community service activities. He is a person of unquestionable character and high integrity.” Reed has volunteered with the Salvation Army during its annual holiday food banks and has also assisted with its Christmas Angel Tree project.

Moore also noted that Reed has “participated in political campaigns during each of his four years at HU.” Reed served as the president of the Hampton chapter of the Young Democrats for America and as a student organizer for Students for Barack Obama. Dr. Charrita Danley, executive assistant to HU President Dr. William R. Harvey, said of Reed, “He’s actively involved in many campus committees that dealt with the creation and implementation of university policies and procedures. It was in these committees where his analytical skills and his objectivity were most evident.”

Danley became acquainted with Reed when he became a 2008-2009 HU Presidential Fellow. As a fellow, Reed attended weekly meetings with Dr. Harvey and assisted with the organization of the Annual Leadership Summit as well as the Tom Joyner School of the Month events.

After graduation, Reed hopes to obtain his master’s degree in public administration and his doctorate degree in public administration and policy. He plans to pursue a career in city management and public office where he will continue to serve his community.

-Krystan Hitchcock