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Two Seniors Receive the President's Award


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Seniors Mavis Baah and Melani French won the 2010 President’s Award, the highest award given to a senior.

The other finalists were so exceptional that this year HU President Dr. William R. Harvey decided to award the finalists, Christine Burton, Jared Council, and Elliot Croom, with a $200 reward and a plaque.


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Baah is a print journalism and communications major. In her essay she spoke of the Hampton character that helped her in hard times and paved a way for her during internships.

“When some called Hampton arrogant it was really a symbol of her fortitude. And her competitive nature was nothing else but a desire to maintain the standard of excellence,” Baah stated in her essay. “All that I am today I owe to my family, my friends and Hampton University.”


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French is a biology major and will attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in the fall. In her essay French reflected on how her time at Hampton prepared her for the future.

“My embodiment of Hampton’s concepts of character, competency, and service became clear upon my acceptance to all three professional schools to which I applied.”

-Naima Gethers