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The Student Connection

My Experience at this Year's Opening Convocation

Nicquita and Mom

This was such a refreshing day. Everyone looked so happy, so excited, and so inspired. I walked to Ogden Hall in my cap and gown passing many of my classmates, some that I knew, and some I’ve probably never seen before. I posed for about fifteen pictures for my mom before I could even walk up the steps and finally make it to the main event.

As I arrived in Ogden, there they were, the class of 2010 as a whole. You saw no attitudes, no judging, and no hierarchy, we were all uniform. We spent the first hour giving hugs and taking photos, trying to make each moment another entry in our memory books of senior year. The next hour or so was spent in our chairs as we listened to the many words of encouragement our speakers shared with us.

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HU Students are Tickled Pink

As times are tough with a suffering economy and college tuition on the rise, students are looking for outlets to help them pay for their higher education. So it came as a surprise to some Hampton University students when some extra funds deposited into their student accounts.

Eight lucky HU students were awarded scholarships presented by Victoria’s Secret PINK and Limited Brands Foundation in partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation. The companies donated $20,000 in scholarships to help students with their education at their “Home by the Sea” for the 2009-2010 academic year. Eight HU students received $2,500.

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Pharmacy Students Told they are 'The Future of Healthcare'

White Coat

Sixty-five Hampton University School of Pharmacy students were part of the school’s ninth annual white coat ceremony Sept. 24 in Ogden Hall. The ceremony is for first-year pharmacy students, and offers students a sense of the school’s core values that focus on professionalism, respect, integrity and caring. During the ceremony, students recite a pledge of professionalism committing their professional careers and practices to excellence in pharmacy, and are given white pharmacy coats.

The keynote speaker was Ami Bhatt, Pharm. D., senior manager of health and wellness recruiting for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. nationwide. Bhatt encouraged students to embrace their commitment to the pharmacy profession.

“Pharmacists are respected members of the community,” she said. “When you take this oath today, you’ll be putting the needs of others before your own.”

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In Loving Memory of

Dr. Douglas DePriest
Acting dean
Hampton University School of Science

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