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.
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.”
Dr. Douglas DePriest
Hampton University School of Science