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The Student Connection

HU Offers Students Free Seasonal and Swine Flu Vaccines


The University Health Center has seen a few cases of influenza like illness.  These students have been isolated in order to prevent the transmission to the campus community.  If you develop flu-like symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, headache, chills, fatigue and body aches – please contact the University Health Center at 727-5315. Students with underlying health conditions (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) should contact their healthcare provider if they become ill with fever and flu-like symptoms, since the flu may be more severe in these individuals.

Hampton University will be offering the seasonal flu and H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine to its students, faculty and staff. The university is partnering with the Hampton Health Department in the effort.

The seasonal flu vaccine is being offered Oct. 8 and 9. The H1N1 vaccine, which must be administered in two doses given three weeks apart, is being offered Oct. 27 and 30 for the first dose and Nov. 17 and 19 for the second dose.  The vaccinations will be offered from noon – 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. 

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I Know What Hamptonians Did Last Summer

Some of you hit the beach, had co-ops and internships, waited tables, volunteered for worthy causes and probably a few got caught up on a lot of TV and social media posts. Here is what three students experienced at three different internships this summer.

Brittney Fennell a senior from Somerset, N.J., participated in the 2009 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention in Tampa as a student reporter. At this annual week-long convention, the print journalism major had the opportunity to meet and work with leading professionals in her field of study. Fennell wrote stories for both the online and print publications of the NABJ convention; two of her stories were posted on the front page.

“Even though it was only a week long, this was a great experience because I got the chance to do so much,” said Fennell. “I worked with professionals who were already in the business and I was treated like a real reporter.”

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HU Names New Provost


Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey has announced the appointment of Dr. Pamela Hammond as Hampton University Provost. The provost is the chief academic officer of the university. Hammond previously served as the dean of the University’s School of Nursing.

“I was impressed with Dr. Hammond’s intellect, work ethic, results oriented style of management and mentoring of younger faculty members,” Harvey said. “In my judgment she will be an outstanding provost.”

Hammond was first appointed the dean of the HU School of Nursing in 1998, and again in 2007. During her time in the department, among other accomplishments, she was named a 2009 Humanitarian of the Year by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, and her department was given a community service award by the 100 Black Men of the Virginia Peninsula.

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