Hampton University student lifeguards placed third in a lifeguard competition sponsored by the Peninsula Lifeguard Association (PLA) in July. HU’s team, which consisted of students Meagan Ivey, Essence Fisher-Hobson, Morgan Turner, Cole Tillman and Princess Heard, was led by HU Aquatics Director Jodi Jensen.
Jensen served as team captain and event organizer for the competition, held at Windy Point Pool in York County. The events included a ring buoy toss where lifeguards threw a ring buoy to a target of either 20 feet or 35 feet, and a brick retrieval exercise, where 12, 10 pound bricks are in a 12 foot crate of water, and competing lifeguards remove them in a specific period of time.
The other two events were a rescue tube relay and backboard relay. The final event was the spirit award, where teams did a cheer to reflect their organization, which was led by Ivey, a junior at HU.
Two Hampton University students became the first to travel to Singapore this summer as part of an exchange partnership with Nanyang Polytechnic. Sean Bynoe of Atlanta, Ga., and James Berry of West Chester, Penn., both sport management majors, also interned at the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games hosted in Singapore.
and James’ exchange experience in Singapore at Nanyang Polytechnic
and an internship with the Youth Olympics allowed them to see the world
and connect with international students in their arena, an opportunity few
student experience during their college years or ever in life,” said
Marcia Jackson, director of the HU International Office.
In 2008, HU began the early stages of developing an international student exchange program with institutions in Singapore and other parts of the world. Nanyang Polytechnic is one of two institutions in Singapore that HU signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange students between the two institutions in 2009. The other Singaporean institution involved is Temasek Polytechnic.