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The Student Connection

2010 Model Student Finalists

This is a record year for the Student Connection Model Student Contest. We had a record number of applicants and a record number of finalists. Thank you to all the applicants. We truly have a lot of model students at Hampton University. Here are the finalists for the 2010 Model Student Contest. The winner will be announced on April 19 at www.twitter.com/_HamptonU.

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HU Alum Deejaying for Teen Sensation Justin Bieber

Tay James

Hampton University Alumnus Taylor James, also known as DJ Tay James or The Boy Wonder, is continuing to decorate his already illustrious career as a DJ. In addition to his repertoire of more than 100 mixtapes, James has been the official DJ for teen sensation Justin Bieber since June.
“I got a call from DJ Boogie who had referred me to Justin. I dropped everything I was doing and flew to Oklahoma, and I’ve been with him ever since,” said James.

James’ success comes as no surprise. James, a Baltimore, Md. native, has been DJing since he was 12 and has been self-employed since he was 16. James also interned for Unruly Production and Communication when he was 16. There he learned the business aspect of the music industry.

James also credits HU for some of his knowledge of entrepreneurship. “My accounting, international business and marketing classes have definitely helped prepare me,” said James.

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Changes in Financial Aid Program for 2010-2011 School Year

Tay James

Hampton University is participating in the Direct Loan Program for the 2010-2011 academic year and beyond. Every student or parent borrower must sign a new Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) for the 2010-2011 school year. This is a one- time requirement.

Students who borrowed a Federal Stafford loan or parents who borrowed a Federal PLUS loan in the 2009-2010 academic year, and plan to borrow through one or both of these loan programs for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year, need to report to the financial aid office.

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