HAMPT N LIFE March
INSIDE Dean dedicated his life to continual learning
Lawton secured grant to enable adults to finish college
In January, CCE received a $50,000 grant from the
hrough all of his endeav-
ors here at Hampton Bernard Osher Foundation to establish the Osher Reentry
University, Dr. W. O. Scholarship Fund, enabling local individuals to move closer
Lawton, founding dean of the towards completing their bachelor's degree. Beginning this
College of Continued Education semester, CCE will select 25 individuals whose HU undergradu-
(CCE), routinely demonstrated ate studies have been interrupted, by circumstances beyond their
his belief that everyone should control for approximately five years or more, and are resuming
continually learn new skills and
their studies to complete their first baccalaureate degree.
Kids learn to swim challenge their minds. In recent
Each selected Osher Reentry Scholar will receive $2,000
years, he successfully established
. . . p. 2 classes at the HU College of
per year to defray education expenses. Each individual is eligible
Virginia Beach, launched the to receive the scholarship for up to three years without having to
Pharmacy prof. earns highly successful Osher Lifelong reapply as long as he or she holds a 2.5 GPA or higher.
Dr. W. O. Lawton
Learning Institute, and authored “We are delighted with the emphasis your institution
certification . . .p. 3
several books including “Lincoln and Davis: Two Opposite has placed on addressing the specific needs of reentry students,
Sides.” and the Foundation is pleased to support your efforts in this
Nursing dean Outside of HU, he exemplified this belief through his regard,” wrote the Bernard Osher Foundation in its congratulato-
honored . . . p. 4 participation on several boards including the National ry letter to CCE.
Association of Workforce Boards and the Hampton YMCA. He “This is a golden opportunity to get individuals to con-
Peruvian band served as a docent for the Hampton History Museum, belonged tinue education and graduate from Hampton with assistance
visits HU . . . p. 5 to the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and the Phi Delta Kappa hon- from Osher,” said Lawton.
orary society, and served as the president of the International He saw the scholarship fund as a stepping stone for its
Travel Agents Society. recipients to use to either advance in the workplace or advance
Broadcast journalism towards earning additional degrees as he did.
On March 1, Lawton passed away unexpectedly. Yet,
center launched . . . p. 7 through a new grant he recently worked to obtain, CCE will
continue his vision of educational opportunities for students of
Employee wins all ages. Continued on page 2
new car . . . p.8
Business students showcase talent in NY
cipals- based accounting system and sug-
here are a lot of young people that
go to New York City with hopes gested ways for the seamless and ethical
of making it big. Five Hampton transition to take place.
University School of Business students Accounting lecturer Dr. Phillip
were already finalists when they arrived in “Michael” McClain was the team's advi-
New York for the PricewaterhouseCoopers sor. Students chose their faculty advisor
xACT Case Competition National Finals and were assigned a PwC advisor as well.
held Jan. 18 - 20.
“It was great going to nationals,
Students on the HU team,
we were competing against strong
Omni, were Jerrica Cash, Maurice
teams,” said McClain.
Kuykendoll, Markesa Phelps, Cecil
Derrick Roman, partner for PwC,
Stokes, and Ashley Thomas. The team
included in his letter to select faculty the
received a $10,000 prize.
“Omni” in New York with Dr. Phillip McClain sentiment, “I'm very proud of Hampton,
HU student teams had competed
the 55 students that participated in the
at the local level before but had never “We are proud of the achieve- campus program and the very special
earned a spot at nationals. Hampton ments of our accounting and business group of students who accomplished
University entered 11 teams during the administration students. They are being something exceptional in New York.”
first round of competition in the fall that taught by an outstanding accounting fac- This was Cash's first time going
was judged by local PwC employees. ulty. Securing finalist status in the PwC to a case competition. She really enjoyed
More than 300 teams from 60 extreme accounting case competition is a the overall experience and was proud of
schools entered the competition, but only nationally recognized accomplishment," her team.
five schools made the finals - Wake said Dr. Sid Credle, dean for the School of “We represented HU very well,
Forest, Indiana University, Louisiana Business. the VPs and other recruiters really paid
State University, New York University During the competition, students
and HU. The Wake Forest team took were presented with a company's problem
first place at nationals. Continued on page 5
of converting from a rule-based to a prin-
HAMPT N LIFE HPER uses grant to teach kids to swim
odi Jensen, director of aquatics, received a $4,000
grant from the Virginia Department of Health's
Division of Injury and Violence Prevention. Jensen, a
water enthusiast, is excited to teach the children who
attend the Hampton University Child Development
Center to swim.
March 2007 Each Friday, 43 children, ages two to five, visit
the pool in Holland Hall and are split into age groups for
M swimming lessons.
EDITOR Jensen focuses on teaching water safety tech-
Yuri Rodgers Milligan niques. She explained that grant funds are used for
Director of University Relations
staffing instructors and lifeguards, and for support mate-
rials for the children.
“I'm very excited about
Child Development Center Kids learn how to swim.
ASSISTANT EDITOR this program because
“Drowning is the second leading cause of
water safety is near and
unintentional injury among adolescents in Virginia,” said
dear to my heart,” said
Alison L. Phillips
Jensen. She enjoys teaching water safety.
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Jensen who was
“Drownings are preventable,” said Jensen.
exposed to water and
Jensen considers being able to teach basic
WRITERS water safety as a young
water safety a great part of her job. She has been the
aquatics director at HU for five years.
However, Jensen real-
Erica Taylor Harrod
“Teaching and managing an aquatic facility is the
Public Relations Specialist
izes that many children
best of both worlds,” said Jensen.
do not get that opportunity. She is aware that “going to a
Public Relations Specialist
swimming pool is often a luxury,” especially in the black
M -Erica Taylor Harrod
studies and of CCE's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
In addition, CCE will re-evaluate each applicant's
Continued from page 1
undergraduate credits to determine if they are applicable to
Jonathan Cole Lawton graduat- CCE's degree requirements and CCE may request an inter-
University Graphic Designer ed from South Carolina view process to review oral and written skills. Current CCE
State University and students are ineligible to apply as an Osher Reentry Scholar.
M later from Lincoln Marrow first learned of the Osher Reentry
Hampton Life (Vol. 27 issue 7) is University of Missouri Scholarship Fund when attending a conference hosted by
published monthly by Hampton the Bernard Osher Foundation in San Jose, Calif., in April
University in the Office of with a master's degree in
University Relations. education. He also 2006. While there, he met with representatives from other
earned a doctorate in universities that currently offer the Osher Reentry
M education administration Scholarship Fund and felt it would be an excellent opportu-
Hampton Life from George nity to bring to HU.
Bernard Osher of the Bernard
Hampton University Washington University. The grant may be renewed annually for up to three
P.O. Box 6446 Osher Foundation and Kevin
Hampton, VA 23668 Lawton explained that Marrow at the OLLI National years, with the prospect after demonstrated success of an
FAX 757.728.6941 another benefit of return- Conference in San Jose, Calif. endowment gift of $1 million.
www.hamptonu.edu ing to HU through CCE To apply for the Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund or
- the flexibility of class schedules. CCE “exercises the flexi- for additional information, please contact Kevin Marrow at
bility needed to get [reentry students] back into the universi- (757) 872-6700 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ty” by offering day, night and weekend classes so that stu- Prior to joining the HU family, Lawton served as a
dents do not have to miss work in order to earn their under- colonel in the U.S. Army for 30 years, earning numerous
graduate degrees. medals and awards along the way. He was respected and
To be selected as one of 25 Osher Reentry Scholars, loved by all who knew him, as was demonstrated by all in
an applicant must be between the ages of 25 and 50 and for- attendance at his memorial on March 7 at HU Memorial
merly attended HU as an undergraduate student at least five Chapel. The Hampton University community mourns the
years ago or more. A 300-word essay explaining why that loss of Dr. W. O. Lawton and he will be greatly missed.
individual wishes to return to HU must be submitted.
“This essay is to help illustrate the participants
whose financial needs are great and offers an opportunity to -Alison L. Phillips
explain how this money will help an individual come back
to school,” said Kevin Marrow, director of entrepreneurial
H O N O R S
Pharmacy professor earns highest board certification
Phillips' BCPS certification is valid for seven years and then she has to
r. Shay Phillips, assistant professor of
pharmaceutical practice, has earned retake the exam. During her certification period Phillips must also complete
the title of board certified pharma- several continuing education benchmarks in order to maintain the certification.
cotherapy specialist (BCPS). This certification Meeting continuous milestones is important because “medicines are
is only held by 91 pharmacists in Virginia approved every day and you have to know all of them,” said Phillips.
among the thousands of licensed pharmacists. In addition to teaching a therapeutics course at HU, Phillips works at
Phillips explains the BCPS designa- the Sentara Ambulatory Care Clinic in Norfolk, Va., where she handles more
tion as an “upper level certification in all areas than 1,000 patients.
of pharmacy.” “I've always been interested in health care since I took my first biology
In order to gain the certification, course in college,” said Phillips.
Phillips sat for a five-hour objective peer Dr. Shay Phillips Phillips is a native of Albany, Ga., and earned a bachelor's in biology
review exam. The exam presented various from Valdosta State University and a Pharm.D. from Florida Agricultural and
cases and scenarios for which Phillips had to identify, solve, and provide drug Technical University.
“I was so happy to learn I had passed the test, especially on the first -Erica Taylor Harrod
time,” said Phillips. “This is the Lamborghini of pharmacy certifications.”
Phillips is the first faculty member in the Hampton University School
of Pharmacy to earn this certification.
THE 93RD ANNUAL
MINISTERS' CONFERENCE AND
71ST ANNUAL CHOIR DIRECTORS'
AND ORGANISTS' GUILD
“The Form and Shape of Preaching”
June 3-8, 2007
Worship with nationally acclaimed speakers including:
Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Rev. Ralph West, Dr. Cleo LaRue, Pastor Jimmy Baldwin,
Pastor Rita Twiggs, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor and more!
Early registration deadline is April 13
–Pre-registration fee is $150
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For more information, please call (757) 727-5367
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Students make marine science fun at the Virginia aquarium
“It has been great observing the science and
ou have heard, “don't be afraid to get your
feet wet” when taking on a new challenge. non-science majors discussing the same topic, but
But in this case, it is “don't be afraid to get coming from different angles to potentially both
your hands wet” as some Hampton University stu- solve the problem of communicating ocean science
dents have done in a new marine science class, to the public,” said Gibson.
Management of Marine Resources. Students serve as Senior marine and environmental science
docents and teach visitors at the Virginia Aquarium major Eric Battle enjoys every aspect of the class and
and Marine Science Center as part of the class. said one of the best parts is “working with children
The class is made possible thanks to early while their minds are still sponges.”
Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal The partnership between HU and the
Audiences (COSIA), a three-year project funded by aquarium could be the beginning for many hands-on
the National Science Foundation that develops part- opportunities. The activities are already spreading on
nerships between universities and science institutions. campus. Recently an aquarium educational specialist
Dr. Diane Robinson, professor and director Pre-school children and COSIA students listen to an aquarium visited the Child Development Center for a science
of the Interdisciplinary Science Center, and Dr. presentation in the Child Development Center. lesson. This visit not only introduced the pre-school
Deidre Gibson, assistant professor of marine science
For the first part of this semester, the stu-
and the instructor of the class, were instrumental in
dents have been learning the basics of marine sci-
ence. They are now developing projects that will
soon be taught to the public from what Burns calls
They'll work in the aquarium on Fridays.
The students' projects range from lessons in ocean
currents, aquatic exploration and even an outreach
program that is designed to attract more adults to the
aquarium for an inexpensive, yet unique night out.
The aquarium has about 650,000 guests ech year and
Fridays are one of its busiest days.
“I think this is an amazing opportunity for
the aquarium to work with students who have an COSIA students Cara Babineaux, Kira Mathes,
Ashley Nance, Eric Battle and Jeremy Williams watch
interest in science and setting marine science apart
a snail come out of his shell during class.
Rachel Spivey holds a snail during class. and sharing that passion with the general public,”
children to science, but also helped the COSIA stu-
There are 11 students from various majors
bringing the program to Hampton. Karen Burns, edu- dents get a firsthand look on how to work with
in the class. Rachel Spivey, a sophomore marketing
cational specialist at the aquarium, and Barbara young children. The class will be offered for two
major, joined the class because she was told there
Maggi, outreach coordinator for the Interdisciplinary more spring semesters.
was no homework and no tests. What she didn't real-
Science Center, also collaborated on the curriculum
ize was that she would come in contact with sea life
for the class.
for the first time.
Burns said one aspect of the class teaches -Nina Stickles
“Even though that's not what I expected, I
the students to relate to all visitors to the aquarium.
really enjoy the class,” said Spivey. She really appre-
“You have to be able to relate to that family of four,
ciates that Gibson and her classmates help her
H O N O R S
the kids and the parents.”
understand the science.
Nursing dean earns distinguished lecturer and alumna awards
Hendricks described her theory and presentation as a new perspective on the
r. Constance Hendricks, dean of the
School of Nursing, was selected to serve phenomenon of a minority becoming “somebody” in a majority environment.
as the Mary T. Boynton Distinguished She encouraged students and faculty who attended the lecture to “stay on tune
Lecturer at the University of Tennessee College while singing the diversity solo.” Hendricks describes this advice as telling
of Nursing. Hendricks is the first African minorities to stay true to themselves in any situation. She also said that every-
American to hold this position. one is a minority at some point in their life and career.
Hendricks visited the University of The University of Tennessee is not the only university honoring
Tennessee on Feb. 12-13 and attended under- Hendricks' accomplishments. She was also selected as the 2007 Distinguished
graduate pediatrics and community health Alumna for the University of Alabama School of Nursing. Hendricks will for-
classes, mentored faculty members, and attend- mally accept this award and speak at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner
ed a reception with college faculty and mem- on March 22. She will be escorted by her brother and James Perkins, mayor of
Dr. Constance Hendricks
bers of her sororities, Zeta Phi Beta and Chi Selma, Ala., Hendricks' hometown.
Eta Phi. “I am humbled to have been selected,” said Hendricks. “It is an honor
“I have developed a mid-range health promotion theory and it has been that I do not take lightly.”
used by students and researchers,” said Hendricks, whose presentation was titled
“On Becoming a Nurse Scientist.”
-Erica Taylor Harrod
Students exposed to the beat of a different drum
original Peruvian set,” stated Bracey.
The concert featured several traditional Peruvian instruments such as the
quijada, an instrument made from the jawbone of a donkey; the cajita, a small
wooden box with a lid that is opened and shut in rhythmic time; and the cajón.
According to the The Latin American Folk Institute, the cajón, a wooden box
drum, is the national emblem for Peruvians and “an indispensable part of any
ensemble that performs the traditional and folk
music of Peru.” Percussionist Lobatón also
showcased the traditional zapateo criollo tap
“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity
to bring a group like that here to Hampton. I
think the students enjoyed seeing those unique
instruments and it was exciting to me too,” said
He hopes that the group will return to
HU soon so that more people can experience
the music. “It was a good opportunity to hear
authentic Afro-Peruvian sounds and an experi-
Percussionist Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón plays the cajita.
ence to see many unique instruments in action.”
He is also encouraging his students to Saxophonist Laurandrea Leguía
and trumpeter Gabriel Alegría.
n the evening of Feb. 17, inside Ogden Hall you couldn't help but to tap participate in the musical group's one-of-a-kind
your feet as Peruvian beats intertwined with African rhythms to form the Tour Peru Project. This summer The Gabriel
unique sound of The Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet. Hampton Alegría Sextet will host two 10-day tours through their native country of Peru
University's Department of Music welcomed the ensemble that describes their where guests will sightsee throughout the day and attend musical performances in
style as a combination of “the rich legacy of the black music of coastal Peru” with the evenings. Held in July and August, the Tour Peru Project will include visits to
contemporary jazz. Macchu Picchu, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Paracas. For more
The performance was part of the sextet's 2007 Nuevo Mundo tour, featur- information on this tour, please contact email@example.com or call (213) 200-
ing music from their latest album. “We're supporting a new album and thank 1420.
everyone at the university for helping to make this possible,” said trumpeter and
composer Gabriel Alegría.
Alongside Alegría were saxophonist Laurandrea Leguía, guitarist Yuri -Alison L. Phillips
Juarez, bassist Joscha Oetz, drummer Hugo Alcázar, and percussionist Freddy
“Huevito” Lobatón. The group performed several numbers from the CD including
“Piano de Patio (y Bongo),” “Buscando a Huevito,” and George Gershwin's
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“Summertime.” The ensemble also performed “El Mar,” a song written by Alegría
about the Pacific Ocean near Lima, Peru.
attention and that took Hampton to another level.” Cash is a 5-year MBA stu-
dent and hopes to get into financial management after graduating.
This is not Kuykendoll's first case competition. He was in the PwC
case competition last year as well. He is an intern with the Internal Audit
Practice in the Chicago Office and plans to get his MBA after graduating in
“The team has great chemistry. When people work well together, and
enjoy being around their teammates, the product is better. I think that we suc-
ceeded because we have different perspectives, but we listen and work together,”
While in New York, McClain and the team also got to see the
Broadway show “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Winning case competition teams are nothing new to Hampton. Other
HU students placed second in a competition sponsored by the National Black
MBA Association last semester, and another team placed first in the National
Urban League Business Case Competition in June. Select business students are
Guitarist Yuri Juarez currently participating in the Executive Leadership Council competition as well
asa Prudential case competition.
Miss HU RaSheeda Waddell, a senior voice music performance major, attended
the event. Waddell felt the event was a breath of fresh air from the style of music
she is accustomed to singing. “It was really refreshing to see something like that,
especially since I'm surrounded all day by classical music. It was really good,” -Nina Stickles
Jerry Bracey, assistant professor of music and director of the HU
Orchestra, encouraged many of his students and members of the HU Jazz Ensemble
to attend. Bracey played an integral role in bringing the sextet to campus.
“I thought it was a remarkable performance with that type of musicianship and the
Dean of Women hosts 2nd “Fire Side Chat”
according to Walker, president of HU
ewel Long, dean of women host-
ed the 2nd “Fire Side Chat: an Boosters.
Hour of Reflection with The alumni discussed the popular
Hampton University Alumni” for topic of campus food and mentioned that
Hampton University freshmen. they had “mystery meat.” Daughtry
The purpose of the Sunday recalled how people joined her and her
afternoon “chat” is for alumni who mother in their house for a meal after the
graduated more than 40 years ago to many Musical Arts Society performances
share with students their fondest rec- on campus. Daughtry's former home was
ollections of their matriculation at located where the William R. and Norma
Hampton, said Long. The first chat B. Harvey Library stands today.
was held in Kelsey Hall last spring. The Musical Arts Society brought
This year's chat was held in Virginia- music greats to campus to entertain and
Cleveland Hall (VC) on Feb. 18. educate students. Alumni panelists
Long organized a special named artists who visited the campus
chat this year focusing the conversa- including opera singer Marian Anderson
tion on building renovations and and jazz musician Count Basie.
additions. Two panelists are affiliated “All the big names came to
with The Livas Group Architects, Fire Side Chat panelists: Front Row (l-r) Lillie S. Calloway, Dr. Willia E. Daughtry Hampton,” said Walker.
P.C., who has been responsible for many Back Row (l-r) Patricia Yates Hollingsworth, Elbert V. Walker, John H. Spencer Students were shocked to find out
major campus building projects. that the University chapel service was held
He also mentioned another dress code
Panelists were Dr. Willia E. Daughtry, '52; in VC at one time, that rooms in Kelsey Hall used to
requirement at the time was women were not allowed
John H. Spencer, '56; Lillie S. Calloway, '60; and have sinks, and that the dean of women's office was
to wear jeans until after noon on Saturdays. “I
Elbert V. Walker, '64. Patricia Yates Hollingsworth, located in the current dorm director's apartment in
remember that's how I met my wife,” he said. “I saw
'59, moderated the discussion. The alumni shared VC. Students also enjoyed listening to alumni remi-
this pair of jeans walking across campus and I said I
their vivid memories of being a Hampton University nisce.
want those jeans.”
student and their knowledge of campus improvements. “It was really inspiring,” said Mavis Baah, a
Spencer recalled after meeting his wife,
They also shared campus traditions that are familiar to resident of Kennedy Hall.
spending time dangling their feet in the water on the
students today. “They are living in history,” said Long. “The
“I didn't miss many parties,” said Spencer wealth of information is good for the students to be
Walker discussed how he worked for Henry
explaining his balance of work and play as a student. aware of. The alumni appreciate being asked to help
Livas on campus. “After class I could walk to work in
“I saw the sun come up in Bemis many mornings,” said students understand our traditions and values and to
the upstairs of his house on campus.”
Spencer, who majored in architecture and works with help them embrace what we are all about.”
After graduating, Walker returned to teach
The Livas Group. “I like hearing about the Hampton family,”
drafting in the architecture department.
Spencer went on to discuss the former fresh- said Baah. “I already feel [a part of the family] as a
Hollingsworth and Walker shared with the
men orientation where he had to wear a green beanie. freshman.”
students their experience with the HU Boosters and
Freshmen then were required to wear the funny hat
encouraged students to become active with this organ-
until the first touchdown was made in football season.
ization after they graduate. The Boosters are also
“We didn't win any football games so we had to wear
working to establish a student booster organization,
the beanies for a long time,” he said. -Erica Taylor Harrod
High School Day
“Hampton's Walk on the Blue Carpet - It's a Dreamworld”
Friday, April 6, 2007
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Morning program begins at 9 a.m.
All high school students are invited to be a college student for a day.
Speak to HU students and faculty. Hear Hampton's award winning band and choir.
Find out information about financial aid, housing, student organizations and more.
For more information call 757-727-5328.
Journalism School launches Center for Broadcast Excellence
and a high-speed fiber-optic network.
ony Brown, dean of Hampton
University’s Scripps Howard Secondly, CBE will engage its participants
School of Journalism & in new media, the new industry trend
Communications (SHSJC), can tell you where individuals are familiarized with all
that today's media industry is swiftly areas of the media. Due to cutbacks, layoffs
changing. and industry changes, today's media giants
Recent headlines have shown are looking for individuals who can multi-
that media giants including TIME, The task; individuals who can write and report
Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, stories, design and/or maintain a website,
and The Chicago Tribune have had mas- and shoot, stream and edit a video. CBE is
sive layoffs. Therefore, he and the rest of creating such individuals.
the faculty at SHSJC are stepping into For both of these objectives, the Core
the driver's seat by preparing the School's group's focus is aimed more on the techni-
graduates for the age of “new media” with cal side since it consists solely of broadcast
the new Center for Broadcast Excellence majors. Members are also required to work
(CBE). one hour per week in the equipment room.
This voluntary, extracurricular The Core group also carries a third, indi-
enhancement program offers its partici- rect objective: sales. Recent studies,
pants the opportunity to develop including one done by State University of
advanced skills in broadcast writing, production, “The idea of broadcasting, it resonates with this New York at Oswego professor Jerry
videotaping and non-linear editing. CBE focuses on young generation… We'll be training them for jobs Condra, have found that college broadcast majors
the development of new media skills in conver- that are now emerging as the market demands are are “not adequately introduced to sales as a career or
gence, interactivity, video streaming and various changing. It's an evolving job market,” said Brown. trained in media sales.” Therefore SHSJC has wel-
connectivity distribution platforms. “If they can mix technology with a liberal arts back- comed Drew Berry, former general manager and vice
ground, you've got a darn excellent graduate on president at WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Md., as a vis-
your hands.” iting professional to prepare Core students in media
On Jan. 26, SHSJC held the introductory sales experience.
meeting for CBE where participating students had According to Brown, sales is often over-
the opportunity to learn more about what this “edu- looked as the best way to get your foot in the door
cational purposeful activity” will offer throughout
the next semester. Last semester, these students
applied by submitting an application and an essay
based on how technological developments have
affected society in the 21st century. All CBE partic-
ipants must also have a 3.0 GPA or higher in his or
Professor Leonard meets with a new member of CBE. her major.
CBE is under the direction of assistant pro-
fessors W. Chris Leonard and Van Dora Williams
EVER THOUGHT YOUR PROM NIGHT,
and operates on two levels - a Core and a General
OR FORMAL ATTIRE, WOULD NEVER BE
group. The General group includes students from
all SHSJC majors, while the Core group consists Duran Butler, a senior broadcast major accepted
solely of broadcast majors. The two groups share into the Core group, listens intently as Tony Brown
describes the purpose of the new CBE.
Thanks to The William R. Harvey Leadership
two main objectives: to fully immerse their students
Institute and Project: Dream BIG, it can!
into Final Cut Pro editing software and to help stu-
Donate your prom gown, suit jacket and pants,
dents become familiar with new media, also known in the media industry. He explained that many
or other formal wear, so that children with spe-
as “convergence journalism.” leaders in the media industry have started in sales.
cial needs can experience a night to remember. According to Final Cut Pro's creator, He explained, “If you know how to bring in the
Apple Computer, Inc., the software is “the first money, then you know how to manage the money.”
“The Cinderella Ball” will be choice of professional editors” and “delivers high- Duran Butler, a senior broadcasting major
held on campus May 19
performance digital nonlinear editing, native sup- from Waldorf, Md., has been selected as part of the
port for virtually any video format and facility-class Core group and is excited about becoming a mar-
extensibility and interoperability.” It is being used ketable graduate. “I think this is going to be a good
both in broadcast facilities as well as by film profes- opportunity to have access to new equipment and
Call HU student Dominique Steele sionals. “Final Cut Pro software is cutting edge gain more of a hands-on experience,” he said. “It's
at (571) 247-4219 or email
technology in editing and is touted as the software a great opportunity also to work with other students
to arrange for your clothes to be
used to cut ‘Titanic’,” said Brown. in a conglomerate nature.”
picked up. CBE students will receive training sessions “The Core and General groups are intend-
to enhance their technical skills in Final Cut Pro ed to set an example. You aren't being trained to be
and ultimately earn the Level 1 certification for this broadcast experts, you're being trained to be lead-
software, therefore becoming extremely marketable ers,” concluded Leonard.
in today's workplace. For CBE, the SHSJC televi-
sion studio has been upgraded with 15 new state-of- -Alison L. Phillips
the-art G5 Macintosh computer systems with Final
Cut Pro editing software, a seven terabyte server,
H O N O R S
Architecture chair's directory receives honor
he Directory of African American
Architects created by Brad Grant,
Hampton University architecture depart-
ment chair and endowed architecture professor,
has been awarded the American Institute of
Architects' (AIA) 2007 Institute Honors for
Collaborative Achievement. The award recognizes
and encourages distinguished achievements of
allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect
teams, knowledge communities, and others who
have had a beneficial influence on or advanced
the architectural profession. Grant has been a
member of HU's faculty for 11 years.
Grant and University of Cincinnati professor Dennis Mann created the
member of professional societies including HU General Service Administration
directory in 1991 while Grant was an assistant professor at the University of
(GSA) Peer Review for Architectural Excellence, National Organization of
Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. The directory
Minority Architects, and AIA. He is a registered architect in California and
lists more than 1,500 African-American architects who practice in the private
and public sectors, teach in higher education, or work outside the profession and
The Hampton University architecture department is celebrating its
still maintain licensure. The listing also has a highlight studies series, a compara-
65th anniversary this year. Since Grant has worked at HU, the department has
ble listing of landscape architects and a website, blackarch.uc.edu.
converted to include a master of architecture degree and inducted its first mem-
“This directory is important to help establish the current status of
bers of Tau Sigma Delta, the architectural and allied arts honor society.
African Americans and to help encourage and increase the numbers of African
The department is celebrating the anniversary with a semester-long guest lectur-
Americans in the field,” said Grant.
er series as well as a scholarship drive from department alumni.
Grant earned his bachelor of architecture degree from California
Grant will be presented with the award in June at the AIA National
Polytechnic State University and his master of architecture degree from the
Convention and Design Exposition in San Antonio, Texas.
University of California at Berkeley. Prior to coming to Hampton in 1996, he
taught at both of his alma maters as well as the City College of San Francisco.
He is the principal/CEO of AGWA Architects, PLLC in Hampton, Va., and is a
H U K N E W
HU employee wins new car
PERMIT NO. 73
(Left to right): Delvon Skinner (2nd from the left)
and Dr. William R. Harvey (center) pose with the
representatives from the Pomoco Auto Group.
he Pirates were victorious at the Feb. 28 men's home basketball game and so was
Delvon Skinner. Skinner, an electrician at Hampton University, won a 2007
Dodge Caliber during half time. The contest, “Attend to Win and Score Big,”
sponsored by the Pomoco Auto Group gave faculty/staff, students and community mem-
HAMPTON, VIRGINIA 23668
bers who attend the men's basketball home games an opportunity to win a new car.
HAMPT N LIFE
When his name was announced Skinner, a native of Portsmouth, Va., ran down from the
bleachers to claim his prize. Skinner, who only purchased one ticket for the car, said that
his win is all about family. He has given his old Galant to his fiancé, Sonya DeVose and
she gave her car to a nephew.
P.O. BOX 6446
“God has blessed me with this car to get around better to see my family,”
Shinner said. “Now I can go down to Elizabeth City to see my mom anytime and do the
things sons do for their mothers.”
-Yuri Rodgers Milligan