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									     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
                                                  Jodi Jensen
                                                                                                         best of both worlds,” said Jensen.
                                       do not get that opportunity. She is aware that “going to a
         Nina Stickles
   Public Relations Specialist

                                       swimming pool is often a luxury,” especially in the black
                M                                                                                                                               -Erica Taylor Harrod
       Reuben Burrell
    University Photographer
                                                                                                        studies and of CCE's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
                                      CCE Grant
                                                                                                                  In addition, CCE will re-evaluate each applicant's
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                                                                                                        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.               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
                                      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

                                                                           HAMPTON LIFE
                                                                                                                                                         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

                                HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
                           MINISTERS' CONFERENCE AND
                          71ST ANNUAL CHOIR DIRECTORS'
                               AND ORGANISTS' GUILD
                                                             “The Form and Shape of Preaching”

                                                                      June 3-8, 2007
                                                                    Hampton University

                                               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
                                                         –On-site registration fee is $175

                                                     to download your registration form!
                                              For more information, please call (757) 727-5367
                                                         or (757) 727-5681 or email

                                                                             HAMPTON LIFE
           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
                                                          curiosity carts.
                                                                    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,”
                                                          said Burns.
                                                                                                                         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
                                                                               HAMPTON LIFE
                                  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 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
                                                                                          M.B.A. students
“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,”
                                                                                           said Kuykendoll.
                                                                                                    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
shared Waddell.
         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
                                                                              HAMPTON LIFE
                                         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

                                                         Hampton University

                        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.

                                                                                       HAMPTON LIFE
     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,
                                                                        Tony Brown
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
                                                     and operates on two levels - a Core and a General

                                                     group. The General group includes students from

                  WORN AGAIN?
                                                     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,

                                                                       HAMPTON LIFE
 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
                                                                   Brad Grant
  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,
                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                          -Nina Stickles

H U     K N E W

          HU employee wins new car
                                                                                                        NONPROFIT ORG.

                                                                                                         PERMIT NO. 73
                                                                                                         HAMPTON, VA
                                                                                                          U.S. POSTAGE

              (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.
                                                                                                                          HAMPTON UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                           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

                                                                                             HAMPTON LIFE

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