Thursday, March 18, 2010


HU Celebrates Honors Education
The Past and the Future

The Hampton University Honors College will host Honors College events throughout the weekend. The 15th Annual Honors College Induction Ceremony is on March 19 at 7p.m. in the McGrew Towers Conference Center. Carlos Stringer Smith, HU Class of 2003 and honors college graduate, will address the incoming class.

On Saturday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m. the university will host Honors Day in Ogden Hall. This years theme will be “Honors @ Hampton University: Character, Competency and Service.”

This year’s ceremony will include a keynote address from, Sashi Brown, a ’98 graduate of HU and the Honors College program. Brown currently serves as the assistant general counsel for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Throughout the event, students in the program will be honored with departmental and honor society awards. HU President Dr. William R. Harvey will present the President’s Award, an award presented annually to an outstanding student.

“The semi-finalist for the [President’s] award are exceptionally good this year, their experiences are so different,” stated Freddye Davy, director of the Honors College. “Forty-five students competed this year. It is wonderful to know the quality of student we produce.”

Honors weekend activities are free and open to the public. For more information contact Honors College at (757) 727-5076 or by email at

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