Hampton University named HBCU of the year

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton University has a new honor. The school was named 2014 HBCU of the Year, denoting it as a historically black college or university.

In a news release, a university spokesperson said the award was one of three the school was presented by Dillard University at the fourth annual HBCU Awards ceremony on July 11.

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Hampton University community,” said President Dr. William R. Harvey. “I commend the HBCU Awards and HBCU Digest for highlighting the positive impact that Hampton University and other HBCUs are making in higher education.”

The Hampton University Minority Men’s Health Initiative won the Best Research Center Award and the Hampton Lady Pirates Basketball Team was presented the Female Team of the Year Award.

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