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12 The Hampton Roads Messenger


Volume 5 Number 11 Around Hampton Roads


CYC Sponsors Twelfth Annual School Supply Collection Drive


CHESAPEAKE - The Chesapeake Youth Committee (CYC) will sponsor the 12th Annual School Supply Collection Drive, now until August 26, 2011. Supplies will be donated to Chesapeake Public Schools Title I Programs.


The CYC is asking individuals, community groups, service clubs, civic leagues and faith based organizations to donate supplies. Items needed include notebook paper, pencils, crayons, erasers, glue sticks, pocket folders, safety scissors and backpacks.


Items can be dropped off at the following places: Office of Youth Services (located within the Juvenile Domestic Relation Court building, 301 Albemarle Dr.), Chesapeake Public Safety building, Sheriff’s building, City Hall, or any of the eight community centers throughout the city.


Title I is short for “Part A of Title I of the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994, Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.” Title I Programs assist children in grades K-5 and their parents in economically distressed communities to help improve reading and math skills. Title I is the oldest federal education program in existence today.


The CYC is a City Council appointed board of 17 citizens committed to the positive development of youth in Chesapeake. For additional information about the CYC Twelfth Annual School Supply Collection Drive, please contact Kathryn Jessee, Community Programs Specialist at 382-6191.


Hampton Selects New Fire Chief David E. Layman


The City of Hampton has selected David E. Layman, a 30 year veteran of the fire service, as its new chief of Fire and Rescue. Chief Layman formally served as the Fire-EMS chief of Caroline County, VA. He entered the fire service in 1980 as a volunteer firefighter with the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department in Lancaster County, VA. His first career position was with the York County, VA Department of Fire and Rescue as a firefighter/medic. In 1988, he was hired by the Newport News, VA Fire Department and remained until 2009, when he retired as an assistant fire chief. Chief Layman was instrumental in the development and implementation of the City and Regional Technical Rescue Program.


As a member with the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Virginia Task Force II, Chief Layman served as a rescue team manager. He has been deployed on a variety of large scale incidents, such as the Oklahoma City bombing, Pentagon attack, and numerous natural disasters.


Chief Layman has a strong background in instructional methodology and has presented fire service courses on local, state, and national levels. He has been an adjunct instructor with the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) since the late 1980’s. He is also an active member of the VDFP Heavy and Tactical Rescue Team and served a two-year term as team captain. He has served as vice president/partner with PRISM Incorporated of Virginia, a private instructional firm offering fire, rescue, and emergency medical training to both the municipal and private sectors.


Chief Layman holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Science from Tidewater Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Fire Administration from Hampton University and a Master Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. In 2005, Chief Layman received the designation of “Chief Fire Officer” by the Center of Public Safety Excellence.


He is a native of Virginia, and has been married to his wife, Wanda, for 16 years. They have two sons.


Newport News Awarded Grant from


Keep America Beautiful The City of Newport News was selected to receive a $2,000 grant from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) in partnership with Keep America Beautiful (KAB).


The City of Newport News was selected to receive a $2,000 grant from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) in partnership with Keep America Beautiful (KAB). The grant will support the City’s sustainability initiatives in environmental and energy stewardship to the community by assisting local businesses to enhance paper recycling programs.


Sustainability is one of eight strategic initiatives unanimously endorsed by the Newport News City Council in September 2010. Reed Fowler, Public Works Director, has been leading the sustainability initiative to develop specific environmental policies and practical actions that not only improve environmental conditions, but save local government money.


“We are grateful to have been awarded this grant from Keep America Beautiful, and for being recognized as a leader in sustainability,” said Fowler. “This grant will allow us to work with local businesses to assist them in enhancing their paper recycling programs, which will be beneficial to both the environment and our citizens.”


The City’s application for the original grant amount of $500-$1,000 was increased to $2,000 because of the quality of the proposal aimed at empowering local businesses to engage in paper recycling efforts. The program is planned to kick off this fall.


KAB congratulated the City for their award, stating, “Selecting winners from the 132 entries we received was difficult because of the wide range of high-quality opportunities represented by the proposals; however, yours was exceptional, and AF&PA along with Keep America Beautiful, is pleased to be able to help you support your community.”


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President and Chief Operating Officer Norfolk, Va.— Norfolk State University President Tony Atwater has named former Acting President Kim Luckes as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Luckes’ appointment will enhance NSU’s day-to-day management of university services, operations, institutional effectiveness and planning. She will provide leadership for the vice presidents of finance and administration, student affairs, university advancement, research and economic development as well as enrollment management. From July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, Luckes served as acting president, and prior to that she served as the liaison to the Board of Visitors and assistant to president.


“My appointment of Dr. Luckes has the support of the NSU Board of Visitors,” said NSU President Tony Atwater. “It represents the initial step in the establishment of a new administrative structure at NSU designed to strengthen institutional operations and facilitate my fundraising and outreach roles in support of the university.”


Luckes has more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education. Prior to joining NSU, she served as executive vice president at Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations. Before assuming the position of executive vice president, she held the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Augustine’s. Luckes also served as director of human resources and executive assistant to the executive vice president and provost at Hampton University.


President Atwater will be working with NSU’s senior administration team to implement a new administrative model. Prior to Luckes’ appointment, Atwater announced the appointment of Dr. Sandra DeLoatch as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Beginning August 10, DeLoatch will serve as the chief academic officer. In this capacity, she will oversee the Academic Affairs division and will report directly to the president. Atwater noted that “the academic success of NSU students and the academic enterprise will continue to be the university’s top priority.”


nsu.edu Portsmouth Citizens Invited to Register


for Citizens Fire Academy The Portsmouth Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services is launching a two-day interactive Citizens Fire Academy that is designed to give participants an insider’s look into the profession of firefighting. This mini-course will be conducted on consecutive Saturdays, September 10th and 17th at Saint Julian’s Creek Annex, 1801 Victory Boulevard, next to the Cradock Little League Field.


The Academy will be a fun way to learn about the Portsmouth Fire Department by way of hands-on activities and exhilarating demonstrations. Some of the highlights will include:


A “Burn Building” walk -through and demonstration Fire extinguisher proper use demonstration Vehicle extrication demonstration Emergency medical services overview Recognition Ceremony


Space is limited, so interested persons should register to be one of the first graduates of the Citizens Fire Academy by contacting Firefighter Anna Silva: at: 757-393-8689; or 757-438-8340; or email: silvaa@portsmouthva.gov; or 355 Crawford Street -Suite 200 - Portsmouth, VA 23704. There is no charge to attend.


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