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Campus News | Winter 2012

Dr. William R. Harvey named

Citizen of the Year

Hampton University President Dr.

William R. Harvey has been named the Daily Press Citizen of Year for 2010. Every year since 1989, the Daily

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey donate $1.1 million to HU

Hampton University President Dr.

William R. Harvey and Mrs. Norma B. Harvey have given a gift of $1 million to Hampton University to be utilized as incentives to increase faculty salaries. For the academic year 2011-12,

every Hampton University faculty member will receive at least a three percent increase. The Harveys’ dona- tion will provide additional funds for those faculty members who have received grants, published articles in refereed journals, and provided signif- icant service to Hampton University. Under this arrangement some faculty members may be able to receive salary increments up to eight percent. In addition, the Harveys also gave a $166,000 personal gift to HU to sup- port a wage increase to all full-time permanent HU staff earning less than $8 an hour. Through this donation,

118 full-time, permanent HU staff employees will receive a wage increase equal to $8 an hour.

This is the second $1 million gift

the Harveys’ have donated to the University. In 2001, President and Mrs. Harvey donated $1 million for student scholarship, dedicated specifically for high school students from Hampton and Newport News interested in becoming teachers. At the time, Mrs. Harvey stated they donated their funding specifically for scholarships to support students who were interested in becoming K-12 teachers because scholarship funding was more readily available for students interested in engineering, business, technology, and the like, however, without K-12 teachers, there could be no engineers, business men and women or computer analysts.

Press has named a Citizen of the Year, an individual or group that has made an exceptional contribution to the community. Harvey was hon- ored for his exceptional service and dedication to Hampton University and the community. From the Daily Press article: It was never inevitable that

Hampton University would open a sophisticated cancer treatment facility. Almost all the other proton centers in the United States are affiliated with high-profile research universities, medical schools or teaching hospitals. But in 2010, the freestanding Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute switched on its cyclotron, opened its doors and began offering treatment - and hope - to people with cancer. In recognition of that achieve- ment, the capstone of more than three decades of contributions to the local, state and national communi- ties, the Daily Press honors HU President Dr. William R. Harvey as its Citizen of the Year for 2010.

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