Priceless Vol 2 Number 7
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Atlanta Mayor Honors
Morehouse School of Medicine Volunteers
NSU Selects Dr. Adams- Gaston as President
Congresswoman Waters to
Speak at UDC Commencement
DSU Kinesiology Research Yields Predictive Injury Capability
Hampton University Alumna, Ruth Carter, Wins Her First Academy Award
Becomes First African-American to Win an Oscar in Best Costume Design Category
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Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston BY NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors (BOV) held a special meeting on Friday where the board approved the selection
Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, a
educational professional, as the University’s seventh president.
Dr. Adams-Gaston currently serves as Senior Vice President at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She leads the Office of Student Life, where she has oversight of more than 40 operations that affect more than 66,000 students’
learning and Adams-Gaston
has been at the state’s largest university
since Dr. 2009, and
was the first African-American Vice President for Student Life.
native of Washington D.C., is expected to begin at Norfolk State University in June.
30-year-plus higher NSU Rector Joan G.
Wilmer said the Board believes Adams-Gaston is a proven and effective leader who will guide the university into a new era of success. She said some of the new president’s key priorities will be to focus on workforce development,
university’s graduation rate and establishing public and private partnerships that will solidify Norfolk State University as a global institution.
“The Board of Visitors to
the appointment of Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston as the
announce university’s seventh
president,” Wilmer said. “Dr. Adams-Gaston is a thoughtful, engaging and collaborative leader who cares about student achievement. She is the right person for the job and will help make Norfolk State a stronger institution.”
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HBCU Essay Contest 15 Lily D. McNair BY TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
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A new era of leadership and excellence will serve as the overarching theme
Tuskegee University’s upcoming inauguration of President Lily D. McNair. McNair will be formally installed as the institution’s eighth president — and its first female president — in a ceremony on Friday, March 15. Events throughout the week of March 10, which in addition to the installation ceremony include a symposia and fundraising gala on March 16, will celebrate this historic milestone in the life of the 137-year-old historically black university.
The March 15 Inaugural Convocation
and Investiture Ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. central time in the university’s Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Arena. The program will include salutations from various dignitaries, musical
performances celebrating the
occasion, and a presidential address during which McNair will outline her vision for a new era of leadership and excellence. During the ceremony, McNair will receive the university’s presidential medallion and other symbols relating to her role as its chief executive officer.
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Photo courtesy of NSU
Ruth E. Carter celebrates her historic win at the Academy Awards. Photos courtesy of Hampton U
BY HAMPTON UNIVERSITY HAMPTON, Va. – Ruth E. Carter, a
Hampton University alumna, is officially an Academy Award winner! Carter took home the Oscar in the Best Costume Design category for her work in the 2018 film, “Marvel’s Black Panther,” at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24. Carter’s win makes her the first African-American to win in the Costume Design category. It’s also the first ever Oscar for Marvel Studios.
“We could not be more excited for Ruth
Carter’s historic Academy Award win for her work in ‘Black Panther.’ Her win will surely inspire our students and other African- American men and women to Dream No Small Dreams. Ms. Carter is a true superstar and role model. Congratulations!”
Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
Carter is the first African-American
costume designer to be nominated for an Academy Award. Carter received nominations
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Tuskegee University to Inaugurate First Female President
Ruth E. Carter and Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey at Commencement in 2018.
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