Priceless Vol 2 Number 6


Our Future Depends On It

Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends

North Carolina A&T Basketball

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Gives to Bennett College

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NSU Elects Two Women as Rector and Vice Rector

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Travel: Shaking off the Daily Grind in Greece

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Hampton University Unveils Newest Addition to Campus, Legacy Park

Rosa Parks

Free Winter 2019

Dr. William R. Harvey

Barack Hussein Obama William Howard Taft

Joan G. Wilmer, elected NSU Rector BY NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY


The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors held a special meeting on where the board took action on several board policies and held elections for three BOV officer positions. The board elected NSU Interim Rector Joan G. Wilmer to serve as permanent rector of the Board of Visitors. Wilmer, of Hanover, Maryland, is a 1999 Norfolk State graduate who has more than 20 years of experience as a human resources executive. She is the first woman to serve as rector since former BOV member Teresa H. Carrington in 1998. Wilmer had previously served as vice

rector prior to the resignation of former Rector

Photo courtesy of NSU

Dr. Byron L. Cherry, Sr. in 2018. The board also elected Dr. Deborah M. DiCroce to serve as vice rector. DiCroce is the president and chief executive officer of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. She has more than 30 years of experience as a higher education leader and is the former president of Tidewater Community College


and Piedmont College.

DiCroce was reappointed to the Board of Visitors in 2018 and has served two previous terms on the board. This marks the first time in the BOV’s 50-year history that two women will serve as rector and vice rector. The NSU Board of Visitors has been in operation since NORFOLK STATE PAGE 2

This Edition’s Highlights

Healthy Recipe Editorial

Shaking off the daily grind in Greece Blueberry Almond Oatmeal Cups

HBCU Sports HBCU Presidents Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

HU Signs Little League Record Breaker

Hampton Pirates Basketball Schedule Lincoln's Presidential Lecture Series

African American History Essay 15

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Delaware EPSCoR leadership: (L-r) Dr. Martha Hofstetter, DTCC Institutional Lead; Dr. Justina Sapna, DTCC VP for Academic Affairs; Dr. Venu Kalavacharla, DSU Institutional Lead, and Co-PI; Gov. John Carney; Dr. Kent Messer, Project Director and PI; Dr. Malcolm D’Souza, Wesley Institutional Lead, and Co-PI; Dr. Holly Michael, Research Lead and Co-PI; and Dr. Donald Sparks, Delaware EPSCoR Director, and Co-PI.

BY DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY Delaware State University joined Gov.

John Carney and other state institutions of higher education on Jan. 11 on campus to celebrate the infusion of $19.3 million in research funding for the First State.

The event – held on campus in the MLK Jr. Student Center – was also

attended by University President Wilma Mishoe, Provost Tony Allen, U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons.


The five-year grant is the fourth of funding from the

National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate


Frederick Douglass BY HAMPTON UNIVERSITY HAMPTON, Va. – Hundreds of

Hampton University students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members including City of Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott, attended the unveiling of the latest addition to campus, Legacy Park, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The opening of Legacy Park, which was commissioned by the Hampton University Board of Trustees, culminates a full year of celebration of the

leadership of Hampton University. Legacy Park is located between Hampton’s noted historical landmarks Memorial Church and Ogden Hall, faces the campus' scenic waterfront. The sculpted figures in the park represent members of the Hampton family, as well as friends, who have studied, worked and demonstrated support of Hampton’s mission of academic excellence and character building in an outstanding manner.


Delaware State University Receives $5.8M for EPSCoR Research

Reuben Burrell

Dr. Jerome Holland

Mary Jackson

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