Priceless Vol 13 Number 7

41st Annual Black Family Conference

Personal and Professional Empowerment

Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach since 2006

Hampton University's Read-In Selects 'One Turn Around The Sun'

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $1.47 Billion for U.S. Navy’s First Flight II LPD

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MEAC Tourney in Photos

Free April 2019

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Norfolk State Honors Three Alumni as Distinguished


Rendering of LPD 30 Huntington


Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls its


has received a $1.47 billion, fixed-price incentive contract from the U.S. Navy for the detail design and construction of the amphibious transport dock LPD 30. The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first Flight II LPD.


“Ingalls looks forward continuing

our strong

legacy of providing the men and women of our naval forces with the capable and survivable warships they need and

deserve,” said Ingalls

Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “The LPD Flight II builds upon the significant investment that has been made in this platform to improve the capability and flexibility of our deployed Navy-Marine Corps team. LPD 30 will leverage a

hot production line and further benefit from the investments we continue to make in our shipbuilders and facilities. We are honored to be a part of the team that will provide this next- generation platform today.”

LPD 30 is the evolution

of the dock landing platform that strengthens the Navy and Marine Corps’ needs in future warfare. Utilizing the LPD 17 class’ proven hull, this LPD derivative is highly adaptable and, like the first 13 ships in the class, will be used to accomplish a full range of military


major combat to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The

ship’s versatility—from

its well deck, flight deck and hospital facilities to its self-defense and survivability features—provides

a viable

platform for America’s global defense needs.

Ingalls has delivered 11 HUNTINGTON INGALLS PAGE 4

Health Editorial Education

This Edition’s Highlights 11

Vegan Queso Recipe Panama: The Epitome of Paradise Camelot Elementary Welcomes Superintendent

Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Home Improvement Grants in Hampton

Visit Japan with the Virginia Beach Library Frederick C. Branch Scholarship


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SBIR Road Tour to Engage Small Businesses Working on High-Tech

Norfolk State University will honor of

its alumni at Awards Reception the 2019 Alumni & Dinner scheduled

for 7 p.m., Friday, May 3, in the Student Center, Room 149. Each of these graduates has demonstrated

exemplary leadership

and community service. They personify the mission and goals of the University.

The three graduates selected to receive a

2019 Distinguished Alumni Award are: Bishop Kim W. Brown (B.S. '84), who

graduated with a degree in engineering. He is the senior pastor of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, affectionately known as The Mount, which has locations in Chesapeake, Virginia; Newport News, Virginia; and Elizabeth City and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Honorable C. E. Cliff Hayes Jr. '91, who graduated with a Bachelor of

Science degree in general business/computer information systems. He is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 77th District, which includes of the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk.

Dr. James Savage Jr. (B.A. '68), who

graduated with a degree in psychology. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Savage, is affiliated with the Institute for Life Enrichment (ILE) PC in Washington, DC. He is also a past president of the National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi).

The Alumni Awards Celebration includes

a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. The cost is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased


distinguished. For more information, contact the NSU Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at (757) 823-8135.

Honorable C. E. Cliff Hayes Jr.

Dr. James Savage Jr.

BY SBA.GOV Business announced

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Administration it

(SBA) today will launch a 16-stop road

tour connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the Small Business Innovation

Research (SBIR) and

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Also known as America’s Seed Fund,

the SBIR/STTR programs focus on next generation research & development (R&D) and is led by the SBA with 11 participating SBIR TOUR PAGE 6

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