Hampton University Welcomes Students from the Bahamas

By Raven Harper

Shortly after Hurricane Dorian swept across the islands of the Bahamas, destroying homes, lives and families, President William R. Harvey extended Hampton University's campus to students from the University of the Bahamas. In an agreement with the North Campus of the University of the Bahamas, displaced students were offered free tuition and room and board for the 2019 fall semester.

At an orientation program Sept. 24 in the Student Center Ballroom, the new students were greeted by the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Program, administration and fellow peers. The HU Marching Force and Blue Thunder Cheerleading Team opened the ceremony, and Vice President of Administrative Services Dr. Barbara Inman officiated the program.

During the program, administration and faculty members congratulated the new students for having the brave spirits to take a huge leap, and President Harvey shared how this all began. After the hurricane, President Harvey reached out to the president of the University of the Bahamas to inquire about the state of the school and found out the North Campus was destroyed.

"Obviously, that touched my heart," President Harvey said. "So, I thought about it overnight. Next morning, I called him back and told him that Hampton University would provide room and board, free tuition fees and other incidentals for any of the students from that North Campus."

For more on this story, read the Oct. 4 issue of The Hampton Script or visit HamptonScript.com.

University Career Fair

By Kayla Smith

Dozens of motivated Hampton students gathered Sept. 26 in the Convocation Center for the University Career Fair with the hope of creating connections that could secure their futures.

With more than 100 tables of representatives from major corporations such as Bank of America to school districts from Georgia, students mingled with eager employers. Hampton has always been a huge advocate for preparing its students for success, and this career fair was an excellent opportunity for both the students and recruiters.

The University Career Fair is a way for students to be able to network with representatives from companies and create relationships. With increasingly competitive markets around the country, this type of exposure is crucial to build up one's experience in professional settings. By enforcing a strict business professional attire, this provides students with real-life readiness for when they enter the industry.

For more on this story, read the Oct. 4 issue of The Hampton Script or visit HamptonScript.com.

Looking in Hindsight and Beyond with Hampton Creative Deanna Blu

By Brandi Hutchinson

Hampton University is an inclusive institution that embodies art and its various forms. Every year, more creatives are enrolled from all over to continue their journey of making art.

Deanna Blu is one of those multitalented creatives.

The senior strategic communication major, also known as Masie Blu, is an indie soul artist from Philadelphia. Blu is a singer, songwriter and producer who not only creates music to express herself but also to uplift and inspire others. She breaks societal barriers by utilizing her talents to define art in her own way through music and other forms. She constantly takes full advantage of the role the artist plays in society by using her creative expression.

"Art is a beautiful outlet to share," Blu said. "I identify with all forms of art. I create sculptures, paintings, poetry, songs, choreography, photography and video edits. I love art. I enjoy songwriting the most."

Deanna Blu released her debut album Hindsight on March 25. Hindsight is the understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. Blu uses the meaning of the word "hindsight" to help her depict the message of growth and transformation through her piece of work. She expresses her understanding of the lessons learned after experience and the growth she gained behind it.

"I loved the actual definition of hindsight when I discovered it," Blu said. "My album Hindsight was written because the songs I wrote are about lessons that I turned into gems."

For more on this story, read the Oct. 4 issue of The Hampton Script or visit HamptonScript.com.

Disney Comes to HU for Presentations and Networking Opportunities


Disney corporate recruiter Khalifah Nailor and Walt Disney Television senior recruiter Kim Surabian will visit the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications on Wednesday, Oct. 2, and Thursday, Oct. 3.

There will be presentations and networking opportunities. There will be no formal interviews during this visit.

Here is the schedule of events:

Wednesday, Oct. 2

4-5:30 p.m. Campus-wide presentation, Scripps Auditorium. The focus will be professional internship offerings within The Walt Disney Company and the application process.

Thursday, Oct. 3

9-10:30 a.m. Disney team visits School of Business.
10:30-11 a.m. Break.
11 a.m. Disney Senior Capstone and Junior Presentation, Scripps Auditorium. For Dr. DiBari's and Prof. Reynolds' Senior Capstone class and juniors. The focus will be the Disney Hospitality Leadership Program, application and interview tips.
Noon Lunch break.
1-2:30 p.m. Disney Freshman and Sophomore Presentation, Scripps Auditorium. For Prof. Woodard's JAC 105 class and others. The focus will be professional development.
2:30-3 p.m. Break.
3-4 p.m. Disney team recruiters and professionals network with students. Open to all majors and levels. Scripps Atrium.

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