Sunday, June 25, 2017

Old Dominion University

NORFOLK A summer enrichment program for middle school girls kicks off this week at Old Dominion University’s Strome Entrepreneurial Center in Norfolk. Businesswoman Angela D. Reddix, President and CEO of ARDX, a Norfolk-based healthcare management and technology consulting company, is the founder of Envision Lead Grow to encourage the girls nationwide to build their future […]

Tracey Vaughan, who graduated on May 6 with a Master of Arts in lifespan and digital communication from Old Dominion University, is taking her research to new heights by making groundbreaking comparisons of a historic Black travel guide called “The Negro Motorist Green Book” to the current use of social media in an effort to […]

HAMPTON ROADS Colleges and universities are preparing for their annual graduation ceremonies for students who have successfully completed their requirements. Old Dominion University will graduate the most students during its 126th Commencement Exercises. More than 2,750 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees will be conferred. Because of the growth of the number of degree recipients and […]

History was made in Norfolk on May 3, 2016; that day, citizens elected for the first time a mayor who graduated from Old Dominion University – Kenny Alexander ’90. Alexander, a former state senator who took office as mayor on July 1, recalled a challenging curriculum at Old Dominion and a strong network of support […]

He’s has already achieved one version of the American Dream.   After growing up in poverty in Flint, Mich., DeVon Taylor ’12 graduated from Old Dominion University and from Harvard Medical School in 2016. Taylor now has begun a three-year residency in emergency medicine at the prestigious Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.  And that […]

By Noell Saunders Margot Lee Shetterly, the best-selling author of “Hidden Figures,” received two standing ovations while speaking to a full house inside the Ted Constant Convocation Center’s Blue Room on Wednesday. Shetterly, who served as a keynote speaker for Old Dominion University’s 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance event, is a Virginia native. […]

By Brendan O’Hallarn A presidential historian, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper editor, a nationally renowned broadcaster and author, and a philanthropist/entrepreneur will be the featured speakers in Old Dominion University’s 2016-17 President’s Lecture Series. The series serves as a marketplace for ideas, featuring fascinating personalities who share their knowledge, experience, opinions and accomplishments. Discussing timely topics, […]

By Brendan O’Hallarn It’s fair to say that Christopher Ndiritu, two-term Student Government Association president, who graduated May 7 with a degree in public health, has made the most of his time at Old Dominion University. Born in Kenya, Ndiritu lived his first eight years in its capital, Nairobi. His father decided that the family […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Norfolk State University Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim will deliver the commencement speech at the 2016 Spring Commencement at Norfolk State University on May 7 at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The processional will start at 9:30 a.m. Fraim has been on the Norfolk City Council for […]

NORFOLK The Old Dominion Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution to name a new residence hall, to be constructed at 49th Street and Powhatan Avenue, the Hugo A. Owens House in honor of the University’s first African-American Rector. Dr. Hugo A. Owens Sr. served on the Board of Visitors from 1990 to 1994. He […]