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Angela Bassett Earns Honorary Doctorate From Old Dominion University

Angela Bassett has received another distinction. The prolific actress and Oscar nominee has received an honorary doctorate from Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia, People reports. The achievement was given to Bassett the same weekend she presented the keynote speech for ODU’s commencement ceremony.

Samantha Dorisca

May 10, 2022

Dr. Brian Hemphill Makes History As the First-Ever Black President of Old Dominion University

It’s never too late to make history, and Old Dominion’s latest announcement proves to be a step in a new direction for the school. According to a formal university announcement, the university’s Board of Visitors shared that by unanimous vote it has selected Dr. Brian Hemphill as the ninth president, making him the first-ever Black person to hold such a position since the college was founded in 1930. We’re pleased to announce Dr. Brian O. Hemphill has been named #ODU ’s ninth president: #ODU #ReignOnward #ODUPresidentElect — Old Dominion University (@ODU) February 12, 2021 “It is both an honor and privilege to be selected as the ninth president of Old Dominion University, a dynamic public research institution that has proudly served the Hampton Roads region and positively impacted the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Dr. Hemphill shared in a statement. “I must express my sincere appreciation to members of the Board of Visitors, the...

Njera Perkins

Feb 22, 2021