Hampton University

JCP&L Welcomes Three New External Affairs Consultants

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 5:20pm

HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named three new external affairs consultants to serve as liaisons with elected officials and to support local community involvement activities.

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  • HOLMDEL, N.J., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named three new external affairs consultants to serve as liaisons with elected officials and to support local community involvement activities.
  • "These new team members have extensive experience in engaging with their local communities and government officials," said James V. Fakult, president of Jersey Central Power & Light.
  • "Jarrell, Tina and Jolanta's involvement and ability to maintain strong relationships will provide lasting benefits for our customers and the communities we serve."
  • A Tinton Falls, New Jersey native, Coleman returns to his home state after most recently working in the supply chain department at Dominion Energy in Virginia.

Filmmaker, LAW Watford Acquires Film & TV Rights to MLK Biography "The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age"

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:36pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker Lawrence "LAW" Watford 's Divine Write Pictures has optioned the film, television and digital rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr .

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker Lawrence "LAW" Watford 's Divine Write Pictures has optioned the film, television and digital rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr .
  • The biography, which was published by Chicago Review Press in 2018, explores the life of young Martin Luther King Jr. during his formative years as a student at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.
  • But the emerging writer/director wants to make it clear that his intentions for the project go far beyond the sensationalism of this one romance.
  • LAW , who hails from Brooklyn, New York, has gained attention for telling stories that center on complex social narratives.

Evolve Bank & Trust Appoints Monica Wharton to Its Board of Directors

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5:00pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evolve Bank & Trust ("Evolve") announced it has appointed Monica Wharton to its Board of Directors.

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  • MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evolve Bank & Trust ("Evolve") announced it has appointed Monica Wharton to its Board of Directors.
  • "We are pleased to welcome Monica to Evolve's Board," said Scot Lenoir, Chairman.
  • "It's an honor to be asked to serve on Evolve's Board of Directors," said Wharton.
  • About Evolve Bank & Trust:
    Evolve Bank & Trust , a technology-focused financial services organization and Banking-as-a-Service ("BaaS") provider, is a best-in-class financial institution offering specialized services in Open Banking , Banking , Mortgage , SBA Lending and Trust .

Pepsi and ESSENCE Announce Return of "She Got Now" Internship Program to Provide Pivotal Career and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for HBCU Women

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

As part of the internship, 12 stellar young women from the country's top HBCUs will be selected to work at PBNA South Division, with potential to lead to full-time job opportunities following the internship.

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  • As part of the internship, 12 stellar young women from the country's top HBCUs will be selected to work at PBNA South Division, with potential to lead to full-time job opportunities following the internship.
  • Our goal is to foster a pipeline that encourages Black women to apply for leadership roles all year round."
  • The "She Got Now" Allen McKellar Jr. Internship Program is open now through December 1st to all young Black women in their final year, currently attending an HBCU.
  • Essence Communications is the number oneand only 100% Black-ownedmedia, technology and commerce company at scale dedicated to Black women and communities.

Ernst & Young LLP Appoints Leslie Patterson EY Americas and US Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Leader

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named Leslie Patterson EY Americas and US Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Leader.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named Leslie Patterson EY Americas and US Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Leader.
  • "Over the course of her career, Leslie has been dedicated to supporting an inclusive culture at EY.
  • Her work has not only driven meaningful change within EY but also in our communities," said Kelly Grier, EY US Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner.
  • In her 28-year tenure at EY, Patterson helped develop and implement programs and initiatives to promote a culture of inclusion across the EY organization.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Continues Support for COVID-19 Testing on Historically Black College and University Campuses

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00pm

"A year after we launched The Just Project, COVID-19 cases are increasing again, and testing is critical to ensuring campus safety," said Fred Lowery, senior vice president and president for customer channels at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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  • "A year after we launched The Just Project, COVID-19 cases are increasing again, and testing is critical to ensuring campus safety," said Fred Lowery, senior vice president and president for customer channels at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
  • Testing hubs include Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University College of Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University and Xavier University of Louisiana.
  • Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Meharry Medical College said, "We're grateful for Thermo Fisher's continued support of COVID-19 testing across HBCUs to serve a broad reach of their students.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $35 billion.

Entertainment lawyer Navarro W. Gray partners with cryptocurrency-funded 'Legacy Records' label

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 7:01pm

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent entertainment lawyer Navarro W. Gray has joined Legacy Records and played an intricate part of the cryptocurrency-funded record label thus far.

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  • LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Prominent entertainment lawyer Navarro W. Gray has joined Legacy Records and played an intricate part of the cryptocurrency-funded record label thus far.
  • Gray is CEO of The Gray Firm as well as litigator and criminal defense attorney.
  • Navarro has assisted in many artist discoveries for Legacy Records and assists with the legal structure and daily operations of the Legacy Records team.
  • Legacy Records CEO, Keishia McLeod, bid the same enthusiasm about having Gray becoming a crucial extension of her growing team.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to Visit Hampton University on Friday, September 10

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 4:26pm

Vice President Harris is a proud HBCU alumna the first HBCU graduate to serve as Vice President.

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  • Vice President Harris is a proud HBCU alumna the first HBCU graduate to serve as Vice President.
  • The Vice President and the Biden-Harris Administration are committed to supporting HBCUs across the country.
  • It is my pleasure to welcome U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris to Our Home By the Sea.
  • Dr. Harvey became Hamptons 12th President in 1978 and during his four decades and counting tenure, the university has experienced accelerated growth and achieved notable accomplishments.

New Michelson HBCU Initiative Promotes Equitable Access to Intellectual Property Education

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 9:37pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP) is partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to bring intellectual property (IP) education to a new generation of creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP) is partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to bring intellectual property (IP) education to a new generation of creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
  • In support of this program, Michelson IP is providing digital curricula, resources, and $25,000 grants to participating institutions.
  • Intellectual property is fundamental to today's economy, where an organization's most valuable assets include patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
  • The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property provides no cost IP educational resources to empower budding inventors and entrepreneurs.

Student Freedom Initiative Launches Inaugural Program at HBCUs Across U.S.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 3:10pm

"Through the Student Freedom Initiative, we hope to give Black students access to the education they need to move forward in this economy without the burden of student loan debt stopping them from realizing their fullest potential," said Robert F. Smith, Chairman of the Student Freedom Initiative.

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  • "Through the Student Freedom Initiative, we hope to give Black students access to the education they need to move forward in this economy without the burden of student loan debt stopping them from realizing their fullest potential," said Robert F. Smith, Chairman of the Student Freedom Initiative.
  • To address the unequal financial burden faced by these students, the Student Freedom Initiative created its Student Freedom Agreement, an income-contingent funding agreement based on a 'pay it forward' concept, meaning payments are only made when the individual is working.
  • SFI has begun dispersing Student Freedom Agreement funds to eligible junior and senior STEM majors attending one of its nine inaugural partner schools.
  • "We are taking a holistic approach to support and empower our students," notes Mark Brown, Executive Director of the Student Freedom Initiative.