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December 2020

Making Waves is a newsletter for faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Norfolk State University

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December 2020

NSU Receives Towering Gift of $40 Million!

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Norfolk State University receives the largest single-donor gift in its 85-year history!  President Javaune Adams-Gaston is proud to accept this 40-million-dollar donation from MacKenzie Scott on behalf of the University and notes that this tremendous donation advances the mission of NSU in support of access, student achievement, and academic excellence.

Read about the monumental monetary gift.

Norfolk State University Honors Graduates in Virtual Ceremony

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Norfolk State University honored its 2020 May and December graduates in a virtual graduation ceremony held on Saturday, December 12. Approximately 870 graduates were conferred degrees.

Read the detail related to the graduation celebration.

NSU Receives Grant from Dominion Energy

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(photo by Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian Pilot)

Students at Norfolk State University will receive support through a $2.7 million grant from Dominion Energy designed to enhance student retention and degree completion, among other initiatives. 

Read more about the $2.7 million dollar grant.

Black Ambition HBCU Prize Applications Open, Webinar Dec. 16

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Hampton Roads native and music icon Pharrell Williams, a friend and supporter of Norfolk State University, recently announced Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative that will provide a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products/services start-ups.

Read about this iconic partnership.