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November 2020

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

December 2020

Student’s Determination Shines Spotlight on Service to Others

Rickkita Taylor team preparing care packages

Rickkita Taylor doesn’t know the meaning of the word quit.  She didn’t quit when she suddenly became a single mother, raising two boys on her own. She didn’t quit when the COVID-19 pandemic forced her employer to close, and she lost her job. And she didn’t quit when the ELLEN Show twice rejected her requests to be a guest. Read about Rickkita's program and her appearance on the Ellen show.

Twin Brothers Successful in Their Own Right

NSU Twin brothers photo

When you see them separately, you may confuse Mister Norfolk State University for the NSU Student Government President. That may not be an uncommon mistake because the brothers who serve as Mister Norfolk State and as SGA President are identical twins Joshua and Jeremiah O’Bryant.

Read about the journey of Mister NSU and the SGA President.

She Got Now Honors HBCU Achievements

Symone Thomas photo in front of the NSu Student Center
(photo by Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian Pilot)

Political science major Symone Thomas and Paralympic gold medalist April Holmes ’96 were recognized as part of the second She Got Now program, celebrates the brilliant women whose HBCU education has propelled them to great opportunities.

Read about the two NSU participants in the She Got Now program.

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