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Dec 2021

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Making Waves is a newsletter for faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Norfolk State University
December 2021

Spartan Legion Raising Funds for 2023 Rose Parade Appearance

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Norfolk State University’s mighty Spartan Legion Marching Band has been invited to participate in the 134th annual Tournament of Roses Parade in 2023. Join our effort to support them and donate by texting RoadtoPasadena to 41444 on your cell phone or by visiting

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Penn National and theScore Give $1M to NSU’s DNIMAS Program

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A $1M gift from Penn National and theScore will make a transformational impact for students in the prestigious Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) Program.

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NSU and Academic Partnerships Expand Online Graduate Program

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Through this partnership, NSU increases its online education and technology offerings. These new programs distinguish NSU as a leader in critical, high-growth fields.

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NSU and City of Norfolk Host Forum on Community Challenges

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The citywide forum addressed the challenges facing the City of Norfolk and how Norfolk State University could partner with the city to address the challenges of violence, poverty, food deserts, the digital divide, community redevelopment and other issues by utilizing the expertise, research capacity, and service mission of NSU.

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Pharrell Williams Brings “Elephant in the Room” to campus of NSU

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The music mogul’s “The Elephant in the Room” business economic panel discussion was aimed at helping move the region’s economic development forward through an emphasis on the business strengths of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Pharrell Williams is December 2021 Commencement Speaker

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Norfolk State University is pleased to announce that Virginia native Pharrell Williams will deliver the keynote address at NSU’s 107th Commencement Exercise, which will honor the December graduates in the Class of 2021.

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