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Norfolk State Honors Three Alumni as Distinguished

Norfolk State University will honor three of its alumni at the 2019 Alumni Awards Reception & Dinner scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, May 3, in the Student Center, Room 149. Each of these graduates has demonstrated exemplary leadership and community service. They personify the mission and goals of the University. 

The three graduates selected to receive a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award are:

Bishop Kim W. Brown (B.S. '84), who graduated with a degree in engineering. He is the senior pastor of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, affectionately known as The Mount, which has locations in Chesapeake, Virginia; Newport News, Virginia; and Elizabeth City and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Honorable C. E. Cliff Hayes Jr. '91, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in general business/computer information systems. He is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 77th District, which includes of the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk.

Dr. James Savage Jr. (B.A. '68), who graduated with a degree in psychology. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Savage, is affiliated with the Institute for Life Enrichment (ILE) PC in Washington, DC. He is also a past president of the National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi).

The Alumni Awards Celebration includes a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. The cost is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased at  For more information, contact the NSU Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at (757) 823-8135.