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2022

  • NSU and UWI Mona sign MOU

    - The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona, and Norfolk State University (NSU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to areas of cooperation.

  • NSU Inducts 32 into Emerald Society

    - NSU inducted 32 individuals into the prestigious Emerald Society. The inductees were recognized for their financial and personal commitment to Norfolk State University and their leadership in the greater community.

  • CSET Good News Nov 2022

    - This is the November 2022 rendition of the CSET Good news report highlighting the memorable awards and opportunities that transpired in the month of November in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • Tiara Simms Named to Rising Future Makers Class

    - AT&T* Dream in Black is proud to announce its second Rising Future Makers Class. The 2022 class honors 25 students, all from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), who are making a positive impact in their communities and on their campuses.

  • Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University Selected as Amazon Career Choice Education Partners

    - Amazon’s Career Choice program provides pre-paid tuition for hourly employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere 

  • Jaylin Drewry Quoted in SCHEV Press Release

    - College and university students need more support to be successful in higher education, according to a new report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

  • NSU Testing Services Earns National Recognition

    - Norfolk State University Testing Services was awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

  • Day of Giving at Ingleside Elementary

    - The Division of Student Affairs (The Office of Campus Life & Diversity), OVW (Office on Violence Against Women) NSU Campus Grant Program and Norfolk State Police Department are official community partners proudly working with Norfolk Public School’s “Adopt- A- School” Mentoring Program featured at Ingleside Elementary.

  • The Reading of the Names

    - Reflections of Norfolk State University Military Alumni Chapter Foundation (MACF) Participation in the 40th Anniversary Of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC

  • Statement About Mass Shooting

    - My dear Norfolk State, it is with great sorrow and pain that I write you today. This continued violence leaves us hurt and bewildered. We continue to try to find ways to cope today and change the world going forward. It is my hope that you and your families are safe and well.

  • Missy Elliott to Deliver Commencement Address to Norfolk State University Graduates

    - Grammy-award-winning singer, rapper, songwriter and producer Missy Elliott will deliver the keynote address to approximately 400 graduating students at Norfolk State University’s Commencement Ceremony.

  • Board of Visitors Extends President’s Contract to 2027

    - The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors extended the contract of President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston to 2027.

  • Black Ambition Gives $2.5M to Startups

    - On the final night of Mighty Dream Forum, Pharrell Williams recognized young minority entrepreneurs through his nonprofit Black Ambition. At the Dinner with a Purpose, Black Ambition give away $2.5 million to startups.

  • Virginia HBCUs and Urban League to Provide Paid Tutors

    - National test scores show that Virginia students have experienced extensive learning loss in recent years. A new state program will help at-risk students recover using tutors from Virginia HBCUs.

  • CSET Good News Report Oct 2022

    - This is the October 2022 rendition of the CSET Good news report highlighting the memorable awards and opportunities that transpired in the month of August in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • NSU, UVA Receive $5M to Fight Sea Level Rise

    - Norfolk State University Professors Drs. Ashley Haines (Biology), Sharon Alston (Social Work), and Renny Fernandez (Engineering) have successfully partnered with the University of Virginia on a $5 million grant.

  • NSU Named Top School for Online Healthcare Administration

    - NSU has been ranked one of the nation’s best schools for online healthcare degrees and certificates for 2023. Six percent of regionally accredited colleges and universities earned a ranking position.

  • NSU Offers 24/7 Virtual Mental Health Services for Students

    - Norfolk State University offers students access to mental health and well-being services 24/7 through a partnership with TimelyCare, a virtual health platform. state University is providing free mental health and well-being services 24/7 through TimelyCare.

  • How HBCUs Are Navigating

    - In the past couple years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have experienced an unprecedented influx of private and federal funding, while at the same time seeing an increase in student enrollment. 

  • President Adams-Gaston Recent Events and Honors

    - This is a photo gallery and captions for recent Event and Honors received by President Javaune Adams-Gaston.

  • NSU President Participates in National Conference of Black Women Leaders

    - Norfolk State University President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, along with the President of Texas Southern University Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, participated in a special panel discussion about HBCU Leadership for the 37th Legislative Conference for the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL).

  • NSU Receives $1.5M from the National Science Foundation

    - Norfolk State University Professors Drs. Claude Turner, Patricia Mead, and Carlene Turner have successfully secured a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

  • CSET Good News Report Sept 2022

    - This is the September 2022 rendition of the CSET Good news report highlighting the memorable awards and opportunities that transpired in the month of August in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • Afrobeats FEST 757 Returns to Student Center

    - Tidewater African Cultural Alliance and Norfolk State University Dance Theatre will hold the 4th annual Afrobeats FEST 757. The mini-festival will take place through four events at the NSU Student Center.

  • Game Day Updates and Reminders

    - NSU has some new game-day protocols in place at Dick Price Stadium this year. This will provide a safer environment for the public and expedite fan entry into the stadium.

  • NSU Increases Enrollment

    - Despite steady declines in enrollment at colleges and universities throughout the nation, Norfolk State University saw a 17% increase in new incoming students and a 5% increase in total students.

  • NSU Teams with IBM

    - Norfolk State University will work with IBM to establish a Cybersecurity Leadership Center, giving students and faculty access to IBM training, software and certifications at no cost.

  • NSU Named Top 20 HBCU

    - For the third year in a row, Norfolk State University has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top 20 HBCUs in the nation.

  • Covington Named Chief of Police

    - Brian K. Covington has been selected as Norfolk State University’s new Chief of Police following an extensive national search by the University.

  • CSET Good News Report August 2022

    - This is the August 2022 rendition of the CSET Good news report highlighting the memorable awards and opportunities that transpired in the month of August in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • Landmark Foundation Donates $5 Million

    - Frank Batten, Jr., President and CEO of the Landmark Foundation, presented President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston with a $5 million check in a presentation ceremony in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept, 2, 2022.

  • Condolences and Statement from President Adams-Gaston

    - Our prayers and condolences are with all those impacted by the tragic event of Sept. 3, 2022.

  • NSU Partners for Black Health and Wellness

    - To continue the celebration of Black history year-round, the Virginia Beach History Museums, Norfolk State University (NSU) and the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Alumni and Friends Association (PACTS/UKHS) are excited to announce their next panel event, “Black Health & Wellness: Looking Back to Find the Path Forward.” This free, quarterly virtual panel series kicked off in February, and will continue through December 2022.

  • AGOGE Week Kicks Off Environmental Justice Incubator

    - As part of Agoge Week 2022, students took part in an environmental justice event that took place Saturday, Aug. 27. The event was organized in collaboration with Campus Life and Diversity, Student Activities, the Biology Department, and the Elizabeth River Project.

  • Message from Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D., President

    - NSU President Javaune Adams-Gaston made an official statement Aug. 26, 2022, on student debt cancellation and encourages all Spartans to take advantage of this opportunity.

  • NSU Receives Sentara Cares Grant

    - NSU is in the process of receiving a sub-award from EVMS to help address substance use issues among women who are pregnant and/or parenting. The award is part of a $1.5 million grant to EVMS from Sentara as part of its Sentara Cares grants.

  • Engineering Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

    - Dr. Hongzhi Guo, assistant professor of engineering, is among the National Science Foundation’s 2022 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) awardees. 

  • Distinguished Faculty Receive Awards

    - Norfolk State University recognized four distinguished faculty members at the Fall 2022 Opening Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 16. President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston presented the Distinguished Faculty Awards before the conference’s assembled faculty, staff, and administrators in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center.

  • CSET Good News Report July 2022

    - This is the July 2022 rendition of the CSET Good news report highlighting the memorable awards and opportunities that transpired in the month of July in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

  • NSU Forms Affiliated Foundation Board of Directors

    - In a first for Norfolk State University, all NSU foundations came together with the NSU National Alumni Association and University Advancement to talk about strategy at the Affiliated Foundation Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Dr. Harry Watkins, Board of Visitors Member and Foundation Liaison, presided over the meeting.

  • NSU Receives Grant from The Teagle Foundation and NEH

    - Norfolk State University has received a $225,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities

  • In Honor of the Life of Dr. Marie V. McDemmond

    - It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Dr. Marie V. McDemmond, Norfolk State University’s third President, who led the University from 1997‒2005. 

  • NSU Receives Grow With Google Grant

    - Norfolk State University announced its participation in the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program. The initiative helps Black college students at over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) prepare for the workforce through digital skills training and career workshops.

  • NSU Celebrates New Nurses

    - Norfolk State University’s July 2022 Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held on campus in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center Saturday, July 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Social Work Faculty Member Receives Teaching Grant

    - Dr. Sharon T. Alston, assistant professor of social work, is among the 51 educators selected as Teaching Grant recipients by Course Hero, an online learning platform. The recipients were selected from a pool of 374 faculty projects that were submitted for the fall 2022 term. The awardees will be recognized at Course Hero’s fifth annual educator summit July 28-29.

  • Chip Camp Comes to NSU

    - Sponsored by the Micron Foundation, the Micron Technology Chip Camp at Norfolk State University from July 19 through July 21, 2022, was a free day camp filled with hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) activities related to semiconductor manufacturing and engineering jobs.

  • New AVP for Access and Equity Appointed

    - Ms. Brianna Williams has been appointed as Assistant Vice President for Access and Equal Opportunity, effective August 10, 2022.

  • Adams-Gaston Named to NCAA Board of Governors

    - Norfolk State University President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston has been named an ex-oficio member of the NCAA Board of Governors.

  • Grant Helps Fund Counseling Program

    - Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) and Virginia Counselors Association Foundation (VCAF) announce a joint contribution of $5,000 to the Norfolk State University (NSU) counseling education programs.

  • CSET June 2022 Good News Report

    - This is a brief description of the updated accomplishments of the College of Science Engineering and Technology for June 2022.

  • NSU Becomes Associate Member of VASCUPP

    - Norfolk State University formally became an Associate Member of the Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP), effective June 9, 2022, and is the first HBCU to become a member of the professional association.

  • Pharrell Williams Hosts SITW Panels in D.C.

    - NSU President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston participated in the Elephant in the Room Business panel. This panel was moderated by Ryan Shadrick and Pharrell Williams and panelists included black CEOs and executives from Fortune 500 companies.

  • CSET May 2022 Good News Report

    - Clifford Denize, Doctoral Student at the Center for Materials Science and CREST CREAM scholar, advisor Dr. Messaoud Bahoura, received A $3,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship from the National Society of Leadership and Success

  • NSU Celebrates Pride

    - NSU celebrates Pride. Love is love. Be who you are.

  • Spartan Suites Wins Award

    - Spartan Suites Apartments has been selected as the Winner of the 2022 Best of Norfolk Awards in the category of Furnished Apartment Building. 

  • NSU Fashion Alumna does big things in Small Business world

    - Martue Freeman-Parker, NSU alumna and author, shares her story of how she was able to pivot her business to acoount for the changes brought on by the global pandemic back in 2020.

  • Statement from the President

    - Message from Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D., President

  • ERP Resilience Lab

    - The Elizabeth River Project recently celebrated the groundbreaking of an innovative living laboratory and learning park designed to respond to sea-level rise and urban flooding. 

  • NSU Campus Leader Named to AASCU’s 2022 Millennium Leadership Initiative

    - Washington, May 16, 2022 — The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has selected 22 outstanding, senior-level higher education professionals to participate in the 2022 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI).

  • EVMS, ODU NSU Receive 3 Million Dollars in Grants

    - Sentara Healthcare has established two new collaborative grants at EVMS, ODU and NSU to decrease health disparities in underserved communities.

  • Library Boasts Updated 3D Print Lab in New Makerspace

    - Culminating a three-year project, the library now boasts a new, fully operational, and fully updated 3D Printing Lab in its new first floor Makerspace. 3D printing is the ability to create three-dimensional objects using specialized software to create 3D models made of plastic (or other materials) that has been melted and resolidified into the desired design.

  • New Stith Retention Conference Translates Trials into Triumph

    - Major donors and NSU alumni Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith and her husband Dr. Melvin Stith are honored at the inaugural Stith Retention Conference, May 30-31, 2022.

  • Two Spartans Graduate to the NFL

    - Two former Norfolk State football players will get their crack at making an NFL roster. Former Spartan defensive end De'Shaan Dixon has signed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, while former NSU receiver Marcque Ellington accepted an invitation to the New York Giants rookie mini-camp.

  • CSET April 2022 Good News Report

    - Highlight of technology based developments reported in NSU's College of Science, Engineering and Technology in April 2022.

  • Congratulations to the Ideal Spartan Winners

    - The Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the Ideal Spartan Committee, presents the Ideal Spartan winners for the academic year. Students were nominated by the campus community and winners were selected based on their contributions to the University environment. Winners exhibited actions that fostered Civility, Pride, Engagement, Curiosity, Integrity and Excellence.

  • NSU Cybersecurity Program Nationally Endorsed through 2027

    - For the third consecutive time, Norfolk State University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

  • NSU Theatre Selected to Perform

    - The National Black Theatre Festival, the largest Black theatre festival in the world, recently announced the festival selections for 2022.

  • MCJR Week Program

    - MCJR Week Offers Futuristic Vision to Legacy Program - The Mass Communication and Journalism Department provided the best of the best to Norfolk State University for the 2022 MCJR Week. The theme was “Vision Cast 2022: The Fusion of Legacy and Futurism.”

  • NSUIC Economic Partnership

    - NSUIC and Partners Funnel $1M Into Economy - The NSU Innovation Center is proud to announce that the center, and the entrepreneurs from around the Hampton Roads area who graduated from its signature incubation program, have raised more than $1 million in funding, which has been circulated back into the local and national economy.

  • RISE 2022 Highlights

    - RISE 2022 Brings Researchers and NSU Students Together - This year, the success of The Annual Research and Innovation Symposium and Exhibition (RISE) from April 4 through April 7, 2022, has only continued to grow and bring in stronger talent with each successive year, and this year was no different.

  • Writer's Festival Inspires NSU Students

    - William Carroll Writers’ Festival Inspires NSU Students - The month of April kicked off with the 8th annual William Carroll Writers’ Festival. Hosted by Assistant Professor Dr. Jocelyn Heath, the English and Foreign Language departments hold the three-day event, along with the university, to commemorate the legacy of the late Dr. William Carroll, a Norfolk State alumnus and faculty member of the English department.

  • NSU BOV Rector Featured in NY Times Article

    - Devon Henry was featured for helping Virginia rid itself of its Confederate legacy.

  • President Adams-Gaston Appointed to White House HBCU Advisory Board

    - Norfolk State University President Javaune Adams-Gaston, Ph.D., has been selected to serve on the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The appointment was recently announced by President Joe Biden.

  • Notice Regarding Changes to Tuition and Fees

    - In accordance with §23.1-307.D. of the Code of Virginia (see below), Norfolk State University is providing notice that changes to the University’s tuition and fees are now being considered. 

  • Tournament of Roses President Presents Flag to NSU

    - The Spartan Legion will march in the 134th Tournament of Roses Parade in January 2023.

  • Babbette Smith North Hall Fire Update

    - The Fire Marshall has deemed the facility safe and cleared it for occupancy. To begin resettling our students, we are returning all affected students to campus.

  • CSET Good News Report Feb 2022

    - Jacob Strimaitis, Doctoral Student at the Center for Materials Science, advisor Dr. Messaoud Bahoura, recently published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Portfolio journal, with his work

  • Couple Gives Back to Help Students Move Forward

    - William and Mozella Delk recently presented $10,000 to Norfolk State University Advancement Vice President Clifford Porter.

  • Norfolk State Students become Semifinalists in the AT&T HBCU Innovation Challenge

    - Four students are representing Norfolk State in this year’s semifinals round of the AT&T HBCU Innovation Challenge.

  • Spartan Food Pantry Receives Record Donations, Harris Teeter Pledge

    - Contributions of more than 15,000 items and a pledge from Harris Teeter has helped NSU’s Spartan Food Pantry provide food security, as well as other needed items, to support the academic wellness of students while attending Norfolk State University.

  • NSU Alumna Named Teacher of the Year Twice

    - ​Norfolk State alumna Eboni Harrington, class of 2015, started teaching 5th-grade math at a North Carolina charter school right out of college. And, in her words, “everything that could go wrong did.”

  • NSU Grad Donates Organ to Fellow Alumnus

    - Two Norfolk State University grads who formed a “brotherhood” when they were college roommates nearly 30 years ago shared their love for each other in a different type of way this Valentine’s Day — a living donor organ transplant that will help save one of their lives. It was also National Donor Day.

  • Where Are They Now

    - Making Waves had the opportunity to connect with Lieutenant (LT) Carey Lewis, Cyber Strategy Exercise Support Lead for the U.S. Coast Guard and NSU Alumni class of 2012.

  • Elizabeth River Project Advances NSU to Model Level

    - The Elizabeth River Project advanced Norfolk State University to Model Level in 2022 as one of the project’s River Star Businesses.

  • First Ellen, Then on to Norfolk State to Realize Her Dream

    - You might have seen her on the Ellen DeGeneres show Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, when Ellen surprised Rickkita Riddick with overwhelming support of the Virginia Beach woman’s nonprofit organization called Sisters Healing Sisters.

  • CSET Good News - Jan 2022

    - Highlight of technology based developments reported in NSU's College of Science, Engineering and Technology in January 2022.

  • Dr. Leon Rouson Appointed to the Norfolk School Board

    - Dr. Leon Rouson was appointed to the Norfolk School Board on December 15, 2021 and his term will expire on December 31, 2022.

  • Math Faculty Recognized by ASA

    - Dr. Rhonda Fitzgerald was recognized by the American Statistical Association (ASA) during Black History Month.

  • NSU Recognizes World Cancer Day

    - NSU echoes our global commitment to workplace health by participating in the CEO Cancer Gold Standard Program.

  • National Day of Service Supports Spartan Food Pantry

    - As an integral part of the National Day of Service, Norfolk State University is sponsoring a food and essential items pantry drive from Monday, January 17, through Monday, January 31.

  • Alumnus Receives Jazz Educator Award

    - Dr. Joseph L. Jefferson’07 was recently selected the Jazz Education Network’s 2022 Ellis Marsalis Jr. Jazz Educator of the Year!