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Featured News Articles

  • NSU is National News

    While Norfolk State University has a well-established reputation, NSU made national news more than usual over the past months. Here is a sampling of the news that received national attention. read more

  • Distinguished Faculty Awards Fall 2022

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

  • Department Helps New NSU Students Excel

    Learning to become an effective college student is a skill that can be difficult to master. For the past five years, Norfolk State has supported new students through the Student Pathways and Academic Formation Department as they develop that skill. read more

  • Faculty Member Adopts School

    The assistant professor of social work has “adopted” a school and made a commitment to helping improve education for the children in the village of Lethe and the surrounding communities. read more

  • First In The NFL

    Hard Work, Perseverance Leads 2006 Alumna To Become First Female African American NFL Official read more

  • A Life Well Lived

    Marie Valentine McDemmond — educator, accomplished leader, visionary, mentor, and “the first” in many aspects of her career — passed away July 27, 2022. She was 76 years old. She leaves a void in her family, the Norfolk State University community, and in the world of educators in the Commonwealth and beyond. read more

  • Missy Elliot honored at NSU graduation

    Norfolk State University bestowed the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and the Commencement Presidential Medallion upon singer, songwriter and producer Missy Elliott at the University's 109th Commencement Ceremony. Elliott served as the commencement keynote speaker. read more

  • NSU Engineering Professor Receives Coveted National Career Award

    All of these are examples of potential applications from a research project that Hongzhi Guo, Ph.D., assistant professor of engineering at Norfolk State, is conducting. He recently received a $499,337 award from the National Science Foundation. read more

  • Alumna Defies Stereotypes

    Alumna Defies Stereotypes to Become Accomplished Black Scientist and Role Model. Even though the popular film “Hidden Figures” featured smart, strong Black women blazing trails a generation ago at NASA’s Hampton, Virginia, facility, today’s image of a scientist is still likely to be one of an “old white guy” in a lab coat. And that’s what Korie Grayson, Ph.D., (B.S. ’12), biomedical engineer and chemical engineering researcher, wants to change. The attractive 31-year-old Black woman, who listens to R&B and Afrobeat music and describes herself as a foodie, a wine enthusiast and a workout junkie, is just one example of what a scientist is today. read more

  • NSU and Pharrell Team Up

    Norfolk State University hosted a business economic forum Thursday, Oct. 28, held by entertainment entrepreneur Pharrell Williams. The mogul’s “The Elephant in the Room” was a business economic panel discussion aimed at helping move the region’s economic development forward. read more

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