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Spring 2024 issue of Behold Magazine


Featured News Articles

  • Jawn Murray Takes Flight to Resilience & Success in Entertainment

    Jawn Murray’s career is nothing short of extraordinary. As an executive producer, TV host, commentator, pop culture expert, and media personality, he has crafted an incredible career portfolio. An NAACP Image Award winner and Telly Award recipient, Murray, who attended Norfolk State in the late ’90s/early 2000s, is now the executive producer of the nationally syndicated talk show Sherri, hosted by Sherri Shepherd. read more

  • A Family Legacy

    When parents envision the life they want for their children, it sometimes includes achievements they were never given the opportunity to achieve. read more

  • NIL has advantages for HBCUs, Athletes

    There has been a lot of discussion about the pros and cons of policies that allow college athletes to capitalize on their name, image and likeness (NIL).  read more

  • Book Bans And Challenges Continue Frightening Surge

    The American Library Association (ALA) has been tracking book bans and/or challenges for more than 20 years. In 2023, the number of book titles targeted for censorship, ban or challenge rose 65% compared to 2022. read more

  • Health empowerment through cultural awareness 

    Through many health initiatives, Dr. Shelia Ward has supported norfolk state university students, faculty and staff, and its surrounding community. read more

  • The Future of Fashion

    “This was such a wonderful opportunity, and more companies at the level of Swarovski need to offer such partnerships to HBCU fashion students.” — Christy Frederick read more

  • Triumph over tragedy

    Nada Edwards ’24 walked across the stage to receive her Bachelor’s degree at Norfolk State’s Spring Commencement Ceremony following an accident in 2017 that left her in a coma for several months and without the use of her arms and legs. When she walked across the stage, the entire stadium came to its feet, cheering her on. Edwards’s next goal--walking under her own power when she receives her Master’s degree. read more

  • Innovation Earns University Coveted Apple Distinguished School Designation

    When the COVID-19 pandemic forced educational institutions to shut down on-campus, face-to-face learning, it provided Norfolk State with an avenue to respond to the challenge of delivering teaching and learning in a way that was innovative, proactive, and transformative. read more

  • Oral History Project Captures Alumni Stories

    “The oral history project allows us to tell the story of Norfolk State through our alumni,” says Assistant Vice President for Development Shana Z. James. “It is allowing us to celebrate the memories and experiences our students had while they were here on campus – how Norfolk State impacted their lives and careers.” read more

  • 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

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