Hampton, Va. - Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and Mrs. Norma B. Harvey have given a gift of $1 million to Hampton University to be utilized as incentives to increase faculty salaries. This is the second $1 million gift the Harveys’ have donated to the University. For the academic year 2011-12, every Hampton University faculty member will receive at least a three percent increase. The Harveys’ donation will provide additional funds for those faculty members who have received grants, published articles in refereed journals, and provided significant service to Hampton University. Under this arrangement some faculty members may be able to receive salary increments up to eight percent.
In 2001, President and Mrs. Harvey donated $1 million for student scholarship, dedicated specifically for high school students from Hampton and Newport News interested in becoming teachers. At the time, Mrs. Harvey stated they donated their funding specifically for scholarships to support students who were interested in becoming K-12 teachers because scholarship funding was more readily available for students interested in engineering, business, technology, and the like, however, without K-12 teachers, there could be no engineers, business men and women or computer analysts.
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