National Hampton Alumni Association

NHAA Biennial 2016

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President's Message
Dorothy Lee-Murray, NHAA President

Greetings Hamptonians,

I greet you with the expectation of a spring filled day of longer daylight hours, flowers blooming, green grass, birds chirping, and the anticipation of happy Hampton University Seniors waiting and ready to join us in the alumni ranks!

We all know that springtime brings visions of refreshing hope, Holy Week, Resurrection Sunday, and the excitement that summer is not too far away.  We graciously welcome springtime with open arms.  What a wonderful way to welcome in the spring as we prepare to welcome into our alumni family the Class of 2016!

Students will be taking finals and preparing for the summer break, while others will be preparing for graduation and reunion activities on the beautiful campus of Hampton University. Alumni will be looking forward to one more time when we will be coming home to our alma mater to see our classmates and our friends for life.  When alumni step foot on Hampton’s campus, we always seem to step back in time, for a brief moment, when we were students and the wonderful time we shared at our “Home by the Sea.”  I truly cherished those years, but I now look forward to making new memories that include Hampton University.

This year we will be congratulating the Class of 1966 as they celebrate their 50th anniversary year and joining the Emeritus Class.  We will also be welcoming home the alumni in classes ending in “1” and “6.”    

I am so grateful that my passion and love for Hampton (Institute) University has not waivered or diminished in any way.  I feel the same way about Hampton as I felt in 1976.  I am sure there are a lot of alumni who feel the same way I do.  So if you still have the same passion for our alma mater, as I do, please consider supporting Hampton University with a financial contribution.  Let our Pride be reflective in ways that provide a legacy and longevity to the school we proclaim to love. 

We have been challenged to raise $15 million for scholarships to students who desperately need the funding by our 150th anniversary year in 2018.  We can no longer depend solely on the government, so we need to take care of our own. We need to financially support Hampton University each and every year, and not only during our reunion year.  We are a Premier Institution and Alumni Association.  Let’s show the world, not only HBCU’s, that we are HAMPTON UNIVERSITY and we are strong and determined to excel above the norm.

The National Hampton Alumni Association, Inc. invites all alumni to our upcoming activities:

  • NHAA, Inc. Memorial Service and Plenary Session on Saturday morning, May 7, 2016 at 9:00 am in the movie theater in the Student Center.  The Memorial Service will start at 9:00 am and the meeting will follow in the same location. We will present updated information regarding the 12th Biennial Convention and the 2016 Election results.
    The Memorial Service will be a time of remembrance as we lift up the names of our fellow Hamptonians who have transitioned since our last reunion weekend.
  • The NHAA, Inc. 12th Biennial Convention will be held in Richmond, VA on August 4– 7, 2016.  The host hotel is the Westin Hotel on West Broad Street.  We have planned a host of activities for everyone to enjoy.  Please visit our convention website at for additional information.

Please come out and join us in reminiscing with fellow Hamptonians and making new friends. Remember that every dollar donated towards scholarship is valuable and important just like every alumnus is valuable to the legacy of Hampton University and the National Hampton Alumni Association, Inc.

I look forward to seeing everyone during Reunion weekend and at the Convention!


In the Spirit of Hampton,


Dorothy M Lee-Murray ‘80
National Hampton Alumni Association, Inc.