NASCAR Names Hampton ‘Educational Institution of the Year’
Hampton University was chosen as the educational institution of the year for the NASCAR Diversity initiative. The Health Physical Education and Recreation Department (HPER) and the Scripps Howard School of Journalism worked together last year in an effort that produced the Eighth Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine.
HPER Assistant Professor Dr. Ralph Charlton will accept the award in Daytona, Fla. Feb. 22. The award states as its criteria, ” a college/university that attracts and trains diverse students for relevant careers in the motorsports industry with a recognized and relevant curriculum,” according to nascardiversity.com.
“Our involvement with NASCAR was initiated by a sport management alumnae, Arionne Allen, who currently works with NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, and we were able to involve both the sport management program and Scripps Howard,” Charlton said. “It is a true testament to the success of our alumni, creativity and hard work of current students and interdisciplinary collaboration.”
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HU Wins NASCAR’s Educational Institution of the Year Award