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Hampton University Welcomes Dr. Steve Perry

HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 2, 2017) — Hampton University School of Liberal Arts & Education welcomes innovative educator Dr. Steve Perry to speak at historic Ogden Hall Monday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Perry’s talk, “The Power of Education: Academic Excellence and Community Uplift,” is free and open to the public. 

Featured in CNN’s “Black in America” series, Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today.  Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. Capital Prep has sent 100 percent of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.  

“We are excited to have Dr. Steve Perry, a true friend of Hampton University, back at ‘Our Home by the Sea’,” said Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Education, Dr. Lina Malone-Colon.  “Dr. Perry is a living example of what commitment to academic excellence, integrity and community uplift look like.”  

When Perry speaks, he reaches the heart of his audience to motivate change in themselves and their community.  His secrets to success and calls to action are revealed in his new book, “Push Has Come To Shove: Getting Our Kids The Education They Deserve – Even If It Means Picking A Fight.”

In addition to being the principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Perry, is an education contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the No. 1 docudrama for TVONE “Save My Son.”

For more information, contact 757-727-5400.