University President and Hampton Alumni Veterans Raise Funds to Upgrade the Richmond Military Retirees Club

Pictured left to right: Past Presidents of the Richmond Chapter NHAA, Inc., Yolonda Thompson, President Williams, Patricia Perry, currently regional first vice president for the Middle Atlantic Region, and Edward Gilchrist, LTC, (retired)

Richmond, Va. (May 2, 2023) – Hampton University President, Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams, United States Army (retired), joined by fellow military retirees and past presidents of the Richmond Chapter National Hampton Alumni Association, Inc.  The fundraiser was held at the Military Retirees Club, Richmond, Virginia to upgrade the facility.  President Williams is a visionary leader and crown jewel for the students at Hampton “He is such a rare and most distinguished soldier, statesman, scholar that we can look up to,” said Edward Gilchrist, LTC, (retired). “To hear the young folks talk about the President in such glowing terms is really spectacular and it really rejuvenates you.”  The President’s outreach supports the University’s strategic plan Elevating Hampton Excellence to “develop and maintain an alumni engagement plan that advances enrollment and development goals while increasing the percentage of living alumni participating in university programming to 40%.”