HONORING THE HONORABLE DR. AMELIA ROSS-HAMMOND FOR HER CAREER AND SERVICE TO THE HAMPTON ROADS COMMUNITY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 54
(Extensions of Remarks - March 28, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E365-E366]
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   HONORING THE HONORABLE DR. AMELIA ROSS-HAMMOND FOR HER CAREER AND 
                 SERVICE TO THE HAMPTON ROADS COMMUNITY

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                          HON. ELAINE G. LURIA

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, March 28, 2019

  Mrs. LURIA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor and recognize the 
Honorable Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond for her tremendous career and service 
in the Hampton Roads area.
  Honorable Dr. Ross-Hammond recently retired from Norfolk State 
University where she

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taught Music Appreciation and the Humanities. Not only has Honorable 
Dr. Ross-Hammond been dedicated to her work as a Distinguished 
Professor, but she has been a renowned public servant. She served on 
the Virginia Beach City Council, and various councils and boards at the 
State and local level such as the City's Diversity and Inclusion 
Forums, and co-chaired the Mayor's African American Roundtable--just to 
name a few. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Hampton 
Roads Transportation Commission and President-Elect for the Virginia 
Beach Beautification Commission. These are only a select few of her 
numerous titles and positions.
  Honorable Dr. Ross-Hammond received awards for her service to the 
Hampton Roads community such as the Resolution of Appreciation from the 
Hampton Roads District Planning Commission and the Urban League of 
South Hampton Roads Young Professionals Award for Community Service. 
She was also the 2016 Honoree for the Norfolk State University Music 
Department's Spring Gala.
  Honorable Dr. Ross-Hammond's dedication to strengthening bonds among 
people of different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds is truly 
inspiring. I am proud to honor and recognize Honorable Dr. Ross-
Hammond's leadership and the role she plays in making our community a 
better place. Hampton Roads has significantly benefited from her 
presence.

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