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Former Old Dominion University Board of Visitors Rector Edward L. Hamm Jr., director of the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise, recently received the first James V. Koch Ph.D. Award from the Urban League of Hampton Roads.

Hamm, the president and CEO of E.L. Hamm and Associates Inc. of Virginia Beach, received the award at the Urban League's annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Dinner March 21.

Presented by Thomas Hasty, executive vice president of TowneBank, the award is named for Old Dominion's sixth president, who led the university from 1990 to 2001. While in office, Koch was an active board member of the Urban League and established partnerships that continue to help children and adults in the African American community. He is currently the Board of Visitors professor of economics at Old Dominion.

This article was posted on: April 7, 2003

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