Urban League of Hampton Roads Recognizes NNS

Published January 19, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding and NNS President Jennifer Boykin were recognized for the shipyard’s employment and workforce development efforts at the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ 38th annual MLK Community Leaders Awards event Monday.

“The impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made – and continues to make – is beyond measure,” Boykin said in her acceptance remarks. “Behind every strong leader is an even stronger team, and I have the privilege of leading the best, so to receive this honor for our workforce development efforts makes me especially proud.”

The Urban League’s virtual event honored King’s legacy and recognized leaders in the Hampton Roads community for their efforts in employment, education, housing and more. A recording is available at ulhr.org.