Alumni Spotlight

Jamil Gambari

Greenburgh Central School District
  • Hampton University Marketing Student and Mr. Pirate, Jamil Gambari, will Graduate Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA

    HAMPTON, Va. (May 6, 2020) – Hampton University graduating senior Jamil Gambari, a New York native is graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the James T. George School of Business. He is heading to work for Deloitte as a Business Technology Analyst in Arlington, Virginia.

    “Congratulations to Mr. Jamil Gambari for continuing to illustrate THE Standard of Excellence that our students exude on a daily basis. We know that Mr. Gambari continue to be an exemplary ambassador for his alma mater as he enters the next phase of his life,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.

    Last summer, as a Deloitte intern, he and his team won the 2019 Technology Innovation Challenge in Dallas, Texas where they competed against hundreds of interns across the country. “I plan to leverage my business strengths and develop a greater technology skillset,” Gambari said. At the same time, Gambari will continue staying actively involved in real estate, as he earned his salespersons’ license in the summer of 2018 and has a passion for this business.

    As a distinguished member of Hampton’s family, Gambari did nothing short of leaving his mark. He will graduate Summa Cum Laude, totaling a 4.0 GPA. He served as Mr. American Marketing Association for the 2018-2019 school year, a James T. George School of Business Student Ambassador, and a Spring 2018 initiate into the Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In this fraternity, he served as the 2018-2019 Financial Secretary and the Stroll master also known as the Candyman. In this role, he contributed to winning six consecutive NPHC performances. Also, he has maintained the highest GPA in the entire fraternity for two consecutive years which was nationally recognized July 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    In his final school year, Gambari was crowned the 16th Mister Pirate. “I’m thankful for every hardship and lesson that Hampton has taught me. I was able to grow into my manhood and truly appreciate who I am as an individual. Part of me running for Mister Pirate was the opportunity it offered for me to give back to the University. The platform allowed me to inspire the young men on campus to embrace who they are and exercise all the talents God has blessed them with,” Gambari said. His efforts were shown as he was the first-ever Mister from the University to be awarded the title of EBONY Magazine HBCU Campus King.

    “College is just a steppingstone, but without Hampton University and the School of Business, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I thank God for continuing to guide my path and surround me with a great support system. I’m going to continue to make them proud and be as successful as I can in the professional world,” Gambari said.