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  • April 30, 2014

    The L.I.F.E. winners are . . .

    Thursday, April 24, the Division of Student Development and Services held its Student L.I.F.E. (Learning, Integrity, Foundations, and Engagement) Awards Program in Seby Jones Auditorium. Below is a list of the award winners: Greek Organization of the Year Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Student Advocate of the Year-Staff Ayana Eaddy Community Assistant of the Year Tyril Stokes Student Program of the Year Stop Hunger Now Office of Community Service and the Office of First Year Experience Falcon Community Service Award-Student Aurielle Jones Registered Student Organization of the Year Campus Activities Board Student Advocate of the Year-Faculty Russell Brodie Student Leader of the Year DeVonte Jenkins Falcon Community Service Award-RSO Student Government Association Congratulations Falcons!
  • April 30, 2014

    Falcons are graduates of Leadership Triangle

    Aiyanna Archer, a junior majoring in psychology from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Justin Jones, a sophomore, from Fort Valley, Ga., are graduates of the 2014 Leadership Triangle College Edition. The ceremony was held on April 11. "By graduating from Raleigh Leadership Triangle College Edition, I have gained a sense of leadership that has prepared me for the demanding world of corporate America,” Archer said. “An experience well spent and will never be forgotten.” Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. According to Leadership Triangle’s web site, the College Edition, which is presented by the Research Triangle Park, invites two students from every university, college and community college in Orange, Durham, Wake and Chatham counties to meet in various locations around the Triangle.…
  • May 10, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) officials announced today that it will not move forward with the proposed acquisition

    (Raleigh, NC) Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) officials announced today that it will not move forward with the proposed acquisition of Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA. On November 20, 2012 the University made the announcement that it was exploring the option of acquiring Saint Paul’s College as it struggled to maintain its accreditation. Founded in 1888, Saint Paul's College is one of three historically black colleges founded by the Episcopal Church. Saint Augustine's University and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina are the other two institutions. After careful due diligence and much deliberation, Saint Augustine’s University has decided that to pursue the acquisition is not a fiscally responsible option. At the request of Saint Paul’s College officials, the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees will allow Saint Paul’s to present a plan to the Saint…
  • May 06, 2013

    University bids farewell to 228 graduates

    Saint Augustine’s University awarded bachelor’s degrees to 228 seniors during its 2013 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 5. The class of 2013 makes history as the first graduating class of Saint Augustine’s University. The school transitioned from Saint Augustine’s College to Saint Augustine’s University on Aug. 1, 2012. President Dianne Boardley Suber encouraged students to pay themselves first by investing; to be decision-makers; to have integrity; and to give back. Cynthia Marshall, senior vice president of human resources for AT&T, delivered the commencement address. Marshall gave graduates advice based on the five things she learned on her journey. She told them: always remember where you came from; do the right thing; never give up; embrace each other; and find your passion and purpose, and get busy making a difference. “You are bright, you are talented and you are resilient, and…
  • April 18, 2013

    AT&T Executive Cynthia Marshall to Deliver Commencement Address

    President Dianne Boardley Suber announced today that Cynthia Marshall will address Saint Augustine’s University graduates at the 2013 Commencement ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, on the campus quadrangle. “We are delighted that Cynthia Marshall will join us to celebrate Commencement with Saint Augustine’s University’s 2013 graduates," said SAU President, Dianne Boardley Suber. "This will be a historic event for SAU as this will be the first graduating class since Saint Augustine’s College transitioned to university status August 1, 2012.” Marshall has been with AT&T for more than 30 years. From January 2007 to 2012, Marshall was AT&T’s top executive in North Carolina. She was promoted to her new position as senior vice president of human resources at AT&T’s corporate headquarters in December 2012. While in N.C., Marshall was the first African-American to lead the…
  • March 22, 2013

    SAU Students Participate in Voter ID Hearing

    On Tuesday, March 12, Saint Augustine's University students voiced their opinion about a proposed voter identification requirement. Students attended a public hearing at the NC General Assembly on the topic. Several students spoke with community activist Octavia Rainey on her radio show that morning about the potential impact, on college students in particular, of a new voter ID law. Back in 2011, many Saint Augustine's University students lobbied against a voter ID bill. The bill was not successful, but with new leadership in the state, the issue is up for discussion again. Faculty, staff and students participated in the hearing, as well as a voter ID educational meeting at First Baptist Church (101 S. Wilmington St.) sponsored by the NAACP. The meeting was followed by a rally, where the Rev. William Barber and others spoke to a small crowd of concerned citizens. SAU Junior Class…
  • March 22, 2013

    CDC Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Heck Street Unit

    The Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, March 22, for a recently completed duplex unit at 307 Heck Street in downtown Raleigh. The Heck Street unit is part of a project funded by a $2.1 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant the University received from the N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. The Heck Street duplex features two 930-square-foot residential spaces, each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The units will be rented to low and moderate income families.
  • March 22, 2013

    McCrory Visits St. Aug Campus

    Saint Augustine's University served as host for UNCF's Annual Governor's Luncheon on Wednesday, March 20. Gov. Pat McCrory was the keynote speaker for the event, which was a fundraiser for UNCF. During his speech, McCrory highlighted three issues related to education he plans to work on during his term. Connecting commerce and education, reducing the cost of education, and taking advantage of technology to improve education will be a few of the issues the governor plans to take on, he said. Related stories: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9034821
  • February 22, 2013

    Saint Augustine's University Featured at City of Raleigh Museum

    Artifacts and images from Saint Augustine's University are on display at the City of Raleigh Museum through the month of February. The exhibit is based on the North Central CAC's historic walking tour created in 2011. In addition to pieces from Saint Augustine's University, the exhibit also features items from the Richard B. Harrison Library, the Tuttle Center and the museum's collection. For more information, visit www.raleighcitymuseum.org. Pictured: A wheelchair from St. Agnes Hospital and historic photos from Saint Augustine's University.
  • February 11, 2013

    SAU Students Selected for Leadership Program

    Accounting majors, Rodneisha Clark and Roy Cofield, were selected from a national pool of candidates to attend the Leadership Excellence in the Accounting Profession (LEAP) Program taking place February 8-10, 2013. This program is being hosted by the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. During this conference, Rodneisha, Roy, and other accounting scholars will enhance their career development skills, improve their leadership skills, and learn about graduate school opportunities. Beyond the conference, they will continue to receive one-on-one mentoring from accounting professionals employed by the "Big Four" international accounting firms (i.e., Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers). This network may lead to internship offers, graduate school fellowships, and full-time employment in audit or tax after earning their graduate degrees.
  • January 23, 2013

    SAU Students kick off Founders' Week with Day of Service

    Several Saint Augustine's University students and staff members used Martin Luther King Day to make an impact in the community. Saint Augustine’s University partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide community service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The students participated in three separate projects: • Wall Build – Students helped build walls for a five bedroom home that will be occupied by someone in the College Park community. The finished product is on display in front of Goold Hall. • A Brush With Kindness – Students assisted with exterior repairs, painting and beautification for two homes in College Park on Tarboro Road and Jones Street. Students were excited about helping out and had the opportunity to sign their names and write an inspirational message for the homeowner on the completed walls. "Habitat for Humanity was pleased with the response by our students and we…
  • January 23, 2013

    Student Leaders Attend Obama Inauguration

    A group of about 30 Saint Augustine's University students traveled to Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 21, to watch President Barack Obama be sworn into office for his second term. Among the group was Student Government Association President John Newman, who called the inauguration a "very patriotic event." "It was a different experience because I got to stand and witness history. It was my first time at an inauguration," Newman said. "It became even more special when I found out they had Lincoln's bible and Dr. Martin Luther King's bible (which were used as Obama took the oath of office)." Click here to see photos from the students' trip.
  • January 08, 2013

    Saint Augustine's University Welcomes New Chaplain

    Nita Byrd joined Saint Augustine’s University Dec. 4 as the new chaplain. Byrd brings with her a passion for campus ministry and the Episcopal Church. The Right Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, asked Byrd to serve at Saint Augustine’s University. Byrd said she was ready and willing to take on the task. “Before I received the call, I wanted to see more Episcopal college ministries at historically African-American campuses,” Byrd said. “It was dear to my heart because I have thought about wanting this option (for students).” Byrd began her ministry work at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary, where she served on the vestry — a lay elected governing body of a parish — was liaison for outreach, and worked with adult Christian education and the youth programs. Byrd completed internships at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh and St. Titus Episcopal…
  • December 18, 2012

    Historical Marker for St. Agnes Approved

    The North Carolina Historical Marker Commission voted 9-1 Tuesday, Dec. 18, to approve a historical marker commemorating St. Agnes Hospital and Nurses Training School. The marker will be erected in 2013 after a four-month design phase. The hospital, on the campus of Saint Augustine's University, was founded in 1896 with the purpose of training African American nurses and to provide health care to the underserved African American population throughout North Carolina. For more than 50 years, St. Agnes was the only teaching hospital between Atlanta, Ga., and Washington, D.C., open to African Americans. The hospital closed in 1961.
  • December 10, 2012

    SAU Hosts Falcon Community Day

    Saint Augustine's University showed its appreciation for the surrounding community during Falcon Community Day, Saturday, Dec. 8, at Emery Gymnasium. Community members were invited to watch the men's basketball team take on Barber-Scotia College. Admission was free for the contest, and the Falcons did not disappoint the crowd, defeating Barber-Scotia 101-50. At halftime, three local citizens were honored for their contributions in the community. Mary E. Sharpe received the community service award and Sterling Goodwin, founder of Metro Redevelopment, earned the community business award. Michele Grant, who was not present, was the winner of the community leadership award. Click here for a full recap of the basketball game.
  • November 21, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University discusses plans to acquire Saint Paul’s College

    Yesterday, the Executive Committee of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees met with the Executive Committee of the Saint Paul’s College Board of Trustees to discuss an acquisition of Saint Paul’s College located in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Founded in 1888, Saint Paul's College is one of three historically black colleges affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Saint Augustine's University and Voorhees College are the other two. At this point, both boards have agreed to move forward with joint management of the Saint Paul’s College operations beginning January 1, 2013. The joint management agreement will allow Saint Augustine’s University to complete its due diligence on the proposed acquisition while providing support to the Saint Paul’s College campus. A plan is being developed that will create a campus of Saint Augustine’s University at the Saint Paul’s College site. Saint…
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    November 20, 2012

    STEM Majors Attend ABCRMS Meeting

    Saint Augustine's University | STEM Majors Attend ABCRMS Meeting [665] | All Press no archive Dr. Doreen Cunningham and Dr. Marino Green accompanied six students to the 12th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 7-10. The students, Brooke Gaines, Dezarea Little, Jennifer Plair, Brandon Scott, Kayla Walker, and Derrick Williams networked with other students while navigating the many summer research internship and graduate school opportunities. Additionally, students are judged on their oral and poster presentations. Scott, a junior Engineering Mathematics major, won first place in the Engineering, Mathematics and Physics category. More than 1,100 vendors from colleges, universities and companies were in attendance to actively recruit some of the best and brightest minority students in the world. ABRCMS is the largest professional…
  • September 29, 2012

    Thomas of St. Aug Wins Second Straight CIAA Rookie of the Week Honor

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Anthony Jeffries Sports Information Director Office: 919.516.4141 Cell: 919.274.7552 Fax: 919.516.5810 awjeffries@st-aug.edu Thomas of St. Aug Wins Second Straight CIAA Rookie of the Week Honor RALEGH (September 26, 2012) - Juliseea Thomas of Saint Augustine's University was named CIAA volleyball rookie of the week on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. She has won the award two consecutive weeks. Thomas, a freshman setter from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, tallied 36 assists and 12 digs in a five-set win over Winston-Salem State last Thursday. She also had 13 assists in a three-set loss to USC Aiken on Sunday. Thomas leads the Lady Falcons in assists (195) and assists per set (4.33). Saint Augustine’s University athletics on www.saintaugfalcons.com
  • September 17, 2012

    St. Aug’s 2012 Passport Day

    September 17, 2012 Saint Augustine's University held its annual Passport Day, Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Seby Jones Art Gallery. Various members of the Falcon family came out to get their passport photos and had their passport paperwork processed. Passport Day is a part of the University’s ongoing initiative to create globally marketable students, faculty and staff. If you couldn’t make last week’s Passport Day, no worries, the next Passport Day is Nov. 15. Pictured: Photographer Jerrell Jordan, seen here taking a passport photo.
  • September 17, 2012

    Carter Named Educator of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Shelley Willingham-Hinton Associate Vice President Office of Marketing and Communication 919.516.4190 or 919.972.8340 swhinton@st-aug.edu Carter Named Educator of the Year RALEGH (September 17, 2012) - Dr. Sadie Carter, Saint Augustine’s University’s Assistant Vice President of the Office of Human Resources was recently named as Outstanding Educator by her alma mater, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Each year, the National Alumni Association of ECSU, the president of the University and Board of Directors members recognize alums in various categories for their outstanding contributions in their respective careers. In order to be considered for the award, alumni have to be nominated by their peers or faculty/staff at their alma mater. Prior to nomination, a committee reviews and selects the winners based on their professional accomplishments.…
  • September 17, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Holds 2012-2013 Student Leaders Installation Ceremony

    September 17, 2012 The Student Government Association (SGA) installed the 2012-2013 student leaders, Thursday, Sept. 13, during its annual student leader ceremony. The student leaders were encouraged to uphold the integrity of the institution and lead by example. The student leaders were sworn into office by their peer, 2012-2013 SGA president, John Newman. Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of the University charged Newman and all student leaders to, “ make decisions with character, high integrity and moral standards.” “I am confident that we have the right student leaders in place to move this University forward,” Suber said. “I encourage them to perform the duties of office with honor and dignity.” 2012-2013 Student Leaders: SGA Vice President- Ryan Mattress Senior Class President- Malcolm Richbourg Senior Class Vice President –Kenya Thomas Junior Class President- Kamya Jabari…
  • September 17, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Wins Science Grant

    September 17, 2012 The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that Saint Augustine’s University is the award recipient of a $300,000 grant. The NSF grant is for the support of a project entitled, "Targeted Infusion - Academic Enhancement of Biology Degree Programs at Saint Augustine's University," which is under the direction of Dr. Mark A. Melton- Dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering and Dr. Doreen Cunningham- Department Chair of the Department of Biological & Physical Sciences. The primary goal of the Targeted Infusion project is to expand the course offerings in the biology degree curriculum to include courses in plant biology and environmental science. The overall outcome of this project is to increase the number of students who obtain baccalaureate degrees in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline that pursue…
  • September 15, 2012

    Falcons Win Big On The Road

    September 15, 2012 Saint Augustine's University had a brief scare, but the Falcons scored 30 unanswered points to put away Southern Connecticut State University 30-14 at Jess Dow Field on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. The win improves the Falcons' record to 2-1 overall after their first road game. It was the final non-conference tune-up before the Falcons enter CIAA play next Saturday in a key home game against Bowie State University. Game time is 7 p.m. at Durham County Stadium. Southern Connecticut State fell to 0-3 after jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The chance to extend their streak of 11 consecutive winning seasons is in jeopardy. “[S. Connecticut State] was hungry,” St. Aug Head Coach Michael Costa said. “It was their first home game, but we met their fire with our fire.” The Falcons relied on the arm of Teddy Bacote (Jr./Hampton, Va.) and the playmaking skills of…
  • September 11, 2012

    St. Aug Student Featured at North Carolina Museum of Art

    September 10, 2012 In April of 2012, Isaiah Johnson, a senior at Saint Augustine’s University was one of three college students to win the “Art in the Park” competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). Since April, Johnson’s work, which is entitled, “One Brick, One Seed” has been installed on a billboard, which is located along the NCMA’s nature trail! This is not the first time Johnson has had one of his photographic pieces featured at the NCMA. In October of 2011 he won yet another arts exhibition, entitled “Self Observered.” To view images from Johnson’s billboard, visit the NC Museum of Art blog by clicking here Pictured: Isaiah Johnson seen here with his photographic piece.
  • September 11, 2012

    SAU’s Students Attend 2012 Congressional Black Caucus UFuture Summit

    September 10, 2012 Written by student contributor- Princess Goodridge, New York native and Senior in Communications at SAU- Goodridge is a Presidential Scholar, Fox Ailes Scholarship Recipient and recently returned from studying abroad in China and Morocco. Saint Augustine's University was one of several Historically Black Colleges/Universities selected to participate in the 2012 Congressional Black Caucus Institute UFuture Summit held at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., September 3-4. Saint Augustine’s University selected 10 students to attend the summit: Kayla Cohen- Sophomore in Political Science from Durham, N.C. Chelsea Aladekoba-Junior in Political Science from Silver Springs, M.D. John Newman- Senior in Psychology from Richmond, V.A. Brandon Gwaltney-Junior in Criminal Justice from Baltimore, M.D. Keianna Evans- Senior in Sociology from Fayetteville, N.C, Lakeisha…
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    September 11, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Announces 2012 Fall Convocation Speaker

    September 10, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University is pleased to announce the 2012 fall convocation speaker, Reuben Young, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Fall convocation will take place, Thursday, September 20 on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University. The Department of Public Safety was formed in January of 2012, making Young the first secretary of its kind. Young attended Howard University and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University. Throughout his career, Young has served as chief legal counsel for Mike Easley, Assistant District Attorney for Travis County in Texas and practiced private law, while residing in Texas. “Reuben Young is the kind of change agent we hope our students will one day become,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s University. “We are excited to have him on campus and…
  • September 08, 2012

    Congratulations to Miles Valentine, St. Aug Alum

    September 8, 2012 Miles Valentine, alumnus of Saint Augustine’s University, has produced a documentary, "Brace of the Valentines," that has been selected for inclusion in the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival to take place in Norcross, GA, October 12-14, 2012. This festival is sponsored by The Urban Mediamakers Association which is a not-for-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) consortium of aspiring and professional individuals in animation, film, gaming, music, new media, print and television. The three day film festival attracts filmmakers from all over the world. Another Saint Augustine’s University alumnus, Eric Barstow's film, "Bi-Racial Me" won first place in the Documentary Shorts category in this same festival in 2011. Congratulations Miles! Pictured: Miles Valentine.
  • September 05, 2012

    St. Aug’s Testing Center Leading the Way

    September 5, 2012 The Testing Center of Saint Augustine's College is a bustling place that is available to test takers from all over the world. Recently, the Testing Center hosted a Puerto Rican native who came to take a veterinary test at St. Aug because it was the only location offering the test. The Testing Center of St. Aug offers standardized, monitored and foreign services tests. "Whatever certification someone needs for their job, we offer it," stated Shanae Barco, testing coordinator. St. Aug's Testing Center is the only ACT test location in Raleigh. "Last semester we started offering GRE prep courses for our students in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center," stated Barco. For more information on the Testing Center and all that it offers, contact Shanae Barco at sbarco@st-aug.edu.
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    September 04, 2012

    SAU Students Take Trip to DNC

    Saint Augustine's University | SAU Students Take Trip to DNC [576] | All Press no archive Four Saint Augustine's University students joined reporters from across the country at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Sept. 3, for hands-on experience in political reporting and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Jonathan Dockery-Statesville, NC, Aisha Taylor-Groton, CT, Claude Simeus-West Palm Beach, Fl. and Christian Roberson-Richmond, VA, interviewed delegates, shot b-roll, and produced news stories for WAUG, Saint Augustine's University's radio and television station. Former President Bill Clinton, Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina, Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention, and Newark New Jersey Mayor, Cory Booker all made appearances during the Democratic…
  • September 04, 2012

    SAU Hosts Second Annual Music Fest

    Saint Augustine's University hosted its second annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 31, on the campus quadrangle. The campus came alive with music from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. as supporters enjoyed music from a variety of local and national jazz artists. The evening opened with a riveting performance from James Brown and Friends and the soulful sounds of Sweet Dreams culminated the event. Throughout the evening, friends of the University gave donations in support of the General Scholarship Fund. Other performers Friday evening were Eve Cornelious, the Al Strong Quintet, Moment's Notice, Uniquely Different and Jus Once. All proceeds from the event will go toward the General Scholarship Fund. Click here to see photos from the event.
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    August 29, 2012

    Saint Augustine's University to Host Second Annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser

    August 27, 2012 Saint Augustine's University will host the second annual music festival and scholarship fundraiser Friday, Aug. 31, from 6-11 p.m. in the quad area of campus. There will be performances by the Al Strong Quintet, Jus Once, Eve Cornelious, James Brown and Friends, Moment’s Notice (Bobby Moody), Sweet Dreams Band, Uniquely Different and Master of Ceremonies, Brian Dawson of K97.5. Attendees should bring their own chair or blanket. Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards the General scholarship fund. Many of our students will experience a short fall when trying to pay for their education this year. At Saint Augustine's University, we want to make sure that everyone who has the desire for higher education will not be limited access or denied opportunity because of finances. Pictured: Albert Strong Quintet.
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    August 29, 2012

    SAINT JAMES Gives to the University

    August 27, 2012 In late July, St. Aug's artist-in-residence, Synthia SAINT JAMES was honored with an "ACColades: A Salute to Women Who Inspire Us" award! In addition to the award, SAINT JAMES received a $1,000 donation to go towards her foundation. The fund that the institute establishes will provide scholarship support for deserving students and programming to promote the arts throughout the Saint Augustine’s University community.
  • August 21, 2012

    For the Second Consecutive Year Saint Augustine’s University Student Awarded Fox’s Rising Apprentice Scholarship

    August 20, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University student Princess Goodridge was recently awarded the 2012-2013 Fox News Channel University/Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship. Goodridge will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2013 at either the network’s New York or Washington, D.C. newsroom. In 2011, Fox News Channel (FNC) selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Goodridge, a native of New York, is a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism at SAU. “The fact that FOX selected another SAU student suggests that SAU and its departments are doing an effective job of preparing students academically,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber,…
  • August 20, 2012

    Award Winning PBS Filmmaker, Byron Hurt, Artist in Residence at Saint Augustine’s University, August 16-21

    August 20, 2012 Byron Hurt, an award winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist and lecturer, Byron Hurt, served the campus of Saint Augustine’s University as an artist-in-residence August 14 through August 21. Invited by the University’s Department of Film & Interactive Media, Hurt screened his most publicized films, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which takes a critical look at hip hop and rap music through Hurt’s own eyes as a self-acclaimed fan. Soul Food Junkies, Hurt’s latest work, which celebrates the role soul food, has played in African American culture while also examining the part soul food plays in some of the African American community’s greatest health challenges. Hurt also provided advice and instruction in multiple film courses, talked with student leaders, and screened Soul Food Junkies to faculty, staff, students and the local community.…
  • August 20, 2012

    SAU Signs Partnership Agreement with Wake Tech

    August 20, 2012 Thursday, August 16, leaders of Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) and Saint Augustine’s University met to formally announce their new found alliance and sign the articulation agreement concerning the new partnership between the two Raleigh schools. Essentially, SAU and WTCC will facilitate seamless transfers for WTCC graduates who earn Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration at Wake Technical Community College into Saint Augustine’s University. Wake Tech Community College will also provide Saint Augustine’s University admissions representatives with access to prospective students under this agreement through recognition on the WTCC “Choices” website and at transfer functions arranged through WTCC’s Student Services. Saint Augustine’s University agrees to provide WTCC with an annual report of progress under this agreement to include the number of…
  • August 20, 2012

    For the Second Consecutive Year Saint Augustine’s University Student Awarded Fox’s Rising Apprentice Scholarship

    August 20, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University student Princess Goodridge was recently awarded the 2012-2013 Fox News Channel University/Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship. Goodridge will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2013 at either the network’s New York or Washington, D.C. newsroom. In 2011, Fox News Channel (FNC) selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Goodridge, a native of New York, is a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism at SAU. “The fact that FOX selected another SAU student suggests that SAU and its departments are doing an effective job of preparing students academically,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber,…
  • August 20, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Celebrates Status Change with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    August 20, 2012 Friday, August 17, the sounds of the Superior Sound Marching Band filled the air on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University as the campus celebrated the name change from college to university. The name change was made effective August 1. During the ribbon cutting ceremony. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community heard remarks from the President of the University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, SGA President Johnny Newman, SAU Board of Trustee members, local political leaders and alumni of the institution. “Thank you for being a part of the history, present and future of this great institution,” stated Suber. “It [the institution] began with a principle, from a high school to a normal school to a college and now a university. We will continue to recreate ourselves at Saint Augustine’s University.” Hilton Smith, Board Chair of Saint Augustine’s University’s Board…
  • August 13, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Holds First Faculty Institute

    August 13, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University kicked off their first Faculty and Education Support Professional Development Institute as a university, Monday, August 6 in the MLK Conference Center. This year’s institute was themed, “Transforming Our Institution: The New Saint Augustine’s University.” During the institute, President of the University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber brought forth her “State of the University” address. “This institution started out as a high school for freed slaves, then a normal school and now, one step closer to offering graduate level courses that will expand the educational opportunities we can offer our students...thinking outside of the box needs to be more than something we just say,” stated Suber. Suber went on to say, “The bar has been raised and so have our expectations.” Suber encouraged faculty and staff to meet and exceed the expectations of their…
  • August 13, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Welcomes the Class of 2016!

    August 13, 2012 More than 400 freshmen moved into their dorms on Saint Augustine's University’s campus Friday, August 10, 2012. The move in was a culmination of First Year Experience’s 2012 Welcome Week , which is designed to help new students transition to college through a variety of activities that will prepare them for success in and out of the classroom. President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber welcomed first year students to the University and assured their parents that faculty, staff and administrators will do the best they can to prepare the students to be competitive in the real world. “They will learn to have the image and knowledge and the network needed to succeed,” stated Suber during her address to freshmen and their parents. The freshmen participated in various activities throughout the weekend, including a pep rally and class picture. Pictured: A member of the freshman class…
  • August 13, 2012

    SAU Hosts Annual Student Leadership Institute

    August 13, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University hosted the annual student leader institute Sunday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 8 in the Seby Jones Fine Arts building on the campus of SAU. The student leaders learned various lessons, including: how to register to vote, event planning, conflict management, program planning, personal branding and professional development. The institute ended with remarks from president of the University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber. “Effective leaders aren’t always popular decision makers, it’s not about popularity,” stated Suber. She went on to say, “You set the model, you are the model.” Pictured: SAU's 2012 Student Leaders.
  • August 13, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts NCAA Leadership Institute

    As part of the 2012 NCAA Leadership Institute, Saint Augustine’s University was selected as one of the interview sites. As a Division II member institution, St. Aug provided a unique and diverse perspective for institute participants to validate the career direction they will be mapping throughout the week. The annual NCAA Leadership Institute assists more than 45 ethnic minorities (male and female) in planning their careers through networking with various NCAA professionals of the intercollegiate athletics community. The Leadership Institute was designed to provide customized programming to participants on NCAA member institution campuses. The administrators at Saint Augustine’s University participated in action learning, panel discussions and facilitator-led sessions presented throughout the week long institute. In sharing their career experiences, divisional expertise and personal…
  • July 31, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College officially becomes Saint Augustine's University

    For Immediate Release August 1, 2012 Contact: Shelley Willingham-Hinton Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications Office: 919-516-4190 Fax: 919-516-4360 E-mail: swhinton@st-aug.edu Saint Augustine’s College officially becomes Saint Augustine’s University Raleigh, NC (August 1, 2012) - The name change of Saint Augustine’s College to Saint Augustine’s University is official today, August 1, 2012. From Saint Augustine’s Normal School, to Saint Augustine’s College, Saint Augustine’s University is building upon a 145-year legacy of academic excellence. Campus signage has been updated, major construction projects are in progress and the new branding package is complete. Cosmetic updates will continue throughout the academic year. University administrators have been hard at work preparing for not only the physical change, but also the shift in mentality that is required when any…
  • July 31, 2012

    Hyatt, Gittens Representing St. Aug at London Olympics

    Saint Augustine's University will be represented by its future and its past at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which begins today on Friday, July 27, 2012 and concludes Sunday, August 12, 2012. Future runner Dane Hyatt and former sprinter Ramon Gittens will both be in London, England for the track and field competition, which will be held Aug. 3-12 at Olympic Stadium. Hyatt is competing in the men's 400 meters and the men's 4x400 meter relay for Jamaica and Gittens is running in the men's 100 meters for Barbados. Hyatt, a native of Trelawny, Jamaica, is currently a St. Aug student who will run for the Falcons during the 2012-13 season. He ran a personal best 44.83 seconds to win the Jamaican national 400 meter title on July 1. The preliminary heats for the men's 400 meter dash begin Aug. 4 at 5:35 a.m. eastern standard time. The men's 4x400 meter relay heats start Aug. 9 at 6:30 a.m. est.…
  • July 31, 2012

    Saint Augustine's University Provides Real Estate and Right of Way Program

    August 1, 2012 Did you know that Saint Augustine’s University is the only historically black college or university in the nation with a full fledged Real Estate Department? Additionally, did you know that Saint Augustine’s University is the only school in the state of North Carolina offering an undergraduate degree in Real Estate? Impressive to say the least. The university's Center for Real Estate Management and Development also offers the Right of Way (ROW) Program. ROW involves the conversion of private property to public use and is used by governmental agencies for a variety of tasks such as creating new highways or parks, widening of streets, and establishing utility easements (laying of communication cables, natural gas pipelines, erecting power lines.etc.) Students who graduate from St. Aug with a ROW concentration or minor enter a lucrative career field. “The starting salary is…
  • July 17, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts YMCA for Fifth Year

    July 16, 2012 For the fifth consecutive year, Saint Augustine's University’s has opened its doors and campus to the YMCA and various local youngsters during its summer camp. “Saint Augustine's University is the perfect fit for our camp,” said Dexter Hebert, senior director of Community Outreach at the YMCA. “Not only are we serving the community but we’re giving kids a chance to be on a university campus. St. Aug is our home.” The YMCA’s summer camp is a fairly inexpensive camp despite the various amenities offered to campers. “We host community fundraisers, receive donations for locals and St. Aug doesn’t charge for hosting the camp, which has allowed us to subsidize the camp’s costs.” “We are not just a typical summer camp. We are intentional in all the activities and character building we do in this camp. We believe in skill development of our kids and understand the academic…
  • July 17, 2012

    2012 Summer Leadership Bridge Program Concludes-Another Successful Year!

    July 16, 2012 Tuesday, July 10, the Summer Bridge Leadership Program held their closing program in the Arts Gallery of Seby Jones Fine Arts Gallery. The Bridge program is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Andrew Mellon Foundation provides grants in five different areas, including: scholarly liberal arts programs, such as the one offered at St. Aug. More than 15 students participated in the 2012 summer session. “We celebrate the achievements of students who have excelled in all areas of life,” stated Marjorie Newman, assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Principal investigator of the Bridge program. The Bridge program provides incoming freshmen with tutors, mentors and teachers. Additionally, the students took courses in math, communication, social issues, history, emotional coping skills, etc. For more information on the Bridge program, contact…
  • July 17, 2012

    Congressman Brad Miller Visits Campus

    July 16, 2012 Congressman Brad Miller visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University, Friday, July 13. Miller attended the Office of TriO’s Summer Bridge program graduation ceremonies in the Martin Luther King Ballroom. During the ceremony Miller presented Antonio Stephenson, director of the Office of TriO a check for more than $500,000.00 in federal dollars. “Kids can do better than the circumstances to which they were born through education and educational programs such as those offered by TriO,” said Miller. The keynote speaker of the event was Pam Saulsby, former news anchor. “Students, always remember the opportunities, purpose and power of you,” said Saulsby. “You have been singled out and you can have it if you want it.” For more information on the Office of TriO and all that it has to offer, call 252-446-1921. Pictured:Congressman Brad Miller (center) seen here with TriO…
  • July 09, 2012

    Where Do You Fit In?

    July 9, 2012 The President's Office and the Office of External Affairs are working with the Department of Alumni Affairs to establish the organization of Pre-Alumni Councils. The Pre-Alumni Councils will be made up of students enrolled from eight regions of the United States. These students will form "chapters" based on their home regions and will work together throughout the year participating in activities designed to strengthen their relations with each other and to build a sense of future alumni connections and friendships which will continue once they become actual alumni. Each chapter will be assigned three or four advisors to work with them in planning activities - cultural, entertaining and fundraising. The Department of Alumni Affairs will sponsor chapter competitions throughout the year with a grand prize at the end of the year for the chapter that presents the best gift to…
  • July 09, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts 2012 Summer Film Workshop

    July 9, 2012 For the past 12 years, during the last two weeks of June, Saint Augustine's University holds its annual Summer Teen Film Workshop. The 2012 workshop was June 18-29 and took place on the historic campus of St. Aug. Film faculty member, Ellen Shepard, created the workshop and leads it annually. "They learn a little of a lot of stuff," stated Shepard. "They learn professional film making techniques, directing techniques, screenwriting, camera work, sound, three point lighting, camera angles, acting for films, auditioning and casting." In addition to learning film techniques and skills, students are required to write a short screen play during the first week of the workshop. During the last day of class the students premiere their screenplay to their family, friends and peers. "More importantly than them learning how to work a camera, I want them to learn teamwork, how to work…
  • July 09, 2012

    NOBLE Comes to Campus

    July 9, 2012 Tuesday, June 26, the Saint Augustine's University Criminal Justice Department, in conjunction with the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), hosted a day of criminal justice/law enforcement related activities for children attending St. Aug's 2012 Summer Enrichment Program. The students were exposed to law enforcement through a variety of planned activities. The morning began with a presentation and demonstration from Officer C. Rodriguez and his K-9 partner Bruno from the Morrisville Police Department. They learned about Bruno, his training, what he does for the police department and how he protects Officer Rodriguez. The students got an up close view of the K-9 special purpose SUV and a loaded unmarked Radio Patrol Unit. Before lunch, NOBLE member, Captain C. Wilson Morrisville Police Department,…
  • July 09, 2012

    New Campus Police Officers

    July 9, 2012 Saint Augustine's University recently welcomed three new campus police officers. The officers were hired in June of this year. The new officers are: Jared S. Ollison, Dustin Q. Pennington and Ralph L. Viuex. Officer Jared Ollison is a native of North Carolina. He served honorably in the United States Air Force and has thirteen years of law enforcement experience. Ollison comes to us from GS4 Company Police, Morrisville, NC. He began his career with the Wake County Sheriffs' Office in 1999. Officer Dustin Pennington is a native of North Carolina. He comes to St. Aug from Randolph County Community University. Pennington is a recent graduate of its Basic Law Enforcement Training program. Officer Ralph Vieux is a native of Haiti. Vieux joins the Saint Augustine's University Police Department from Newton Grove Police Department, where he gained more than twelve years of law…
  • July 09, 2012

    Office of Student Activities & Engagement Hold Inaugural Fourth of July Cookout

    July 9, 2012 The Office of Student Activities & Engagement hosted a celebration to commemorate the significance of the fourth of July, Tuesday, July 2, on the mall of the MLK Conference Center. "We wanted to do something special not only for our students, but faculty and staff who have served in the military," stated Tonya Gooch, interim director of Student Activities & Engagement. "This event is so important because the Declaration of Independence is more than just a piece of paper. It is a symbol of our country's independence and commitment and we wanted to convey that message to our students," said Gooch. The Office of Student Activities & Engagement plans to make this an annual event. Pictured: Summer Program attendees smile for a picture during the cookout.
  • June 25, 2012

    Four Saint Augustine's College Students Selected as Gateways Fellows

    June 25, 2012 Four Saint Augustine's University students were recently selected as Gateways Fellows in the Gateways to Science Careers program (G2SC) at Stanford University. The students are: Justin Williams-Woodstock, G.a., Raymond K. Smith III-Chicago, Ill., Candice Brown- Charlotte, N.C. and Mallory D. Felder, Jr.- Charlotte, N.C. The students were selected from an application and interview process. The Gateways to Science Careers program was created to increase access into science careers for minority students. Additionally, the G2SC seeks to provide innovative research experiences for the students. “There is undoubtedly a disproportionate amount of minorities seeking employment in the science field,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine's University. “On behalf of Saint Augustine's University, we salute Stanford for hosting such a program and applaud the…
  • June 25, 2012

    The Significance of title IX at St. Aug

    June 25, 2012 June 20, 2012 marked 40 years the Title IX educational amendment was signed into law. Title IX is an amendment to the Higher Education Law of 1965 which forbids sexual discrimination in any educational arena, whether athletically, academically, socially or professionally. It requires that all individuals be treated equally. Not only did Title IX change the tone of the educational environment, it also spawned substantial changes for women’s athletics. “The passing of Title IX in 1972 has done a great deal for women throughout all facets of education,” stated Kristene Kelly, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Saint Augustine's University. Kelly went on to say, “I know most often, people associate Title IX with athletics and in fact, that is an area which has seen significant growth for women. However, the intent of the law was to give women more…
  • June 18, 2012

    Provost's Office Uses 3 T's to Improve Academic Experience

    June 18, 2012 During the 2012 Leadership Retreat, Dr. Connie Allen, Provost of the University, rolled out the action plan for the Transformative Education Program (TEP). The TEP will take effect in the fall of 2012. The TEP will operate on a 3T model. By the time of graduation, students should have skills that are transparent, transferrable and transportable. According to Allen, TEP is an overhaul of the general education core, “we want to shift our focus to skills and competencies rather than specific courses,” stated Allen. The goal of the program is to produce graduates that are competent in communication, wellness, critical thinking, global perspective, identity, servant leadership, teamwork, civic engagement, stem and quantitative literacy, innovation, creativity, artistic literacy and capstone courses or experience. “We are committed to graduating well rounded, marketable…
  • June 18, 2012

    Meadowbrook To Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration-June 23

    June 18, 2012 President Dianne Boardley Suber will host the annual Juneteenth Celebration and Inaugural Summer Blues Festival, Saturday, June 23 starting at 12 p.m. at St. Aug’s very own Golf Course and Recreational Complex at Meadowbrook. Juneteenth and Meadowbrook are both rich in history. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of American slavery, which makes hosting the event at Meadowbrook rather appropriate due to its own history. Meadowbrook was founded in 1959 by 45 black men who were prominent members of society. Barred from membership at segregated clubs in the area, the men worked together to build Meadowbrook so their families would have a place for recreational and social activities. Saint Augustine's University bought Meadowbrook in 2007. Original members wanted to ensure that its legacy as a traditionally black country club was preserved. President Dianne Boardley…
  • June 18, 2012

    Class of 2016 Register For Their Future- 2012 S.O.A.R. Sessions Begin

    June 18, 2012 Saint Augustine's University held its first session of the 2012 Summer Orientation Advising and Registration (S.O.A.R.) Friday, June 15 on campus. The S.O.A.R.’s sessions focus on introducing incoming freshmen to the collegiate atmosphere and the S.O.A.R’s staff covered various topics, ranging from the introduction of deans, residence halls staff, campus tours and Greek life. “These S.O.A.R. sessions are an opportunity for students to have a clear idea about what it takes to complete registration and gather information about student programs and services,” stated Roland Bullard, Vice President of Student Development and Services. Wilmington, North Carolina native, Shae Ford recently confirmed that she will be attending St. Aug in the fall as a freshman. “A couple of my friends go here and encouraged me to come,” stated Ford. “Today is going very well.” Tyrone Ford, Shae’s…
  • June 11, 2012

    Hawaiian Islanders Come to Campus

    June 11, 2012 The 2012 recruiting class for Saint Augustine's University's football team includes two players from Hawaii. Christian Kama, a 6-5, 275-pound offensive tackle, and Joseph Pelesasa, a 6-foot, 245-pound linebacker, will arrive on campus later this week. The recruits hail from Waimanalo, Hawaii, a small community on the island of Oahu. Saint Augustine's University football coaches recruited Kama and Pelesasa while in Hawaii to support the Lady Falcons basketball team during their tournament on the island. Assistant coach Tremayne Henry said the players are tough kids and hard workers. Out of all the potential recruits the coaches met in Hawaii, Henry said these two were the ones who had the most initiative and enthusiasm. "They were excited about the opportunity to come to the mainland," Henry said. Kama and Pelesasa are just two players in a solid recruiting class for the…
  • June 11, 2012

    St. Aug's Testing Center Leading the Way

    June 11, 2012 The Testing Center of Saint Augustine's University is a bustling place that is available to test takers from all over the world. Recently, the Testing Center hosted a Puerto Rican native who came to take a veterinary test at St. Aug because it was the only location offering the test. The Testing Center of St. Aug offers standardized, monitored and foreign services tests. "Whatever certification someone needs for their job, we offer it," stated Shanae Barco, testing coordinator. St. Aug's Testing Center is the only ACT test location in Raleigh. "Last semester we started offering GRE prep courses for our students in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center," stated Barco. For more information on the Testing Center and all that it offers, contact Shanae Barco at sbarco@st-aug.edu. Pictured: The multimedia facilities available to test takers while in the…
  • June 11, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Students Gain Experience

    June 11, 2012 The experience gained from internships serves as an invaluable opportunity for any university student. At Saint Augustine's University's Belk Professional Development Center (BPDC), Nichole Lewis, director of the BPDC, and her staff work tirelessly to express this notion to each student on campus. According to Lewis, there has been a substantial increase in the amount of internships St. Aug students have received in comparison to past years. Lewis attributes this influx of internships to various factors. "We [BPDC] work closely with faculty, the Registrar's Office, Career Counselors, etc. This increase is a team effort," stated Lewis. Additionally, the BPDC has launched an ambassador program, in which students serve as liaisons between the BPDC and the student body and increased its presence on social media websites. Taia Reid graduated from St. Aug in 2010 with a degree…
  • May 30, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Student to Work for U.S. Department of Energy

    May 30, 2012 Sophomore, Candice Brown, an Engineering and Mathematics major at Saint Augustine's University will participate in an internship with the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. this summer. Brown will serve as a program aide in the Office of Energy Information Administration. The U.S. Department of Energy's internship program focuses on providing students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining hands on experience in the science, technology, math and engineering fields. Additionally, Brown has been selected to take part in the "Gateway to Science and Mathematics" Research program at Stanford University in Stanford, Ca. The research program is geared towards encouraging more minorities to pursue careers in mathematics and sciences. "Saint Augustine's University students are some of the most competitive students in the nation," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley…
  • May 29, 2012

    Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics- 2012 Student Accolades

    May 29, 2012 The students in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are spending their summer break honing their professional skills through internships and research programs. Working throughout the nation, our students are with various companies and programs, including: Morgan Barham who is working at NC State in the Plant Pathology/Bioinformatics Center, Zlati Gardev who is working at Fidelity Investments in the Durham, NC branch as a Technical Intern. Additionally, many of our students are continuing their education by pursuing graduate degrees. Below is a list of our recent alum who have been accepted into graduate studies programs. Ariel Brown- North Carolina A&T State University - M.S. Program in Biology Tyshawn Colter (2011)- Elizabeth City State University - M.S. Program in Applied Mathematics Shantia Gardiner (2011) -The University of the West Indies - Pharmacy…
  • May 14, 2012

    College Holds Annual Faculty Institute

    May 14, 2012 Monday, May 7, 2012 Saint Augustine's University kicked off their annual Faculty and Educational Support Staff Professional Development Institute. The theme of the 2012 Institute was, "Transforming Our Institution." President Dianne Boardley Suber delivered the "State of the University" address, in which she challenged faculty members to raise their own bar and take risks. "As an institution, we are taking a risk by becoming a university," Suber said. "You've been able to be a great faculty doing what you do comfortably. I invite you to step out of your comfort zone." The Institute ran through May 11, 2012.
  • May 14, 2012

    Upward Bound Program Receives More than $2.9 million in Federal Funds

    May 14, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University Upward Bound Program will receive $2,978,140 in grant funds over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education. This year, Saint Augustine's University was fortunate to have an existing program refunded, as well as gain funding for a new program. The existing Upward Bound program will receive $345,628 annually over the next five years. The new Upward Bound grant will receive $250,000 annually over the next five years. The Upward Bound program serves low-income, first generation students in grades 9-12 in Edgecombe, Nash and Southeast Halifax counties. “The program helps students complete secondary school, apply, enroll and be successful in matriculating at a post-secondary school,” said Antonio Stephens, director of the Office of TRIO Programs at Saint Augustine's University. The Saint Augustine's University Upward Bound program…
  • May 14, 2012

    Residential Life Hears the "C.A.L.L."

    May 14, 2012 Residential Life staff members attended the fourth annual "Hear the C.A.L.L. (Collaborate, Access, Listen, Learn)" Conference at North Carolina Central University, Friday, April 20. The focus of the conference was academic affairs, student affairs and athletics. This was an opportunity for the staff to attend sessions and share information with other higher education officials concerning the three areas of focus. Additionally, Andre Richardson-Assistant Dean of Students & Residential Life and Marquita Wood-Associate Director for Residential Life, were presenters at the conference. Their presentation was entitled, "A Seat at the Table: Housing and Residential Life's Approach, Involvement and Assessment Using the Early Warning System for Students At-Risk." Pictured: Left to right, back to front- back: James Graham-Residence Hall Director, Marquita D. Wood- Associate Director…
  • May 08, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Commissions New Officer

    May 7, 2012 Senior Ruthfee L. Kollie was commissioned as an officer during the annual United States Army Commissioning Ceremony on Friday, May 4, at the University's Historic Chapel. Kollie recited the oath of office, signaling her new title as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Kollie talked about the difficulties she endured as a cadet in the ROTC program. Although the training was rigorous, Kollie decided to stick with it. "The decision I made was the right one," she said. Keller graduated from Saint Augustine's University Saturday, May 5, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance and Wellness. Col. Anthony Keith Chambers, a 1985 Saint Augustine's University graduate, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Chambers serves as inspector general at the headquarters of the Army Materiel Command. Chambers advised Kollie and cadets to hold onto their integrity as they…
  • May 08, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Partners with the University of Arkansas for the George Washington Carver Research Program

    May 7, 2012 In the fall of 2011, Saint Augustine's University embarked on a new venture with a dual purpose of providing summer internships and research opportunities for students and to guide students into top graduate school programs. Saint Augustine's University recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Arkansas (UofArk) to become a partner institution for the George Washington Carver Summer Program. This is the first partnership agreement between the two institutions and one of few that expands beyond a relationship that solely focuses on research. The George Washington Carver Research Program is an initiative of the University of Arkansas designed to increase the racial diversity of the graduate and professional student body. The partnership was spawned by Nichole Lewis, Director of the Belk Professional Development Center. "I was just following up on a…
  • May 05, 2012

    College bids farewell to 210 graduates

    May 5, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University awarded bachelor’s degrees to 210 seniors during its 2012 Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 5. The class of 2012 makes history as the last graduating class of Saint Augustine’s University. Effective Aug. 1, the school becomes Saint Augustine’s University. President Dianne Boardley Suber encouraged students to pay themselves first by investing; to be decision-makers; to have integrity; and to give back. “(Success is) yours for the asking,” Suber said. “All you have to do is reach out and pull it to you.” Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile delivered the commencement address. Brazile charged students to continue the hard work begun by those who came before them. “We worked hard, we struggled, we believed in our cause. We heard the call and we stepped up,” Brazile said. “Now it’s your turn. Why you? Because there’s no one better.” The…
  • April 30, 2012

    St. Aug Students-Agents for Change!

    April 30, 2012 Several Saint Augustine's University students participated in a student lobby day organized by Common Cause North Carolina, Monday, April 23 in downtown Raleigh. Common Cause is a non-profit, non-partisan citizens' lobby organization located in the heart of Raleigh. The event, dubbed "Student Lobby Day," gave students the opportunity to voice their concerns on voter suppression laws to various law makers, including representatives and senators from across the state of North Carolina. Students from Shaw University and North Carolina State University joined the Saint Augustine's University students. Their protest highlighted four major points that disenfranchise voters: 1) Imposing state voter ID 2) Eliminating same day voter registration 3) Cutting early voting days nearly in half in comparison to previous elections 4) Freezing of the "Help America Voting Act" (HAVA),…
  • April 30, 2012

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Gives Back Through Blood Donation Drive

    April 30, 2012 The Kappa Epsilon chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held their annual blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross, Monday, April 23. "We wanted to raise awareness amongst minorities concerning blood donation," stated Michael Swann, campus advisor of the Kappa Epsilon chapter of Omega Psi Phi, when asked why they felt the need to bring such an event to campus. "This event was very important for students. It showed the need for young donors to help save lives through blood donation," stated Brandon Gwaltney, president of the Kappa Epsilon chapter. The event was considered a success by the chapter. More than 25 Falcons donated blood, 12 of which were first time blood donors. The fraternity hopes to host another blood drive in the fall of 2012 and eventually facilitate a blood drive each semester. This event was sponsored by the Kappa Epsilon chapter of…
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    April 30, 2012

    2012 Miss. Saint Augustine's College Pageant/ Student Government Association Elections

    April 30, 2012 Saint Augustine's University hosted the annual Miss. Saint Augustine's University pageant on Wednesday, April 25 in the Seby Jones Fine Arts auditorium. The 2012-2013 winners for both elections are listed below. SGA Board SGA President - Johnny Newman SGA Vice President - Ryan Mattress Senior Class President - Malcolm Richbourg Senior Class Vice President - Kenya Thomas Sophomore Class President - LaCara Rogers Queen's Council Miss Saint Augustine's University - Vaneicia Reaves Miss Senior Class - La'Cura Venable Miss Junior Class - Umeka Benson Sophomore Class - Taryn Roseboro Pictured: 2012-2013 Miss. Saint Augustine's University, Vaneicia Reaves Click here to view pictures from the pageant.
  • April 30, 2012

    St. Aug Students Attend NC Museum of Art's "College Nite"

    April 30, 2012 The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) sponsored the NCMA University Nite, Friday, April 20. Several St. Aug students and faculty participated in this free event. The video booth (pictured) was sponsored by St. Aug's Film & Interactive Media Department. The film students, including St. Aug alum, Eric Barstow were responsible for interviewing university students from around the Triangle about their thoughts on viewing the "El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa" exhibit as well as their experience at university nite. Ellen Shepard, Film & Interactive Media professor, acted as faculty advisor and produced/directed the video booth. The video is currently being edited by Falcon alum, Eric Barstow (currently a grad student at Duke) and will be used by the NCMA for marketing purposes. This event was sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Museum of Art and St.…
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    April 27, 2012

    Donna Brazile to deliver commencement address

    April 27, 2012 Saint Augustine's University will hold its 2012 Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, on the campus quadrangle. Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile will deliver the commencement address. Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for United Media, a columnist for “Ms. Magazine,” and “O, the Oprah Magazine,” an on-air contributor to CNN, and ABC, where she regularly appears on This Week with George Stephanopoulos .
  • April 24, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Hosts an Evening of Elegance and Purpose- 2012 Sapphire Gala

    April 24, 2012 Saturday, April 21, members of the Falcon family and the Raleigh community donned evening gowns and tuxedos for Saint Augustine's University's 2012 Sapphire Gala. The gala was held at the Marriott City Center hotel in downtown Raleigh. The gala is a formal black tie event with the purpose of raising funds for student scholarships. John Clark of ABC 11 hosted the event for the University. "Tonight, we take the time to reflect on an indelible legacy that has spanned 145 years," stated President Suber. "This is a very critical time for Saint Augustine's University. As quality education around the nation is at a crossroads with the changing economy, we must continue to grow and maintain a standard of excellence that allows us to stand out from our peers." The award recipients of the 2012 Sapphire Gala were: Dr. Thelma Roundtree (posthumous)- Legacy Award Mr. Hill Harper-…
  • April 24, 2012

    Susan Vogel Visits St. Aug

    April 24, 2012 Professor of African Art and Architecture, founder of the Museum for African Art in New York and director of "Fold, Crumple Crush-El Anatsui: Art and Life" documentary, Susan Vogel visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University on Thursday, April 19. Vogel spoke to various art students and faculty members on Ghanaian art and her documentary. This event was sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Arts Department of St. Aug. Pictured: Susan Vogel, greeting the audience.
  • April 24, 2012

    2012 Inaugural Student L.I.F.E. Awards

    April 24, 2012 Thursday, April 19, the Division of Student Development and Services (SDS) held the inaugural Student L.I.F.E. (Learning, Integrity, Foundations, and Engagement) Awards Program in Seby Jones Auditorium at 7 p.m. Below is a list of the award winners: Individual Community Service of the Year - Ms. Johna Mitchell Organization Community Service of the Year - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Resident Assistant of the Year - Mr. Malcolm Richbourg Student Program of the Year - Student Government Association Student Leader of the Year - Ms. Ashley Nelson Staff Student Advocate of the Year - Ms. Nichole Lewis Faculty Student Advocate of the Year - Dr. Linda Hubbard Registered Student Organization of the Year - Campus Activity Board Greek Organization of the Year - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This event was sponsored by the Division of Student Development and Services (SDS).…
  • April 24, 2012

    History Meets the Arts

    April 24, 2012 Wednesday, April 18, "Ain't I a Woman!" came to Seby Jones Auditorium, featuring the Core Ensemble! "Ain't I a Woman!" portrays an intimate view into the lives of four African American women: Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer. The theatrical musical incorporated various genres of music including spirituals, southern blues and jazz. The event was presented by the President's Literary Series
  • April 24, 2012

    Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' 9th Annual Research Day

    April 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hosted the 9th Annual Research Day: "Preparing Student Leaders for a Global Workforce," April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Penick Hall of Science, room 109. Throughout the day, various students presented on topics ranging from how to test meat for byproducts to whether or not mathematical principles can be applied to the game of Sudoku. "The purpose of the annual Research Day in the Science Division is primarily to provide a platform for all seniors to publicly present their senior research projects," stated Dr. Mark Melton, Dean of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. "An added bonus is the presence of campus administrators, faculty and students attending to see what our students are capable of producing!" The winners of the 2012 Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' 9th…
  • April 24, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Hosts Political Forum

    April 24, 2012 Monday, April 16, St. Aug and the Student Council of Political Action hosted a political forum in the Martin Luther King, Jr. ballroom. The event afforded students, the community, faculty and staff the opportunity to ask and discuss questions and topics with the local politicians that pertain to their future and peers. The forum was attended by more than 175 students, faculty, staff and community guests. Candidates, Rickey Lee Sartain and Abeni El-Amin, who are both seeking the seat for NC House of Representatives, District 38 presented. Additionally, Congressman David Price, US House of Representatives, District 04 gave opening remarks relative to the upcoming election. Attorney Sarah Ford with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP provided information regarding Amendment One and Mrs. Rosa Gill, NC House of Representatives, District 33 gave closing comments relative to the…
  • April 24, 2012

    Blow Returns As Saint Augustine’s College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach

    April 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University announced the hiring of Lonnie Blow, Jr. as its head men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. This is Blow’s second stint as Falcons’ head coach. During his first tenure from 2008 to 2010, the basketball program experienced its most successful period in school history. In 2010, Blow directed the Falcons to their first CIAA championship and NCAA Division II playoff berth in 13 years. It was the Falcons’ second conference title overall. “We are excited to have Coach Blow back as we transition into university status,” President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said. “Coach Blow exemplifies the leadership that propels student-athletes to not only excel on the court but in the classroom.” His teams compiled a 46-15 record in two years including a 27-5 mark in the 2009-10 season, which was the best season winning percentage (.844) for the Falcons…
  • April 17, 2012

    St. Aug Celebrates Undergraduate Research Day

    April 16, 2012 Saint Augustine's University and its Honors University hosted the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD), Friday, April 13. The 2012 URD was themed, "transformation through research and creative expression." The purpose of URD celebrates the work of students engaged in research and creative endeavors, showcase accomplishments of the University community and inspire and coach those in the early stages of research and creative projects. Students from a wide range of majors presented papers, posters and creative presentations. "Elevating research activity in the campus community is part of the transformation from a university to a university," stated Elizabeth Fournier, Chairperson of the Undergraduate Research Day committee. The winners are listed below: Posters: Roxanne Smith- 1st place Creative Expression: SIFE Students- 2012 Rookie of the Year- 1st place Panel…
  • April 17, 2012

    First Time Home Buyer Fair A Success!

    April 16, 2012 On April 12, 2012, the Community Development Corporation (CDC) welcomed faculty and staff to the First Time Home Buyer Fair held in the Seby Jones Art Gallery on campus. The fair was held to give Saint Augustine's University faculty and staff the opportunity to meet one-on-one with mortgage representatives from BB&T, Wells Fargo, City of Raleigh CD Loan Specialists, builders from the Phase II Cook Street Housing Development and Saint Augustine's University CDC staff. Furthermore, the fair attendees were able to view housing plans for the Cooke Street Phase III homes that will be built in the Idlewild neighborhood, a few blocks from campus. The potential first time home buyers spent the afternoon learning about the various programs in place to assist low-to-moderate income households, for more information, contact the CDC Office at 919-516-5230. Pictured: Brenda Williamson…
  • April 17, 2012

    The College hosted Community Day,Open House, Spring Fling and a Blue and White Scrimmage Game

    April 16, 2012 On Saturday, April 14, Saint Augustine's University hosted the 2012 Community Day, Spring Fling, Open House and the Blue and White scrimmage game. Community Day took place on the Goold Hall lawn. The event featured a wide array of community organizations, vendors, Raleigh Fire and Police Departments, games, food and much more. Pepsi and Costco provided giveaway items and drinks. "It was a day to engage and connect the various resources throughout southeast Raleigh for the benefit of its residents, courtesy of Saint Augustine's University," stated Vince Bayyan, Director of Development. "This event was a success because of our volunteers!" Open House was a great success, St. Aug hosted and toured more than 300 high school students, Saturday. The 2012 Spring Fling, featured students showcasing their skills through music, stepping, choreography and much more!
  • April 17, 2012

    St. Aug Students Compete in Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Symposium

    April 16, 2012 Dr. Mark A. Melton and Mrs. Sheila Spence accompanied twelve students to Charlotte, North Carolina to participate in the 5th Annual Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Symposium at Johnson C. Smith University on the weekend of April 5. Three students participated in poster and oral presentations (2 poster & 1 oral), which led to Brandon Scott, an Engineering Mathematics major, winning 1st place in the Oral Presentation section of the competition. He received a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy! The National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance (VA-NC Alliance) is led by the University of Virginia Saint Augustine's University is a member of the VA-NC Alliance, an extension of the National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for minority participation (LSAMP). LSAMP offers activities to…
  • April 17, 2012

    Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members

    April 16, 2012 Thursday, April 12 the Psi Gamma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta inducted 5 new members into their honor society. Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society. Members of Phi Alpha Theta demonstrate excellence in writing and history. The new inductees were: Starla Ford Ishmael Campbell Lacura Venable Shannon Rush Zachary Quirk
  • April 10, 2012

    Congratulations to the St. Aug SIFE Team!

    April 9, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named "Rookie of the Year" at the 2012 SIFE USA Regional competition, April 2, in Atlanta, Georgia. "Our rookie team was extremely excited to give their presentations to a packed room- uncommon for rookies," stated Valerie Evans, SIFE faculty advisor. "The entire team worked very hard, developing and conducting the projects that took us to the regional competition. Next year we are determined to make it to Nationals!" Participating SIFE students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects, such as their 2011 collaboration with NC State University's University of Textiles' Fashion Group, in which the Falcons helped teach young girls at the Raleigh Girls Club about the fashion industry and its relevant educational paths. For more information, contact St. Aug's SIFE at 919-516-4051…
  • April 10, 2012

    Community Day this Saturday, April 14!

    April 9, 2012 Saint Augustine's University's front campus will come alive, Saturday, April 14, as the University hosts its annual Community Day. The event is free and open to the public and features food, games and rides for children, vendors and entertainment for all ages. The event is another way the University continues to show the importance of its relationship with neighbors in the surrounding community. Community Day begins at 10 a.m. A blue and white football scrimmage begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information about the event, call Vince Bayyan at 919-516-5087. Pictured: Face painting was one of many activities offered during the 2011 Community Day.
  • April 09, 2012

    Community Policing: Homeownership Training Program Empowerment Workshop Session

    April 9, 2012 As part of the Homeownership Training Institute Program of Saint Augustine's University's HUD/HBCU Grant, Mr. Michael Ballen, Program Coordinator for the City of Raleigh Community Policing Department and several Raleigh Police Officers were presenters on March 20, at an Empowerment Session for the program participants as part of their 48 hours of required training. Ballen explained that community policing is a "specialized unit" within the Raleigh Police Department, focusing on developing community partners and stakeholders through an increase in face-to-face contact with citizens in the neighborhood. Ballen said the philosophy is "people are the police, the police are the people". A question and answer session followed facilitated by the Southeast District Supervisor, Sgt. Woodard. Individuals interested in becoming a first time homeowner should call 919-516-4754 for…
  • April 02, 2012

    Students Rally for Justice

    April 2, 2012 Saint Augustine's University held a social injustice rally, Thursday, March 29, in remembrance of slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin. Martin was gunned down February 26, by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman who deemed Martin "suspicious." At the time of Martin's murder, he was armed with a bag of Skittles candy and iced tea. Martin's murderer has yet to be arrested. Dr. Ron Brown, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, encouraged students to register to vote. He reminded students that Martin's killer is still free due to a law entitled, "Stand Your Ground," which permits one to match force with force if they feel their life is threatened. "You can change laws like this by voting," stated Brown. During the rally, Falcons were also asked to sign a memorial wall in honor of Martin. Various student leaders presented facts on the Martin case and some Saint…
  • March 30, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s College announces name and status change

    March 30, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University Board of Trustees announced today that the University is moving into a new phase as it joins peer institutions in moving to the status of University to become Saint Augustine's University (SAU) effective August 1, 2012. The change to university status aligns the University’s public identity with the structure and breadth of academic, athletic and student development programs currently being offered at Saint Augustine's University. "This isn't just a name change," states President Dianne Boardley Suber. "We're committed to changing the way we do business. Our guiding principle will continue to be the training of leaders and change agents. All of our curricula, student organizations and student life will have leadership training as its backdrop – the common thread that runs through and drives, all of our standing programs and new…
  • March 27, 2012

    Sheryl Lee Ralph's, Artist in Residence Visits to Saint Augustine's College

    March 27, 2012 Sheryl Lee Ralph visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University March 22-23. She hosted various events for students and administration. Ralph held a seminar for students on how to start a non-profit foundation, surviving in the entertainment industry and a book signing featuring her new book, "Redefining Diva: Life Lesson From the Original Dreamgirl." Sheryl Lee Ralph originated the role of Deena Jones in "Dreamgirls" on Broadway and was nominated as best actress for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards. The star of numerous TV shows-including Moesha and Designing Women-her extensive film credits include costarring with Robert De Niro in "Mistress" and Denzel Washington in "The Mighty Quinn." A mother of two with a blended family of four, Sheryl is married to Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes. Pictured: Sheryl Lee Ralph and President Dianne Boardley Suber
  • March 27, 2012

    St. Aug's CDC Rebuilds Local Home

    March 27, 2012 John Snipes, a resident in the University Park Community was a victim of the tornado that ravaged a large part of southeastern Raleigh when it hit land in April of 2011. The damage Snipes' home sustained, led him to reach out to the Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) for help. The CDC partners with many organizations throughout the area to provide an array of services to the surrounding community. The CDC commissioned "Rebuilding Together of the Triangle," to help reconstruct Snipes' home. "Rebuilding Together" is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods. There are nearly 200 affiliates nationwide. "Rebuilding Together" of the Triangle provides critical home repairs and modifications at no charge to the homes of low-income homeowners residing in Chatham, Durham,…
  • March 22, 2012

    College Announces 12th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop

    March 22, 2012 The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine’s University will host its 12th annual Teen Summer Film Workshops June 18-29 and July 9-20. These hands-on workshops are open to teenagers, ages 13-18 years, who have a strong interest in learning the craft of professional filmmaking. These 10-day workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekday. Experienced production professionals at Saint Augustine’s University will provide students with hands-on training in digital camera operation, screenwriting, shooting in our soundstage, camera angles, composition of shot, sound, casting, auditioning, acting for the camera, and more. By the end of each workshop, students will have completed a short video. The fee is $325 for each 10-day workshop. The last day of each workshop will include a screening of the short videos produced by workshop participants, with a…
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    March 19, 2012

    Sheryl Lee Ralph To Visit Campus

    Saint Augustine's University | Sheryl Lee Ralph To Visit Campus [422] | All Press no archive March 19, 2012 Broadway, film and television and Broadway extraordinaire Sheryl Lee Ralph, will visit Saint Augustine's University, March 22-25. Ralph will participate in various events including, seminars on how to establish a foundation, a book signing and a reception and screening of her movie, "To Sleep with Anger." Ralph is the original "Dream Girl", she got her start in the early 80's when she portrayed Deena Jones (later played by Beyonce Knowles in the motion picture, Dream Girls) in the Broadway play. She has worked with the likes of Denzel Washington and Robert DeNiro. Many know Ralph from her role on the syndicated television series , Moesha, in which she played, Dee Mitchell. List of events: Thursday, March 22- Event:“Working It: The Business of Film, Television, Theatre and…
  • March 12, 2012

    St.Aug Alumni Invention Drawing Much Attention

    March 12, 2012 You could soon see Sylvia Southerland's invention in the toy aisle at a Walmart near you. Southerland's Wrist Over Pets, an educational plush toy that children can wear on their wrists or clip to their belt loops or back packs, was one of the items chosen for Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" contest. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to sell his or her product on walmart.com and in Walmart's physical stores. When she came up with the idea of Wrist Over Pets, Southerland, a 1995 Saint Augustine's University graduate, wanted to create a toy that would educate as well as entertain. The Wrist Over Pets line features eight custom plush toys that teach children such various academic skills as math, science, alphabet, vocabulary, numbers, shapes and colors. The stuffed animals also address life skills like listening and obeying, caring and loving. "I wanted them to…
  • March 12, 2012

    St. Aug Public Health Science Students Attend 2012 Health disparities

    March 12, 2012 On Friday February 24, students and faculty from the Allied Health Department of Saint Augustine's University attended the 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference focused on translational research and had over 700 participants including: local non-profits, universities, vendors, researchers and students. Dr. El-Amin, a faculty member in Public Health Sciences, stated that "exposing Saint Augustine's University public health students to health disparities is essential to them becoming effective public health professionals ." Pictured: St. Aug students seen outside the 2012 Health Disparities Conference.
  • March 12, 2012

    Falcon Battalion Participate in Field Training Exercise

    March 12, 2012 The Falcon Battalion attended a Field Training Exercise - Land Navigation, Situational Training Exercise (STX) February 17-19 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Cadets from Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University and North Carolina Wesleyan University participated in realistic and challenging training orchestrated and led by the Cadet chain command. Cadets from all levels participated in Land Navigation training and Squad STX to increase their overall Army skills and domain knowledge. Pictured: Cadets being taught a new self defense technique.
  • March 01, 2012

    Falcons Lose 65-53 To Fayetteville State in CIAA Tourney

    March 1, 2012 Saint Augustine's University was in another cliffhanger early Thursday morning (March 1) in the CIAA Tournament. This time, the Falcons fell short 65-53 to Fayetteville State University on the second day of the tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena. The loss ends the season for the Falcons, who finished 14-14 overall. Fayetteville State reached the men's quarterfinals where they will take on defending league champion Shaw Thursday at 9 p.m. The Falcons advanced to play the Broncos (10-16 overall) after junior forward Jon Kindred (Raleigh, N.C.) hit a buzzer beater Tuesday at the top of the key. There would be no last-second heroics this time for the Falcons, the No. 6 Southern Division seed. The Falcons led 52-49 with 5:05 left on two free throws by sophomore guard Chris Rhodes (Greenville, S.C.). The Broncos closed out the contest with a 16-1 run that decided the winner.…
  • March 01, 2012

    Lady Falcons Scare Shaw Before Losing 80-73 In CIAA Tourney

    March 1, 2012 Saint Augustine's University lost to Shaw University Wednesday (Feb. 29) for the third time this season, but this game was much different. The Lady Falcons put a major scare in their crosstown rival during the CIAA Tournament women's basketball quarterfinals, but the Lady Bears closed out with an 80-73 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena. The loss ended the Lady Falcons season at 14-14, but Head Coach Rachel Bullard was proud of her women in defeat. “Shaw is a good team, but I will take our team any day of the week, especially when they play like that,” Bullard said. CIAA player of the year Keyona Bryant (Sr./Springdale, Md.) finished with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds in her last game in a Lady Falcon uniform. During her career, Bryant became the school's modern career scoring leader and three-time All-CIAA selection. She ended her university career with…
  • February 29, 2012

    St. Aug Advances In CIAA Tourney on Jon Kindred's Buzzer Beater

    Feb. 29, 2012 Junior forward Jon Kindred (Raleigh, N.C.) scored the last five points for Saint Augustine's University inculding the game-winning shot at the horn for a 50-49 victory over Lincoln (Pa.) University Tuesday (Feb. 28) in the nghtcap game on the first day of the the CIAA Tournament. The Falcons (14-13), seeded sixth in the Southern Division, advance to the second round Wednesday where they will face Fayetteville State at 9 p.m. "We live to fight another day," Kindred said. Kindred caught a pass and buried a jumper at the top of the key with no time remaining. Once the ball swished through the nets, Kindred ran around the court as his teammates chased him in jubilation. Earlier, Kindred drilled a three-pointer with 39 seconds left to tie the score at 48-48. George Jackson of Lincoln hit one of two free throws to give the Lions a 49-48 lead which set the stage for Kindred's…
  • February 29, 2012

    St. Aug Women Slip past ECSU In First Day CIAA Tourney Action

    Feb. 29, 2012 Saint Augustine's University pulled out another wild CIAA Tournament victory over Elizabeth City State Tuesday (Feb. 28) at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Lady Falcons eked out a 49-46 first-day win to advance to Wednesday’s round. They will face crosstown nemesis Shaw University, the defending CIAA champion , for the third time this season. Game time is 3 p.m. “We went into the [ECSU] game knowing we had to fight and battle,” St. Aug head coach Rachel Bullard said. “We have been doing that all season. I am excited for our kids.” For the second straight year, the Lady Falcons (14-13 overall), seeded fifth in the Southern Division, went down-to-the-wire with the Lady Vikings (13-14), the No. 4 seed from the Northern Division. Last season, the Lady Falcons rallied from a 13-point tournament deficit in the second half to win by two points. On Tuesday, the Lady Falcons withstood…
  • February 28, 2012

    Falcons, Lady Falcons Open CIAA Tournament- Tuesday, February 28

    Feb. 28, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University men's and women's basketball teams will play Tuesday, February 28 on the first day of the CIAA Tournament. The Lady Falcons will take on Elizabeth City State University at 1 p.m. and the Falcons will tangle with Lincoln University in the nightcap at 9 p.m. The game site will be the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. The Falcons and Lady Falcons are familiar with both opponents. In their only regular season meeting, the Falcons defeated Lincoln 60-56 at Emery Gymnasium January 5. The Lady Falcons lost 63-58 to ECSU January 19 at home. The men's and women's games will be broadcast live on WAUG 750 AM or mywaug.com. Additionally, live stats can be found on saintaugfalcons.com.
  • February 28, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb. 28, 2012 St. Aug's Division of Liberal Arts and Education hosted a Black History program on February 23 in the auditorium of Seby Jones. The program consisted of a multi-media skit, "Freedom's Legacy," a panel discussion and a question and answer session. The Freedom's Legacy skit was performed on the premise of an elderly man teaching his granddaughter about the plight for equality amongst African-Americans. During the skit, the elderly man played by Dante Sellers, senior in Film and Theater, covered not only the Civil Rights movement but also slavery and Egyptians. "This play helped the audience understand the various figures that fought for our freedom," stated Sellers. "We have to continue working to gain freedom because freedom is not guaranteed, it's all up to us." Pictured: Keaven Russell, junior, seen here portraying an Egyptian pharaoh.
  • February 28, 2012

    First Year Experience and Academic Advising Host a Majors Fair

    Feb. 28, 2012 First Year Experience and the Academic Advising Center of Saint Augustine's University recently held a majors fair. The fair took place in the MLK ballroom and had various booths set up including: the Belk Professional Development Center, academic majors representation, Army ROTC and the registrar's office. "We want freshmen and sophomores to become more familiar with the majors offered at the University, meet their professors and declare a major," stated Michael Swann, Assistant Director of First Year Experience. The fair provided students the opportunity to research a major, select a major and register for classes in their chosen major. "We had a list of almost 300 undeclared students but after this fair, that number will have greatly decreased," stated Swann. Pictured: Students seen here registering for classes in their newly declared majors.
  • February 21, 2012

    St. Aug's Center for Real Estate Hosts Networking Luncheon

    Feb. 21, 2012 The Center for Real Estate Management and Development (CREMD) hosted the 1st Annual Art of Networking Luncheon which was held, February 7 in the MLK Ballroom on the campus of Saint Augustine's University. The event was in partnership with the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) organization. By invitation only, the luncheon consisted of 15 student attendees and each had the benefit of learning from seasoned business operators. TCREW is a chapter within the International CREW Network and its membership, while focused on commercial real estate, also includes lawyers, bankers, accountants and residential property management. Topics discussed during the luncheon included: optimizing networking opportunities, business lunch and dinner etiquette and the do's and don'ts of handshaking. Additionally, an award was presented to Leroy Reynolds, president of Reynolds…
  • February 17, 2012

    College eyes Home Depot’s “Retool Your School” improvement grant

    Feb. 17, 2012 The Home Depot will award $185,000 to historically black colleges and universities to make campus improvements through its Retool Your School grant program. Saint Augustine’s University is competing to receive one of the grants. The University has an opportunity to receive a $50,000 grant to landscape the George Williams Athletic Complex, a $10,000 grant to upgrade the Goold Hall Student Center to be ADA compliant and handicap accessible, or a $25,000 grant to create a garden through which students will grow food and donate it to less fortunate residents of the surrounding community. The community can help the University win grant funds by voting online. Voting is under way and ends April 10. Winners will be announced May 4. For more information, or to vote, visit http://www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now.aspx.
  • February 16, 2012

    Legendary track coach George Williams to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Feb. 16, 2012 George Williams of Saint Augustine’s University will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greater Raleigh Sports Council’s Evening of Champions, presented in partnership with 99.9 The Fan, ESPN Radio and 620 The Buzz. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at the RBC Center starting at 5 p.m., and will recognize outstanding Triangle area athletes, coaches, teams and volunteers. “To receive the Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor,” Williams said. “I’m really pleased that the city of Raleigh continues to recognize me and support the things I’m doing at Saint Augustine’s University.” Williams, who was head coach for the 2004 Olympic men’s track team, has led Saint Augustine’s University to 31 NCAA championships in track and field and coached 32 Olympians during his 36 years at his alma mater. His student-athletes have a 95 percent graduation rate. “Saint…
  • February 13, 2012

    St. Aug Faculty and Students Perform Flash Mob in Preparation for General Education Proficiency Exam

    Feb. 13, 2012 Thursday, February 9 students and select faculty members performed a flash mob to remind students of the upcoming General Education Proficiency exam. This exam is mandatory for all juniors and through random selection various freshmen and seniors will be tested. Juniors will take the test on February 14, the randomly selected freshmen and seniors will be tested February 15. A flash mob is when an assembled group of people suddenly perform an unusual act for a brief time, then disperse. Often the purpose of the flash mob is for entertainment, satire and/or artistic expression. "This is a fun way to get the students' attention," stated Dr. Celeste Evans, Assistant Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Theatre. "We wanted to remind the students of the importance of this test." According to Evans, the test will examine the students general knowledge of general…
  • February 13, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Offers Smart Classrooms

    Feb. 13, 2012 Saint Augustine's University students have access to cutting edge technology here on campus. The institution has 32 Smart classrooms and labs. These rooms feature the Smart Board interactive whiteboards, which allow professors to share notes, video and audio presentations, websites and other reference information. The location of each Smart room was determined after formal assessments were performed by Carlene Morgan, director of Academic Computing, and department chairs, deans, audio visual experts and electricians. The project cost approximately $275,000, excluding the costs for delivery, assembly and installation of power and Ethernet connections. The project was paid for with federal Title III funds. There are three levels of Smart Classrooms here on campus: • Level 1: electric screens, LCD projectors, speakers and amplifiers • Level 2: Smart Boards, LCD projectors,…
  • February 13, 2012

    Division of Social Sciences Present: Black History Month Program

    Feb. 13, 2012 In honor of Black History month, the Division of Social Sciences hosted a panel discussion on multiple racial issues, including the role current students are playing in the movement of equality, on Thursday, February 9. The panel took place in Seby Jones auditorium. The panel consisted of social sciences professors and students, the faculty participants were, Dr. Mary Brown-Scott-Assistant Professor of Introduction to Political Science, Dr. Willie Fullwood-Assistant Professor of Political Science, Shirlkeymu Winston- Assistant Professor of African American History and Moses Greene-Assistant Professor of Communication Skills. William Martin and Vionna Kelly were the student panelists. The panel was asked to compare the role of university students in the '60's and the current role university students play in the equality movement. Professor Shirlkeymu Winston responded to…
  • February 06, 2012

    College's CDC Dedicates Ground for New Housing

    Feb. 6, 2012 Thursday, February 2, Saint Augustine's University and its Community Development Corporation (CDC), dedicated the Cooke Street Extension project with an onsite ceremony. The mission of the Cooke Street project is to construct and complete more than 12 single family homes for first time homeowners. "This opportunity to continue into phase 2 shows the University's commitment to the community,' stated President Dianne Boardley Suber. "This is just the beginning." The dedication ceremony brought out several local leaders, including the Honorable Eugene Weeks. "This is what we're all about, trying to provide affordable housing for the community," stated Weeks. "St. Aug has a vision for this community, they are a good neighbor." Click here to view pictures from the dedication ceremony.
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    February 06, 2012

    St. Aug Shows Support for American Heart Association's "Go Red" Initiative

    Feb. 6, 2012 Saint Augustine's University showed support for the American Heart Association on Friday, February 3 by participating in National Wear Red Day. St. Aug faculty, staff and students donned red and denim in support of heart disease awareness. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. For more information on the American Heart Association's "Go Red" initiative, click here.
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    February 06, 2012

    St. Aug's Student Government Goes Green

    Feb. 6, 2012 On Thursday, February 2 the Student Government Association (SGA) of Saint Augustine's University kicked off their "Go Green" initiative, as they performed various maintenance projects throughout campus. In addition, members of the SGA plan to tour 1 of 3 green McDonalds restaurants in the country on Wednesday, February 8. Part II of the initiative involves placing various recycling receptacles in select areas of campus. SGA will also host educational programs concerning environmental issues and protective environmental practices, such as tips on recycling. "The association would like to leave this [green initiative] as a legacy for students, staff and faculty to continue recycling and conserving the Saint Augustine's University environment," stated Anthony Ross, SGA President. Pictured: Various SGA members completed their maintenance project in the University's cafeteria.
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    February 06, 2012

    St. Aug Students Canvas the Oakwood Community

    Feb. 6, 2012 During the 2012 Founders Week Community Service Day, the Sociology Club of Saint Augustine's University collaborated with Habitat for Humanity's "Brush with Kindness" program to gather vital information on elderly Oakwood locals. Habitat for Humanity's A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need.
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    January 30, 2012

    College Celebrates 145 Years of Academic Excellence

    Jan. 30, 2012 Saint Augustine's University celebrated 145 years of academic excellence January 22 through January 29 during Founders Week. Founders Week is a time when the University pays homage to the past, celebrates the present and plans for the future. This year's celebration included various annual events such as the Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the University's founders and the Classy Hat/Bold Tie Luncheon. The University also celebrated with new events such as the candle lighting ceremony and the inaugural honors convocation. The University recognized more than 450 students for excellent academic achievement during convocation. Honors convocation featured Dr. Charlie Nelms, Chancellor of North Carolina Central University. Founders Week concluded Sunday, January 29 with chapel service. Bishop Michael Curry served as the keynote speaker, he spoke on the "importance of letting…
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    January 24, 2012

    College Celebrates 145 years of academic excellence!

    Jan. 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University kicked off their 145th Founders Week celebration, Sunday, January 22 in the historic chapel with chapel service. Reverend Michael Battle was the speaker for the occasion. Battle spoke on the University's founders and how they thought of the future when founding the institution. "I think about those founders 145 years ago, they were thinking about you... and the things that would be today," stated Battle. The Founders Week celebration will run through January 29. Events will include a wreath laying ceremony in tribute to the St. Aug founders, a Founders Day brunch, Honors Convocation and much more! Click here to view the entire list of events for the 145th Founders Week celebration. Check out the 2012 Founders Week photo gallery by clicking here.
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    January 24, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan. 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University and its Division of Social Sciences facilitated a program in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 19. "The competition is different. You don't get a chance just because someone wronged your ancestors or because there is a quota to fill or simply because you showed up," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of Saint Augustine's University. "You have to be better, ready and prepared." The keynote speaker was Orage Quarles, III, president and publisher of the News and Observer. Quarles spoke on the importance of university aged people during the Civil Rights movement. Quarles went on to encourage students to make a difference. "You have to make a difference in your life, at St. Aug and in the community in which you live, " stated Quarles.
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    January 24, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts Synthia SAINT JAMES Book Signing

    Jan. 24, 2012 Wednesday, January 18 world renowned artist and St. Aug artist-in-residence, Synthia SAINT JAMES hosted a book signing in the Prezell Robinson Library on the campus of Saint Augustine's University. The book signing was for her book is entitled, "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing." SAINT JAMES spent the majority of the signing speaking with students on her career and explained what inspired her to write the book. "It is my hope that by sharing my journey, you will be inspired to follow your dreams and passions." stated SAINT JAMES. To purchase a copy of "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing", visit the Saint Augustine's University bookstore.
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    January 24, 2012

    Delany Hall- New Home of the Honors College

    Jan. 24, 2012 Delany Hall, located on the campus of Saint Augustine's University is a physical reminder of the legacy of the Delany family and their many accomplishments on and off this campus. St. Aug has initiated the process of creating a new legacy for the historical landmark. Delany Hall will be the home of the newly instituted Honors University. Renovations on the hall started in January and this 16 week construction project will include new elevators and amenities for state of the art classrooms. All honors classes and seminars will take place in Delany Hall. "This is a big deal. It will provide the students space, a home if you will," stated Dr. Sevealyn Smith, Director of the Honors University. " It will be a place where they can come together, have discussions and build a community."
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    January 17, 2012

    College broadcasts live home games

    Jan. 17, 2012 On January 9, WAUG broadcasted the first live telecast of the Falcons home basketball games. Moving forward, fans can follow home Falcon basketball games via WAUG-TV on Time Warner Cable's channel 168. The production requires various WAUG personnel and students, which includes WAUG staff and St. Aug students; including sideline reporter Ryan Pittman. Pittman is responsible for pre-game predictions, half-time interviews with the coaches and post game summations. "The live televised broadcast of the Falcons' home games is just one way in which WAUG-TV 168 continues to be creative with our programming," stated Katrina Dix, General Manager of St. Aug's WAUG-TV. "There is a need to highlight our Institution's athletic and academic achievements. What better way than to start by showing a quality broadcast of the Falcons!" Click here to view the Lady Falcons schedule. To view the…
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    January 17, 2012

    2012 Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Inducts New Members

    Jan. 17, 2012 Saint Augustine's University's Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society inducted new members, January 13. The national honor society requires all members to a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least a 3.2 GPA in their major. "We recognize, sponsor and reward scholastic achievement, exchange ideas and encourage professional development," stated Bianca Vaughin, president of the honor society. "We have achieved so much so far in our department [Communication department], to be here together and achieve high academics is a pretty big deal," stated current member Sakeeda Freeman, senior communications major. Pictured: Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society inductees and members, left to right, front to back: Sakeeda Freeman, Jasmine Moore, Bianca Vaughin and Keyona Bryant.
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    January 17, 2012

    St. Aug Professor Interviews Acclaimed Jazz Musician

    Jan. 17, 2012 January 13, St. Aug's Professor of the Film & Interactive Media Department, Natalie Bullock Brown interviewed famed musician Branford Marsalis. The interview encompassed various questions from Black support of Jazz music to Marsalis' work as a music professor at North Carolina Central University. Marsalis also addresses his biggest concerns for America. Watch Bullock Brown's interview on Black Issues Forum on UNC-TV, Sunday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. Photograph courtesy of www.branfordmarsalis.com
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    January 10, 2012

    College Upgrades for 2012

    Jan. 10, 2012 While most of the Saint Augustine's University community was enjoying the holiday break, renovations and updates were being made to the gym and wellness center. The basketball court in Emery gymnasium was replaced with new flooring for better play and acoustics. The Center received new equipment due to an increase in attendance , said Wade Harris, director of the Saint Augustine's University Wellness Center. "The new equipment is part of St. Aug's initiative to better the health of the St. Aug faculty, staff, students and surrounding community," stated Harris. Pictured: Each newly acquired treadmill come equipped with a personal television screen.
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    January 10, 2012

    St. Aug Inducts Class of 2015 into the Falcon Family

    Jan. 10, 2012 On the afternoon of January 6, Saint Augustine's University officially welcomed new freshmen into the Falcon family. The ceremony was a culmination of freshmen orientation. It reiterates the University's values, academic expectations and includes the signing of an honor code. "Pride, class and scholarship is what is expected of you," stated Michael Jackson to the freshman class. "You need to accurately articulate your goals and actively pursue them." Pictured: Each member of the Class of 2015 was asked to sign the Saint Augustine's University honor code.
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    January 10, 2012

    St. Aug's CDC Selected to Participate in NeighborWorks Community Development Project

    Jan. 10, 2012 St. Aug's CDC Selected to Participate in NeighborWorks Community Development Project Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) is one of the few HBCU CDCs selected to participate in the NeighborWorks America's community development project. The NeighborWorks America project will bring CDCs from various HBCUs together to focus on revitalizing communities surrounding HBCUs in the southern region of the east coast. The goals of the partnership include: providing focused training and technical assistance, facilitating peer-to-peer arrangements between the selected HBCU CDCs and NeighborWorks affiliates and promoting joint ventures or mentor relationships between NeighborWorks affiliates and the HBCU CDCs. The pilot is scheduled to launch in January of 2012. Pictured: CDC personnel seen surveying a newly attained lot.
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    January 03, 2012

    New Freshmen Arrive On Campus

    Jan. 3, 2012 On Tuesday, January 3 Saint Augustine's University welcomed more than 80 freshmen into the Falcon family. In conjunction with First Year Experience, the freshmen will attend orientation. Orientation is designed to officially welcome the students, answer their questions and prepare them for their first semester at the University. "New student arrival is always one of the more celebrated days of the year for St. Aug. It is our first opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of our newest Falcons." stated Michael Jackson, Director of First Year Experience. "The Class of 2015 has already proven to be active, professional, goal-oriented young adults that we will be looking for great things from in the near future."
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    December 12, 2011

    St. Aug Ranks in Top 10 Percent in College Polls

    Dec. 12, 2011 Saint Augustine's University ranked in the top 10 percent in a recent baccalaureate university poll conducted by Washington Monthly. St. Aug ranked number 31 out of 309 schools evaluated. The Washington Monthly scored schools throughout the nation in three different categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). To read the article in its entirety click here.
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    December 12, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Facilitates its 2011 December Faculty Institute

    Dec. 12, 2011 Saint Augustine's University kicked off their annual 4 day long, Faculty Institute on Monday, December 12 in the MLK ballroom. The Institute is a time for faculty to reflect on the completion of the fall semester while preparing for the upcoming semester. "The institution[ St. Aug] is moving forward in a positive way," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber. "The next half of the year will be challenging yet exciting. We must continue to build and sustain living and learning communities."
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    December 12, 2011

    St. Aug Commissions ROTC Officer

    Dec. 12, 2011 On Friday, December 9, 2011, the Army ROTC Battalion of Saint Augustine's University held a commissioning ceremony in honor of 2nd Lt. Brian Joseph Yawn. Yawn recently completed his degree in Sociology and will graduate from the University in May 2012. Yawn is a decorated soldier who served as a medic in Iraqi Freedom and earned a Purple Heart for his courageous service in Iraq. "Today I have the opportunity to thank you [Yawn Family] for allowing us to expand the manhood of an already exceptional man." stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of St. Aug. "We are very proud of his accomplishments."
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    December 05, 2011

    Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Inducts New Members

    Dec. 2, 2011 The Alpha Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society held an induction ceremony Friday, December 2 in the Historic University Chapel of Saint Augustine's University. To become a member of Alpha Kappa Mu students must meet the following requirements: Full-time students in good standing with the institution at which the chapter is located Completed at least half of graduation requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3 Ranked in upper 10% of their class Exemplifies good character Exhibits potential for leadership and service At the opening of the induction ceremony, 5 candles were lit to represent the pillars of the honor society. The pillars are: character, scholarship, citizenship, service and leadership. All qualities each inductee and member must demonstrate in and out of the academic setting. Congratulations to the 2011 inductees: Theodore Bacote Raven Brinkley Jacqueline…
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    December 05, 2011

    Raleigh Police Department Visits Campus for Recruiting

    Dec. 2, 2011 Members of the Raleigh Police Department visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University on Friday, December 2, to attain pictures for their upcoming recruiting materials. All 3 visiting officers are alumni of St. Aug and deem the University and local HBCUs invaluable. "Our local colleges are producing graduates who go on to become officers" stated Officer Sharpe. "However, we are in need of minorities. We are doing a lot of recruiting at local HBCUs in hopes of fulfilling this need." For more information on employment opportunities with the Raleigh Police Department click here Pictured left to right: Sergeant K. Williams (c/o '94), Officer Cathey (c/o '89) and Officer Sharpe (c/o '04-Gateway).
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    December 05, 2011

    St. Aug Students to be Featured in WRAL Documentary

    Nov. 29, 2011 On the evening of November 29, several of our Film & Interactive students were featured as extras for a WRAL documentary, produced by Clay Johnson. "6,149 Days" is based on the Gregg Taylor story, the man who was convicted of murder in 1993 and exonerated of that crime in Feb. 2010. Our Film students include David Johnson, Miles Valentine, Dante Sellers, Aupenda Simmons, Jasmine Glen, Eric Umstead, and April Qualls. These actors will receive on-screen credit, and on-screen casting credit will include Ellen Shepard, Assistant Professor of Film. This documentary is being filmed in the historic district of downtown Raleigh. "Being able to participate in the taping was such an intriguing experience." stated Sellers, "I am glad my professor provided me this opportunity." Pictured: Dante Sellers, Senior,Theater and Film major, setting up lighting for a scene prior to recording.
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    College Hosts Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

    Dec. 2, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University campus came alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays during the annual Circle of Lights tree-lighting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 1. The event is the University's way of acknowledging the beginning of the season and reinforcing its commitment to being good neighbors in the community. This year's Circle of Lights was particularly special for President Dianne Boardley Suber. The event coincided with her 12th anniversary at the University. The trees, decorated by faculty, staff and student organizations, will be donated to local outreach organizations, including Wake County Human Services, Wake County Guardian Ad Litem, Lost Sheep Ministry and Interact. The winners of the Circle of Lights tree-decorating contest were: first place, baseball team; second place, Campus Activities Board; and third place, the president's office. Click here to see…
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    November 28, 2011

    The Lady Falcons Return from Hawaii

    Nov. 28, 2011 The Lady Falcon basketball team left Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, November 27, after taking part in the 2011 Oahu Classic basketball tournament. While in Hawaii, the Lady Falcons played in two tournament games. The Falcons fell to NW Missouri University 79-67 on Thursday, November 24. However, they bounced back from their loss by defeating Chaminade 65-58 on Friday, November 25. In addition, the ladies experienced Polynesian culture by participating in a Luau and visiting historical monuments such as Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. They gave back to the Hawaiian community by reading books and visiting with children in the Children's Cancer Hospital.
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    November 28, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Gets New Signage

    Nov. 28, 2011 Saint Augustine's University recently made some changes to the historic campus with the replacement of building signage. The first building to undergo the change is Delany hall. The first phase of the process is to complete all buildings that surround the quadrangle of campus. All signs are equipped with either lighting or reflective lettering for increased visibility.
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    November 28, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Gives Back- 2011 Circle of Lights

    Nov. 28, 2011 A beautifully decorated Christmas tree is an important part of the holiday tradition for many families. But in these tough economic times, extras like Christmas trees, lights and ornaments might get passed over in favor of buying groceries or paying bills. We will do our part to make sure some families in the area have a tree to adorn their home this Christmas. We plan to donate at least 50 decorated Christmas trees as part of the annual Circle of Lights tree-lighting celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, on the quadrangle of campus. Faculty, staff and students will compete in a themed tree-decorating contest. The department or student organization with the best design will win a prize. But the ultimate winners will be the families who get to take the trees home. "This annual event is just one of the ways that Saint Augustine's University acknowledges its…
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    November 21, 2011

    Lady Falcons Head to Hawaii

    Nov. 21, 2011 The Lady Falcon basketball team will head to Honolulu, Hawaii November 22 to take part in the 2011 Oahu Classic basketball tournament. While in Hawaii, the Lady Falcons will play in 2 tournament games but also immerse themselves in Polynesian culture through participating in Luaus and visiting historical monuments such as Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. In addition, the ladies will give back to the Hawaiian community by reading books and visiting with children who are currently patients in the Children's Cancer Hospital. "We are so thrilled and blessed to be able to participate in such a prestigious tournament." stated Head Coach, Rachel Bullard. "This trip will not only serve as a venue of competition, but it will serve as a unique opportunity to get a firsthand look at Polynesian culture." For updates on the Lady Falcons follow them on Twitter at SAULadyFalcon or…
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    November 21, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Executive Council Serve Students

    Nov. 21, 2011 Saint Augustine's University students enjoyed an early Thanksgiving feast Thursday, Nov. 17, when ABL Educational Management served the annual holiday dinner in the MLK Ballroom. Members of the University's Executive Council rolled up their sleeves, donned their aprons and served turkey and all the fixings to students.
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    November 21, 2011

    College Provides Thanksgiving Dinner for Local Families

    Nov. 21, 2011 Saint Augustine's University is helping to give local families something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The University is donating 65 baskets filled with all the fixings to make a full Thanksgiving feast. The food items were donated by faculty, staff and students. “This annual event is just one of the ways that Saint Augustine’s University acknowledges its accountability to and presence in our community. Just as importantly, it demonstrates our commitment to the University’s core value of community and diversity,” President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said. The families who received baskets were identified by Wake County Human Services.
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    November 21, 2011

    Communication Honors Society Partners with Belk Center to Host Panel

    Nov. 21, 2011 On November 16, 2001, the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center hosted a panel discussion entitled, "Exploring the Vast Assortment of Career Paths in Communication." The event was moderated by Marjorie Newman, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication. The panelists were: Cash Michaels, Chief Reporter at the Carolinian newspaper, Tamara Holmes-Brothers, Director of Corporate Foundations at Fayetteville State University, Michelle D. Crawford, a Saint Augustine's University Alumna and Parent Educator/Wellness Life Coach at Wake County Child Care Subsidy, Alana Allen, Internship and Special Groups Coordinator at Gov. Perdue's Press Office and Shelley Willingham-Hinton, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Saint Augustine's University. The panelists stressed to the students…
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    November 15, 2011

    St. Aug Quiz Bowl Team Wins First Place at Hampton University Competition

    Saint Augustine's University's Honors University Quiz Bowl Team won first place in the quiz bowl tournament at the National Association of African American Honor Programs. The event was hosted by Hampton University, Virginia State University and Elizabeth City State University on Hampton's campus. The theme was "Transforming Lives through Honors." The Saint Augustine's University team defeated all competitors to take home the quiz bowl trophy. Scores: Game 1 - Saint Augustine's University: 140, Elizabeth City State University: 10 Game 2 - Saint Augustine's University: 110, Florida A&M University: 40 Game 3 - Saint Augustine's University: 180, South Carolina State University: 40 Game 4 - Saint Augustine's University: 140, North Carolina Central University: 70 Pictured from left to right are the members of the Honors University Quiz Bowl Team: Front: Ernest Swan, Quietshone Howell,…
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    November 14, 2011

    2011 CDC Board Meeting

    Nov. 21, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation held its Board of Directors meeting on November 18th to review the Saint Augustine's University Planning Study jointly developed by the university and the City of Raleigh. On July 18th, the Raleigh Urban Design Center hosted a group of Saint Augustine's University leaders, key staff and alumni of SAU to discuss long term plans and visions for the SAU campus and community. The CDC board reviewed the draft document and will make recommendation to the City of Raleigh. Ms. Angela Dunston from the Governor's Office also attended this meeting.
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    November 09, 2011

    Pep Rally Honors St. Aug CIAA Championship Volleyball Team Tuesday

    Nov. 8, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University volleyball team is still savoring its CIAA championship victory. A pep rally was held Tuesday, November 8 to honor the Lady Falcons, who stunned two-time defending champion Chowan University 3-2 Sunday. The championship is the 18th in school history. A large crowd circled around the Martin Luther King mall on campus to watch the celebration, which included the cheerleaders and marching band. The volleyball team showed off its championship plaque after they were introduced. Head Coach Nikki Bynum and Athletic Director George Williams spoke during the event and President Dianne Boardley Suber took photos with the team. Bynum is still trying to grasp the moment. In a span of four days, the Lady Falcons went from almost being eliminated from the CIAA Tournament on the first day to celebrating their title run. “I am still waiting for somebody to…
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    November 08, 2011

    Wake County Human Services Honors Saint Augustine’s College Students as 2011 Peer Educators of the Year

    Nov. 8, 2011 On Friday, November 4, 2011 students at Saint Augustine's University were selected as Wake County Human Services 2011 HIV/STD Peer Educators of the Year. The St. Aug peer educators are responsible for promoting sexual health and providing fellow students with information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. In addition, the peer educators distribute information on local STD testing sites. Wake County will host a recognition ceremony in honor of the Saint Augustine's University students on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Wake County Commons Building at 6:00 p.m. “It’s my job to educate my peers, as well as the community on HIV and STD’s stated Tatiana Jackson, a peer educator of 2 years. “Whatever questions I can answer, I will.” President of Saint Augustine's University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said, “It is so important for students to serve as role models for…
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    November 08, 2011

    Fox's Rising Apprentice Scholarship Awarded to St. Aug Student

    Nov. 8, 2011 Fox News Channel (FNC) has selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Each scholarship recipient received a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2012 at either the network's New York or Washington, DC newsroom. The Saint Augustine's University student selected was Sakeeda Freeman, a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism. "The opportunity to join a top news organization is a dream come true," Freeman said. "The Ailes program is a door-opening opportunity that will allow me to build on all I have learned from Saint Augustine's University. Pictured: Scholarship recipients: Sakeeda Freeman and Luz Pena seen here with Roger Ailes of the…
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    November 08, 2011

    St. Aug Acquires City Lots

    Nov. 8, 2011 The City of Raleigh approved a vote last week to sell a maximum of 15 City-owned lots to Saint Augustine's University's Community Development Corporation (CDC) for the development of single family homes. St. Aug is 1 of 10 HBCUs charged by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide and promote affordable housing while simultaneously stimulating the economy. For more information contact the Community Development Corporation at 919-516-4754.
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    November 08, 2011

    St. Aug Board of Trustee Member Visited Campus

    Nov. 8, 2011 Saint Augustine's University Board of Trustees member Dr. Charlotte Fairchild visited campus Friday, Nov. 3, to help students prepare to enter the professional world. During her time on campus, Fairchild conducted mock interviews with students and spoke to business classes about her experiences at General Electric. Fairchild gave the students practical advice about navigating the corporate world.
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    November 08, 2011

    St. Aug's Division of Social Sciences Salute Du Bois

    Nov. 8, 2011 The Division of Social Sciences hosted their second annual W.E.B Du Bois colloquium on Thursday, November 3. Students performed various theatrical skits on Du Bois' childhood, career and racially charged social issues such as interracial dating. Josh Robinson, sophomore in Sociology, presented a brief biography on the background of Du Bois. He summed up Du Bois' life by saying, "he achieved greatness." Pictured: students used the recent Troy Davis case to show the importance of the NAACP in present day. W.E.B. DuBois was a founding father of the NAACP.
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    November 08, 2011

    Right of Way Class Site Visit

    Nov. 8, 2011 Thursday, October 27, the inaugural class of the Right of Way Program had a chance to experience how their knowledge gained from the, "Introduction to Reading Plans" course material is applied outside the classroom. The instructor, Mr. Leroy Reynolds, said "the students retain the course information better when they are able to relate it to real life experiences." The purpose of the project is to decrease traffic congestion and improve the flow of traffic on Jones Sausage Road. The project's general superintendent showed the class the plans currently being used for the project and how the plans are used to schedule his work to complete this project. The students were very engaged and knew how to read the plans. This trip is a significant milestone in the Right of Way program, and supports the Center for Real Estate Management and Development's motto of Knowledge,…
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    November 06, 2011

    St. Aug Rallies Past Chowan For CIAA Volleyball Title

    Nov. 6, 2011 Championship is the Lady Falcons' 18th and first since 2003 HAMPTON, Va. – Saint Augustine's University ended its amazing tournament run with a CIAA championship. The Lady Falcons rallied past two-time defending champ Chowan University 3-2 Sunday (Nov. 6) for its 18th league crown in school history at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. It is the first championship since 2003 for the Lady Falcons, who earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. It was the second year in a row that St. Aug and Chowan met in the finals. Last year, Chowan eked out a 3-2 victory for the title. Sunday’s match also went five sets but it was the Lady Falcons who were victorious this time after trailing 0-2. Tournament MVP Keisha Parris clinched the victory with a kill for a 17-15 win in the deciding fifth set which sparked off a celebration on the Lady Falcons’ side of the…
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    November 02, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Celebrates 2011 Pink and Denim Day

    Oct. 28, 2011 Friday's Pink and Denim day was a huge success for Saint Augustine's University. Faculty, staff and students donned pink tops and denim bottoms as a symbolic gesture of support for Breast Cancer patients and survivors. Pink and Denim day is not only important because it raises awareness concerning breast cancer, but it is a testament to the importance of annual mammograms and breast exams.
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    October 31, 2011

    Governor Perdue's Press Office Internship Presentation

    Oct. 26, 2011 Alana Allen, Press Office Internship Coordinator for Governor Bev Perdue was on campus on October 26, 2011 to meet with 7 students who have been selected or recommended by faculty and Belk Professional Development Center staff to apply for a semester-long internship. Alana spoke very candidly about the opportunity and her desire as a graduate of another HBCU in North Carolina to see a more diverse pool of internship candidates. This unpaid internship is a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity that is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer (semesters), to work up-close-and-personal with the governor of a state (North Carolina). While they do target communications and business majors, there are assignments given to the interns that would match almost any area of study. The biggest benefit is the immersion into the culture of accountability and organization that is required to be…
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    October 31, 2011

    Belk Professional Development Center's Career and Graduate School Suite

    Oct. 20, 2011 In a time of economic uncertainty, the Belk Professional Development Center is still trying to get students employed! On Tuesday, October 18th, almost 20 organizations were on campus looking to hire or recruit students for summer employment, full-time management training programs or graduate/professional schools. These groups included long-time supporters such as Wells Fargo, SunTrust, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine. New partnerships include: Kroger, Sanderson Farms and Meharry Medical University's Public Health program. Feedback from the organizational representatives was positive and each commented on how professional the students were in their presentation and conversation. The Career Suite provides space for on-campus entities like the Army ROTC and the Testing Center to make students aware of the resources and career opportunities…
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    October 31, 2011

    St. Aug Board Chair Honored

    Oct. 31, 2011 Saint Augustine's University alum and board of trustee chairman, Hilton Smith was recently honored by his employer, Turner Construction Company, for his incredible leadership skills. Smith is the Senior Vice President for Turner Construction Company and has worked diligently in providing opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. "These achieverments are due to the ongoing commitment of individuals in our local offices as well as through the leadership provided by our Director of National Community Affairs, Hilton O. Smith." stated Peter Davoren, President and CEO, Turner Construction Company.
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    October 26, 2011

    Falcon Alumni Give Back

    Oct. 21, 2011 On the morning of October 19, 2011, the Office of Alumni Affairs, in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center, hosted a series of seminars presented by Saint Augustine's University alumni. "It is important for current students to see how successful many of our alum are, they need to see they can be successful too," said Sheryl Ximines, director of Alumni Affairs. Cyril Burnside, class of 1997 and owner of a semi- professional basketball team, stressed the importance of internships in his presentation. "GPA proves you can be taught and are reliable but an internship gives you hands on experience." Military officer and Iraqi veteran, Voris McBurnette, class of 1991, encouraged students to set goals. "What are you trying to achieve? Set short, intermediate and long term goals to determine what you want to accomplish." For more information contact the Office…
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    October 26, 2011

    St. Aug ROTC Perform for Medal Ceremony

    Oct. 17, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University Army ROTC Color Guard recently performed in a ceremony where U.S. Representative Brad Miller presented the Soldier's Medal to Dr. Lyle Parker of Raleigh for courage and valor during the rescue of four crewmen from a burning helicopter at Camp Rainer, Dau Tieng, Republic of Vietnam in 1968. The long overdue honor was awarded to Dr. Parker at a ceremony Saturday, October 15, at the North Carolina Museum of History in the Call to Arms Room in front of the Vietnam War display. Pictured from left to right: MSG Marcus K. Macon, Dr. Parker, Congressman Brad Miller, Dr. Lyle Parker, Cadet Robert Bruce, Cadet Ruthfee Kollie, Cadet Rashan Adams, Cadet Antwon Moss, Cadet Sherwood Moss and Cadet David Frasier
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    October 26, 2011

    Moroccan Scholar Visits College

    Oct. 18, 2011 On Tuesday, October 18, Moroccan scholar Dr. Larbi Touaf visited Saint Augustine's University to participate in a panel discussion on the Muslim world's youth-led revolutions. "Dr. Larbi Touaf is a scholar who is also engaged in supporting democracy in his country, Morocco," said Dr. Lucy Melbourne. "I invited him to Saint Augustine's University because, having lived there myself for several years, I knew he was the perfect spokesperson for showing our students parallels between two youth-led movements: the Arab Spring in North Africa and the civil rights movement in the United States. Both movements are and were a struggle for human rights that should inspire and empower our students." Touaf has a Ph.D. from Brown University, is chair of the English department at the University of Oujda, Morocco, has numerous publications, and worked with Melbourne as co-editor of the…
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    October 24, 2011

    SAINT JAMES Unveils Signature Painting in Honor of St. Aug

    Oct. 24, 2011 Renowned artist Synthia SAINT JAMES unveiled a signature piece she painted for Saint Augustine's University on Friday, October 21. The unveiling was part of an exhibit of SAINT JAMES' work in the Seby Jones Art Gallery. SAINT JAMES' piece, entitled "Elevation," depicts graduating students reaching for the sky as they are backed by President Dianne Boardley Suber, their families and future Falcons. "This has been a total labor of love," SAINT JAMES said. "The art will always be a part of Saint Augustine's University." The University will be able to use the signature piece on merchandise to raise money for the institution. "When (SAINT JAMES) indicated she was creating a signature piece for Saint Augustine's University, I was thrilled," Suber said. "She has made her mark on this campus, and we are delighted to call her kin."
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    October 24, 2011

    First Homecoming on Campus a Success

    Oct. 24, 2011 Saturday's Homecoming game, a 34-15 win over Johnson C. Smith University, was the culmination of a weeklong celebration that featured several events on campus and in the area. But Saturday's game, the first on campus in the school's 145-year history, was also the culmination of nearly 10 years of planning, fundraising and negotiating. More than 5,000 alumni and friends flocked to campus for Saint Augustine's University's first true homecoming. From the yard, to the tailgating area, to the field itself, the excitement and pride were palpable. Alumni raved about the good time they were having during the history-making Homecoming. "This, to me, is a brand new experience, being able to come with my fellow alumni and see football," 1960 graduate Eric Nelms told the News & Observer. "This is a homecoming." We all have to thank President Dianne Boardley Suber and others who…
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    October 20, 2011

    New Saint Augustine's College stadium makes history

    Oct. 20, 2011 This Saturday, Saint Augustine's University will host a football game on campus for the first time in the University's history. The occasion, which comes just in time for Homecoming, is the result of the fearless leadership of President Dianne Boardley Suber. Just 10 years ago, Saint Augustine's University, a historically black university in Raleigh, N.C., didn't have a football program. The program was cut in 1965 due to budget constraints. It was Suber who pushed to bring it back in 2002. The Board of Trustees asked Suber about athletics when she first came to the University. "It occurred to me that we didn't have a football program. It seemed outside of my concept of collegiate life to not have football," Suber said. Suber thought back to her experiences of going to football games at Florida A&M University and Hampton University. "I realized the impact football has on…
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    October 12, 2011

    St. Aug Hosts Basketball Media Day

    Oct. 18, 2011 On Thursday, October 13 the Saint Augustine's University basketball program held their annual Media Day. Media Day is an opportunity for the Falcons to discuss their upcoming season and take questions from the media. Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber charged students to "excel, be the model and establish the high standard of the University. Win on and off the court." Both head coaches, Ken Spencer and Rachel Bullard made remarks. Bullard plans on going into the upcoming season with "a vengeance." Spencer acknowledged that the conference ranked the Falcons rather low on the preseason polls, yet, he vowed to "return Saint Augustine's University to the championship team we deserve to be." The event was sponsored by Chick-fil-A
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    October 10, 2011

    St. Aug to host 2011 Homecoming game on campus

    Oct. 10, 2011 For the first time in over 40 years, Saint Augustine's University will host a home football game on its campus. History will be made Saturday (Oct. 22) when the Falcons face Johnson C. Smith University in the first game at the George Williams Athletic Complex. The CIAA contest, starting at 2 p.m., is the centerpiece of homecoming weekend, which starts Oct. 20. The stadium features a FieldTurf playing surface in addition to a state-of-the-art scoreboard and track surface befitting the person the stadium is named after – George Williams, the school’s athletic director and iconic track and field coach. The 2004 U.S. Olympic Head Coach, Williams has led his track and field teams to 31 NCAA Division II championships and approximately 150 CIAA titles in his 35 years as St. Aug head coach. “It is a great thing that we can play on our own campus,” Williams said. “Our students can…
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    October 05, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Hosts Candidates Forum

    Oct. 5, 2011 Saint Augustine's University and Common Cause North Carolina co-hosted a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 3 in Seby Jones Auditorium. The forum featured candidates for the Raleigh mayoral race and City Council, District C, which includes Southeast Raleigh. Each candidate outlined his or her background and platform. Common Cause North Carolina is a non-profit, non-partisan organization designed to encourage participation in the political process. Saint Augustine's University is non-partisan and does not endorse any candidates. The 2011 Municipal elections will take place on Tuesday, October 11.
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    September 30, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Celebrates Constitution Day

    Sept. 30, 2011 The Division of Social Sciences at Saint Augustine's University observed Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Seby Jones Auditorium. Judge Wanda Bryant, with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, was the guest speaker for the event. Bryant explained to students the significance of the Constitution in their daily lives and the importance of becoming familiar with the document. "The Constitution is not just words on a paper," Bryant said. "It's the subject of ongoing discussion and litigation." President Dianne Boardley Suber challenged students to commit to learning more about the Constitution. "It governs generations," Suber said. "Imagine a document — a piece of paper — that has that much power. It's something you want to understand."
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    September 29, 2011

    St. Aug Supports Band Together

    Sept. 29, 2011 More than 5,500 music lovers attended the 2011 Band Together concert in downtown Raleigh on May 7. Band Together is an organization that annually focuses on raising funds for various local non-profit organizations. The 2011 Band Together concert raised money for Alliance Medical Ministry, an organization that provides health care to uninsured Wake County residents. Saint Augustine's University served as one of many 2011 Band Together sponsors. "Saint Augustine's University was a true partner working to expand access to healthcare in our community," said Mendi Nieters, Director of Development for Alliance Medical Ministry. "This spring they provided leadership, volunteers and energy to help promote Alliance Medical Ministry through Band Together. Students even produced a video to raise awareness through the student TV station." Pictured left to right: Mendi Nieters,…
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    September 29, 2011

    Office of Marketing and Communication Hosted Social Media Etiquette Seminar

    Sept. 29, 2011 Saint Augustine's University's Office of Marketing and Communications hosted a Social Media Etiquette seminar Tuesday, Sept. 27. The seminar was the first in the Office of Marketing and Communications' new Lunch and Learn series. The social media seminar was facilitated by Wayne Sutton. Sutton is an entrepreneur, advisor and technology journalist. He recently co-founded NewMe Accelerator, the first minority led startup accelerator in Silicon Valley, which will be featured on CNN's upcoming "Black in America 4" that airs Nov. 13. Sutton warned attendees that their content on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites could come back to haunt them if they are not careful. "How you use social media is important because it reflects who you are, what you represent online and offline, and how people decide to connect with you," Sutton said. "Your social media presence…
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    September 26, 2011

    Student featured on UNCF telecast

    Sept. 26, 2011 Saint Augustine's University senior Amber Thomas was featured on UNCF’s “An Evening of Stars,” which aired Sunday, Sept. 25, on BET. Thomas is one of many students who have benefited from funds from UNCF to help pay for their university education. Thomas’ video segment highlighted her journey as a university student and how financial assistance from UNCF is helping her achieve her goal of becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college. President Dianne Boardley Suber was also interviewed in the segment. UNCF’s “Evening of Stars” featured performances by Jill Scott, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild. The show has aired annually since 1979, becoming one of the longest-running televised events in U.S. history. Over the years, the broadcast has helped UNCF raise more than $200 million to support student scholarships. Click here…
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    September 23, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College celebrates 145th academic year

    Sept. 23, 2011 Saint Augustine's University celebrated the official opening of the academic year during its 145th Fall Convocation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on the campus quadrangle. "Over the course of 145 years, we have continued to grow from an institution established to educate newly freed slaves to a university ready to meet the demands of a 21st century globalized society," President Dianne Boardley Suber said. "St. Aug continues to charge forward." The convocation ceremony came on the heels of the Raleigh City Council's unanimous approval of the college's Special Use Permit for the George Williams Athletic Complex. Suber commended the university community for how they united in support of the stadium project. "We had to deal with resistance that, in all honesty, we did not anticipate," Suber said. "The St. Aug family came together to stand for what is good for the university…
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    September 21, 2011

    Raleigh City Council approves College stadium seating plan

    Sept. 21, 2011 The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 20, unanimously approved a 2,500-seat plan for the George Williams Athletic Complex. With the approval of the plan, the University's football and track teams will have an on-campus venue for home games. The plan requires St. Aug to offer free on-campus parking and limits the University to a maximum of 15 events in the stadium each year. "We are pleased that the city council recognized the importance of this stadium, not only to Saint Augustine's University, but the community at large," President Dianne Boardley Suber said. "Our student-athletes, coaches and alumni deserve to have a place to call their own.” Amid opposition from community members, student leaders, alumni, members of the Saint Augustine's University Board of Trustees, community residents and various others spoke on the potential positive impact of the athletic…
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    September 20, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Welcomes 2011-2012 Student Leaders

    Sept. 20, 2011 The Student Government Association welcomed the 2011-2012 student leaders on Thursday, September 15, 2011. The new student leaders were charged with upholding the integrity of the institution and pinned with a Saint Augustine's University lapel pin. Anthony Ross, the 2011-2012 student body president stated that he considers it "an honor to have been selected to represent the student body."
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    September 19, 2011

    Academic Achievers Host SAWS Externship Seminar

    Sept. 19, 2011 On Thursday, September 15 the Academic Achievers Program partnered with the Belk Professional Development Center to host an externship seminar. Various former externs presented to the freshmen on the benefits of an externship and their professional growth and development through the Belk Center. The student speakers implored freshmen to utilize the Belk Center and the various opportunities available to them. Nichole Lewis, Director of the Belk Professional Development Center stated, "By seeing what others in their peer group have been able to accomplish toward a career path in just one year, it opens up the possibilities in an individual's mind who may not have a supporting corner in this fight called life and certainly in this journey called college. The Class of 2015 t-shirts say "What's Your Next?". Yesterday's presentations are almost a tangible response to that…
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    September 13, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College CDC Cleans Up Tarboro Street

    Sept. 13, 2011 On Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 the Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Poplar Springs Christian Church conducted a street clean up on North Tarboro Street. The street clean up is part of the CDC's new initiative to keep local neighborhoods clean. Volunteers collected discarded paper and litter along the street. Rev. Charles Brooks, Alumni of Saint Augustine's University and Pastor of Popular Springs was among the volunteers. This activity is a true example of volunteers "working together to build a better community".
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    September 07, 2011

    Bishop Michael Curry to deliver convocation address

    Sept. 7, 2011 Saint Augustine’s University will celebrate the official opening of the academic year during its 145th Fall Convocation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on the campus quadrangle. Bishop Michael B. Curry will deliver the convocation address. "We are pleased to have Bishop Curry join us as we celebrate the beginning of the academic year at the University," said President Dianne Boardley Suber. "This year's convocation is particularly special because we are entering the college's 145th year. We look forward to celebrating our continued legacy of educating leaders and change agents." Curry was elected bishop of the North Carolina Diocese in 2000. In his three parish ministries in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland, Curry had extensive involvement in the founding of ecumenical summer day camps for children, preaching missions, creation of networks of family day care providers,…
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    September 07, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Men's Basketball Players Help the Community

    On Friday, September 2, 2011 the Men's Falcon basketball team assembled to construct and renovate various Habitat for Humanity houses. Among the group were 12 current men's basketball players and 3 coaches, including Coach Ken Spencer. "I thought it would be a great way to give back, a way to do something positive while bonding as a team," stated Coach Spencer. In addition, the players were eager to help the community. "I needed to give back, I knew that helping to build a house would help others; plus it gave me an opportunity to do something I have never done," stated Nick Chamblee, point guard for St. Aug. To view additional pictures, click here
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    September 07, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Hosted First Annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser

    Saint Augustine's University hosted the first annual Labor Day music festival and scholarship fundraiser on Friday, September 2, 2011 in the quad area of campus. Many were in attendance, including students, staff, alumni, vendors and members of the local community. In addition, the festival attracted Pepsi as a sponsor. There were performances by Pam Saulsby, Moment's Notice (Bobby Moody), Uniquely Different, Sweet Dreams Band, Jus Once, Carrington and Alexis Jones. All proceeds will go towards the Access Granted scholarship fund. St. Aug plans on making the Labor Day music festival and scholarship fundraiser an annual event. To view the photo gallery from the festival,click here
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    August 30, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College's celebrates second year with the Wal-Mart Success Program

    Saint Augustine's University held a luncheon Tuesday, August 23, to kick-off the second year of the Saint Augustine's Wal-Mart Success (SAWS) program. In addition, Saint Augustine's University recently received a $50,000 award from the Council on Independent Universitys and the Wal-Mart Foundation aimed at funding programs designed to increase the retention rates of first-generation university students. The SAWS program was created by Nichole Lewis, director of the Saint Augustine's University Belk Professional Development Center, which established seven professional-level externships for first-generation freshmen and sophomores. The goal of each position is to expose students to career paths that increase the awareness of industries where minorities are under represented in professional roles. Each participant took part in a year-long process that included attending professional…
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    August 30, 2011

    College CDC offers path to homeownership

    Saint Augustine's University’s Community Development Corporation (CDC) is helping local residents get on track to buy their first home through its Homeownership Institute. The CDC works with community partners to offers classes such as financial literacy, credit repair and debt counseling. “A lot of people have credit issues, but many of us don’t realize that the problems are not that major, and there are people out there who can help clean it up,” said Brenda Williamson, CDC program coordinator. “It might take three to six months to clean it up or it might take two to four years. If you don’t start, you’ll never finish.” The goal of the Homeownership Institute is for participants to finish mortgage ready. But even if they aren’t ready to buy a home at the end of the 12-week course, Williamson said they will at least be closer to buying a home than they ever were before. “This is a…
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    August 30, 2011

    College dedicates Confucius Classroom

    Saint Augustine's University celebrated the dedication of its Confucius Classroom on campus Thursday, Aug. 25. The Confucius Classroom at Saint Augustine's University is the first of its kind at a Historically Black University or University. It is one of three Confucius Classrooms under North Carolina State University's Confucius Institute. The other classrooms are at Central Carolina Community University in Sanford and Enloe High School in Raleigh. The Confucius Classroom will offer classes in Chinese language and culture for the campus community and the community at large. "The establishment of a Confucius Classroom at Saint Augustine's University is in line with our institutional mission of preparing students to be competitive in an increasingly globalized society," said President Dianne Boardley Suber. The Confucius Institute's mission is to promote intercultural understanding…
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    August 19, 2011

    College to host exhibit of renowned artist Synthia SAINT JAMES' work

    Saint Augustine's University will host an art exhibit for the internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, Synthia SAINT JAMES, Oct. 21. The alliance between SAINT JAMES and Saint Augustine's University formed after SAINT JAMES and President Dianne Boardley Suber met on the 2009 Fantastic Voyage cruise hosted by Tom Joyner. “I had recently decided that I wanted to establish a scholarship fund for young ladies that wanted to pursue the visual arts. Dr. Suber immediately offered Saint Augustine's University, and I most definitely answered yes,” SAINT JAMES said. In the years following the cruise, SAINT JAMES remained diligent in establishing a scholarship at Saint Augustine's University. The first Synthia SAINT JAMES scholarship award will be presented in the fall of 2012 in accordance with the grand opening of the Synthia SAINT JAMES Fine Arts Institute of Saint Augustine's…
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    August 11, 2011

    College welcomes nearly 600 first-year students

    Nearly 600 first-year students moved in to dorms on Saint Augustine's University’s campus Thursday, Aug. 11. The move-in kicks off Falcon Welcome Week, which is designed to help new students transition to university life through a variety of activities that will prepare them for success in and out of the classroom. "Institutionally, it is our time to acculturate our new students into the traditions, expectations, and mission of the University," said Michael P. Jackson, director of First-Year Experience. "We hope, by the end of this week, they see and feel the Saint Augustine's University community as their home away from home and as their place of work. If we pass this feeling on to them, the probability of retaining them raises exponentially." The freshman class comprises students from throughout the United States. States represented include North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Virginia,…
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    July 29, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College to open Confucius Classroom

    Saint Augustine’s University will officially open its Confucius Classroom at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The Confucius Classroom at Saint Augustine’s University is the first of its kind at a Historically Black University or University. It is one of three Confucius Classrooms under North Carolina State University’s Confucius Institute. The others are at Central Carolina Community University in Sanford and Enloe High School in Raleigh. The collaboration between Saint Augustine’s University and N.C. State primarily provides an opportunity for students to learn Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Classroom and courses offered through it will be open to all Saint Augustine’s University students. For more information about Confucius Classrooms, visit http://oia.ncsu.edu/confucius/confucius-classrooms.
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    July 21, 2011

    City of Raleigh and Saint Augustine’s College develop long-range plans for development of Southeast Raleigh

    On Monday, July 18, 2011, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s University, along with senior-level university administrators, joined City of Raleigh Planning Staff to work on a long-range development plan for Southeast Raleigh. The day-long planning session was spearheaded by Mitchell Silver, Raleigh Planning Director, and the Executive Director of the Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation, Dennis Davis. This planning session provided comprehensive direction for the long-term growth of the areas around Saint Augustine's University. “The fact that the city requested the University’s input shows the respect that the University is receiving for its community development efforts. We look forward to playing a significant role in the re-birth of Southeast Raleigh,” said Dianne Boardley Suber. This meeting was the first in a series of meetings that…
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    July 14, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Educational Talent Search receives nearly $405,000

    The Saint Augustine's University Educational Talent Search Project has been selected to receive funding from the federal Department of Education. The college’s Educational Talent Search Project will receive a $404,981 grant for the budget period of Sept. 1, 2011, through Aug. 31, 2012. The program will be funded for five years. The Educational Talent Search is one of the federal TRIO programs created by President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of his War on Poverty. TRIO programs include Upward Bound and Student Support Services, which is known as Academic Achievers at Saint Augustine's University. The goal of Educational Talent Search is to provide students with the information and the tools they need to apply for and enroll in higher education. Saint Augustine's University’s program, which was established in 1970, serves low-income and first generation university students in Edgecombe,…
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    July 13, 2011

    Union of Black Episcopalians, city of Norfolk establish scholarship in honor of Rev. Joseph Green

    The Union of Black Episcopalians and the city of Norfolk established a scholarship in honor of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Green, a 1949 Saint Augustine’s University graduate. The endowment fund was announced during a special tribute to Green at the Union of Black Episcopalians 43rd Annual Meeting and Conference, held June 27-July 1 at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va. The scholarship was established to honor Green’s contributions to the Episcopal Church and the Hampton Roads community. Green, who is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and a former chaplain at the school, was pastor of Norfolk’s Grace Episcopal Church for 30 years before retiring in 1994. Green has been a force in the community. He served four years on the Norfolk School Board, 20 years on the Norfolk City Council and 10 years as the vice mayor of Norfolk. Green was instrumental in establishing…
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    June 24, 2011

    Student short films to screen Saturday as part of "Freedom Riders" opening

    Four short films from Saint Augustine's University’s Film program will be screened as the opening to the PBS documentary “Freedom Riders” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Wake County Library in Cameron Village. The students and the films featured will be: Porscha Lopes’ “The Realist of Patrick McDonald;” Miles Valentine’s “Believe It;” Craig Taylor’s “Mixed Emotions;” and Eric Barstow’s “Pickaninny.” Saint Augustine's University film professor Ellen Shepard will host the library’s screening of the “Freedom Riders” documentary. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/freedomriders.htm About Saint Augustine's University Saint Augustine's University, established in 1867, is a four-year historically black university in Raleigh, N.C. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the University offers 30…
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    June 21, 2011

    College hosts YMCA High Hopes camp for fourth year

    Three hundred and fifty students have converged upon Saint Augustine’s University for the YMCA’s High Hopes summer camp. This is the fourth year Saint Augustine’s University has hosted the camp. The seven-week camp serves rising first-graders through rising ninth-graders who live in the Southeast Raleigh area. The YMCA provides transportation to and from campus for the students. The YMCA camp is one of the only camps in the area that offers physical activity as well as an educational program, said Dexter Hebert, the YMCA’s senior community outreach director. Camp participants will have access to golf, soccer, basketball, flag football and track and field clinics in addition to a reading and entrepreneurship programs. There will also be a leadership curriculum presented by the Raleigh Police Department. The activities, meals and transportation offered through the camp would add up to…
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    June 20, 2011

    David Shepard retires after 51 years at the College

    David Shepard recently retired from Saint Augustine’s University after working here for 51 years — 48 full-time and three part-time. But, Shepard’s time at the University began long before his first day of work. Shepard was born on campus Dec. 1, 1938, at St. Agnes Hospital. And like his father, Shepard also grew up on campus. In fact, many of Shepard’s immediate family members spent time living and working on the Saint Augustine’s University campus. It all began with his grandfather, Arthur Shepard, who worked for the University in several capacities. He kept guard as a night watchman, he fired up the boilers and kept heat in the buildings, and, as a farmer, he raised food and milked cows on campus. The dairy he helped operate was where the gravel parking lot is now behind the Martin Luther King Building. The Shepard family lived on campus near Boyer Hall. The well they used for water…
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    June 20, 2011

    Sigma Pi Phi donates $1,000 to tornado relief fund

    The Gamma Sigma Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity donated $1,000 to Saint Augustine’s University’s Restoration and Recovery Fund. The fund was created to help the school restore its campus in the wake of the April 16 tornado. “We feel compelled to support our HBCUs, particularly the ones in our backyard because many of us have connections (with those schools),” said Dr. Leroy S. Darkes. “The devastation of the tornado was compelling. We had to do something.” Darkes, the Boule’s grammateus, and Dr. George Wylie, the sire archon, came to campus to present the donation to President Dianne Boardley Suber. “We certainly appreciate the contribution, but we equally appreciate the support and the opportunity to get you to campus and establish a long-term partnership,” Suber said. About Saint Augustine’s University Saint Augustine’s University, established in 1867, is a four-year historically…
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    June 19, 2011

    Elevation Baptist Church donates $5,000 to tornado relief fund

    Elevation Baptist Church recently donated $5,000 to Saint Augustine's University’s Recovery and Restoration Fund. The fund is designed to help the school restore the campus to its historic beauty after a tornado tore through Raleigh on April 16, leaving devastating damage in its wake. Elevation also gave $5,000 to Shaw University, which also suffered severe damage to its campus. The donations were presented during the culmination of the church’s youth conference, R.A.G.E. — “Reaching a Generation of Excellence.” “The Elevation church family is committed to taking the love of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of our sanctuary and into the community,” said Dr. T.L. Carmichael Sr., pastor of Elevation, which has locations in Raleigh and Knightdale. “When we saw the damage the tornado caused to these two historic institutions, we felt compelled to do what we could to help both schools restore…
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    June 02, 2011

    Wal-Mart donates $5,000 to College's tornado relief fund

    Representatives from the Wal-Mart Distribution Supply Chain in Henderson, recently donated $5,000 to Saint Augustine's University’s Recovery and Restoration Fund. The fund is designed to help the school restore the campus to its historic beauty after a tornado tore through Raleigh on April 16, leaving devastating damage in its wake. “We pride ourselves as being part of the community,” said Maurice Gray, Wal-Mart general manager. “As community champions, if we can lend a helping hand, we feel it’s important to do so.” Gray said he saw the destruction the tornado caused on the news and decided the company should do something to help with the recovery. “You can either be a part of it or sit back and watch,” Gray said. “Saint Augustine's University appreciates the ongoing support from Wal-Mart as one of our corporate partners,” said President Dianne Boardley Suber. “The strength of…
  • March 11, 2011

    Summer Film Camp

    The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine's University announces the 11th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop This hands-on workshop is open to teenagers, ages 13-18 years, who have a strong interest in learning the craft of professional filmmaking. Click Here Registration Form
  • February 16, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Honored at NCAA Convention

    Saint Augustine's University Honored at NCAA Convention Saint Augustine's University was honored along with four NCAA Institutions during the 2011 NCAA Convention held in San Antonio, Texas. Click Here
  • February 16, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Community Development Corporation Cuts Ribbon

    Saint Augustine's University Honored at NCAA Convention Saint Augustine's University held a ribbon cutting for 3 of its newly renovated properties as part of a $2.1 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant on Monday, January 31st at 11a.m. Click Here