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 of Trustees assured attendees that “the best is yet to come for SAU.” City Councilman, Eugene Weeks also gave remarks, “St. Aug is a vital part of the city of Raleigh, we [the city] are standing beside you, “Weeks said.

President of the National Alumni Association, Pattye Brown and Board member, Melvin Miller spoke on behalf of alumni “Once you see what’s developed here, you can’t help but be proud,” stated Miller. Suber and the program participants gathered at the University’s entrance gates to cut the ribbon.