Athletics Honors Faculty and Staff at Football Game

The Saint Augustine's University Department of Athletics honored its faculty and staff when the football team took on Winston-Salem State University. The department sponsored a tailgate for faculty and staff prior to the game and recognized 16 faculty and staff members at halftime.

“To me, it's just as important for my students to see me around campus supporting them in their events as it is to see me in the classroom,” said Harman Barnard, instructor of Marketing and Management. “It was nice to be recognized.”

Faculty and staff were selected by the coaches and athletic administrative staff for their service and commitment to the student-athletes. Each honoree was escorted by members of various sports teams and presented with a gift bag from Athletic Director George Williams. The honorees were as follows:

• Harman Barnard, Instructor of Marketing and Management

• Jane Bass, Director of Food Services (ABL Educational Enterprises)

• Leroy Butler, Financial Aid Counselor/Pell Grant Coordinator

• Harod Demby, Chief Information Officer

• Glestessa Ferrell, Fixed Assets Manager

• Nadine Ford, Director of Financial Aid

• Thomas Foreman, Automation Manager

• Deidra Gary, Program Director

• Thurman Hollins, Director of Bands

• Dr. Charles Ibeziako, Assistant Professor of Management

• Durrell Johnson, Production Manager, WAUG Power 750AM

• Terence Ross, Director of Mail Services

• Alpha Njai, Assistant Professor of Sociology

• Renee Swain, Assistant Professor of Physical Education

• Carla Washington, Assistant Director of Admissions

• Crystal Williams, University Registrar

The department plans to hold another Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day during basketball season which starts November 11.