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Career Development Week

Mark your calendars to attend the 2013 Career Development Week scheduled for September 23 through September 27. Sponsored by the Belk Professional Development Center, some of the scheduled companies and universities to participate are Nationwide Insurance, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Wake County Public Schools, Widener School of Law, North Carolina A& T State University, North Carolina Central University, Massachusetts School of Law and Liberty Mutual.

The tentative schedule of events are as follows:

Monday, September 23

Kick-Off Panel

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

External, corporate presenters

Prezell R. Robinson Library

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Career and Graduate School Suite

Open for the School of Business and Technology and the School of Continuing Education

Tuesday, September 24"

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Career and Graduate School Suite

Open for the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Boyer Classroom Building, Lobby

Wednesday, September 25

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Career and Graduate School Suite

Open for the Schools of Science, Engineering and Mathematics and Applied Health and Medical Sciences Prezell R. Robinson Library

Thursday, September 26

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Career and Graduate School Suite

Open for the School of Liberal Arts and Education

Seby Jones Art Gallery

Friday, Sept. 27

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Freshmen Day at the Belk Center

Belk Center, Goold Hall

Fun, trivia and prizes for college registrations and resume approvals

Also on September 27, the “Ask Me about My Graduate Program” is scheduled. Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear a t-shirt from their respective graduate schools and talk to students, classes or visitors about the school’s programs. Individuals who did not attend graduate school are asked to wear a SAU shirt to promote the upcoming graduate program Saint Augustine’s University will offer.

Business professional attire is required to attend any of the sessions. For more information, call 919.516.4242.

Coach Williams Receives Award from Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Coach Williams

Athletic Director and legendary Head Track and Field Coach George Williams was honored as the recipient of the Thad Eure Jr. Memorial Award at the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The prestigious award recognizes an individual in Wake County who has a positive impact and has taken a leadership role in increasing the hospitality industry in the Raleigh area. Dennis Edwards, the President and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, says Williams is certainly deserving of the honor.

Thomas Hill, the vice president and division manager of Highwoods Properties, Inc., highlighted Williams’ achievements to the luncheon audience before presenting the award. The iconic coach has won 33 NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships, coached 19 Olympians and graduated 95 percent of his student athletes, of which he is most proud. Williams received the trophy after giving a speech.

“I want to thank the City of Raleigh, Wake County and my two long-time assistant coaches,” Williams said after the event. “I have stood on their shoulders so this award belongs to a lot of people. I appreciate the award but I wish I could share it with everybody.”

Williams has won numerous awards in his illustrious coaching career. During the 2012-2013 season, he was named NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year after leading the Falcons to national titles in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. He also won Atlantic Region and CIAA Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year honors for both seasons, and guided the Falcons to the men’s indoor and outdoor conference titles. His men’s and women’s cross country teams and women’s indoor track and field team also captured CIAA championships.

Saint Augustine’s University Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Saint Augustine’s University President Dianne Boardley Suber, faculty, staff and students joined together to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. President Suber expressed to the crowd that it is time for each and every person to make sure his or her voice is heard in order to make a difference in the world.

Ashley Nelson, president of Saint Augustine’s University Student Government Association, gave remarks expressing what the March of Washington meant to her. Nelson along with 11 other students and two faculty members traveled to Washington, DC on August 24 to participate in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary. Nelson shared with the audience what she felt being a part of the anniversary celebration.

“I wouldn’t say I'm happy because we haven’t reached where we need to go...more like inspired, humbled and honored to have shared this experience with people from all walks of life,” Nelson said.

The program concluded with everyone marching around the university’s quad area, which is located in the heart of the campus.

School of Business and Technology continues Partnership with State Farm

This year, the School of Business and Technology received an $8,000 sponsorship from State Farm Insurance Company to create a financial literacy and financial wellness program for Saint Augustine’s University students. Currently, the School is sponsoring a marketing contest as well as a freshman writing contest. During the course of the year, various sessions were provided such as the following:

- Financial Literacy….What You Do Now Will Impact Your Future

- Investing for Tomorrow………..By Starting Today

- Your First Car

- A Slice of L.I.F.E. – Lessons in Financial Education

“My desire is that this partnership will continue to grow into an ongoing, long-term endeavor between State Farm and the School of Business and Technology that will prepare our students for the work force.”

Student-Athletes Receive Academic Achievement Award

Twenty-four student-athletes are the recipients of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for the 2012-2013 season. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division 2 level. In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the student-athlete must: • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale; • Have attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work; and • Have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his or her last academic year

The recipients are as follows:

Joshua Easter Baseball

Briana Arrington Women's Basketball

Temperance Jacobs Women's Basketball

Tahsha Mitchell Women's Basketball

Autumn Smith-Faulkner Women's Basketball

Jordan Baber Men's Basketball

Aru Kok Men's Basketball

Teddy Bacote Football

Anthony Haste Football

Dominique Marsh Football

Byron Munro Football

Rory Nixon Football

Abeje Carrington Women's Volleyball

Victoria Davis Women's Volleyball

Chelsea Farrior Women's Volleyball

Jill Ricks Women's Volleyball

Ramadana Simmons Softball

Jo'Landa White Softball

Dwayne Hyman Men's Track & Field/Cross Country

Devonte' Jenkins Men's Track & Field

John King Men's Track & Field/Cross Country

Brittany Brown Women's Track & Field /Cross Country

Jasmine Cobbs Women's Track & Field/Cross Country

Cherrisse Lynch Women's Track & Field /Cross Country

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