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WAUG Radio Station Launches Student Radio Shows

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Saint Augustine’s University’s radio station WAUG 750 AM has launched three student radio shows. The topics of the shows include politics, sports, relationships and music. According to General Manager Tony Middleton, the shows have already generated an audience.

“Our focus is to provide our students with real-life experiences in radio broadcasting,” Middleton said. “The students are producing, editing and hosting his or her show. The radio market is very competitive and I feel that this is an opportunity for our students to prepare for the world of broadcasting.”

The names of the shows are ICON, We Are on the Radio and Lounge 22. Below is a description of each show.

• ICON - ICON, a radio show for students by students, stands for In-Depth College On-Time News. The purpose of the show is for students to have their voices heard. Everything discussed on the ICON radio show is from a college student's perspective. The topics are centered on relationships, sports, politics, celebrity gossip, college and campus life and much more. The hosts of the show are Clayshawn Moore, Jacq Griffin, and Shavona Hill. ICON airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.

• We Are on the Radio - This show is hosted by Carlos Jenkins. We Are on the Radio is a show that recognizes local artists within the Triangle area. The genre of music includes Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B and many more. We Are on the Radio airs Monday through Friday at 8 p.m.

• Lounge 22 - Lounge 22 is a show that aims to clear the thoughts and worries of days past and bring back the sweet memories of the old. Through the genre of R&B music, Lounge 22 reaches back from yesterday's generation as well as today's generation. Through songs, Lounge 22 aims to bring out those memories of your first love, your first kiss, your first break-up, etc. Aside from the music, Lounge 22 offers o like to talk about different relationship topics as well as various scenarios. The hosts are John "Jnew" Newman, Vena "Vena E" Excell, Jaquan "Quanviutton" Leary and Chrissy Roberson. Lounge 22 airs Monday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saint Augustine’s University Students March to Cast their Vote

March to the Polls

The sun was not shining and the weather was breezy and brisk but that did not keep more than 300 Saint Augustine’s University students from marching to the polls to cast their vote in the local election. The Student Government Association in collaboration with Common Cause spearheaded a march to the local polling site located at the Tarboro Road Community Center, 121 N. Tarboro Street, Raleigh. Before the march commenced, administrators, students, faculty and staff assembled outside Boyer Building to hear from President Dianne Boardley Suber.

“I am so proud to see all of you here today to voice your vote,” Suber said. “Today, you have the right to vote because of courageous individuals who fought and died to ensure that your voices are heard.”

Ashley Nelson, president of the Student Government Association, expressed why it was important for the student body to vote.

“Often times people only vote for presidential elections but voting today is just as important,” Nelson said. “We are voting on issues that directly affect us as young college students. We must always remember that our vote counts.”

Brian Richards of St. Aug Breaks School Receptions Record

Wide receiver Brian Richards (R-Sr./Waldorf, Md.) broke the Saint Augustine's University career receptions record against Bowie State University on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Bowie Md.

Richards has 142 career receptions after catching six passes for 86 yards and one touchdown in the 35-7 win over the Bulldogs. The previous mark was 139 catches set by former All-American Tyron Laughinghouse in 2012. Laughinghouse surpassed former standout Jamian Smith, who had 137 receptions in 2011. The record has been snapped three times in three seasons.

Richards also holds the school single-season receptions record. He caught 63 passes as a redshirt sophomore in the 2011 season.

School of Business and Technology Establishes a Business Advisory Council


Dr. F. Perna Carter, dean of the School of Business and Technology, has established a Business Advisory Council. According to Carter, the mission of the Business Advisory Council is to create a strategic partnership between the business community and the Saint Augustine’s University School of Business and Technology to facilitate a learning environment which develops leaders for the global world of work. The Business Advisory Council will assist in the planning, evaluation, and strengthening of the programs offered by the School of Business and Technology.

“The Business Advisory Council members represent a wide spectrum of the business community including professionals in accounting, business administration, retail, real estate management, sport management, advertising, banking, and management consulting,” Carter said. “The Council will be chaired by an industry member, who will be nominated by members of the Business Advisory Council. I will serve as liaison between the industry representatives, college officials, and as appropriate, the community at large.”

Members of the advisory council are as follows:

- Ervin Allen, Entrepreneur

- Michelle Barrow, Broker/Owner Keaton Barrow Realty, Inc.

- Creighton Blackwell, Vice President, Branch Network and Community Engagement Coastal Federal Credit Union

- Karen Boone, Broker/Owner State Farm Agency

- Ida Bracken, Bracken and Associates, Inc.

- Shelli Dallacqua, President Shelten Media, LLC

- Charlotte DiLeonardo, Founder and CEO Zebra Print Solutions

- Carrie Peele, Entrepreneur/Owner Blue Diamond Limousines & Sedans, LLC

- Lorraine G. Stephens, President and CEO L. Stephens & Associates, Inc.

- Bill Warner, Executive Director EntreDot

- Jeff Weatherspoon, CPM President Banner Real Estate Services, Inc.

Financial Literacy/Financial Wellness Marketing Competition Showcased Creativity of St. Aug Students

The School of Business and Technology held a Financial Literacy/Financial Wellness Marketing Campaign Contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance. Students, as an individual or team, had an opportunity to compete for prize money. Each person/team was given 10 to 12 minutes to make a marketing pitch for their insurance company. After each presentation, the participants answered questions from the judges and audience members.

The winner, Xavier Montgomery-Lee, a senior from Bronx, New York majoring in business administration, stated that he worked a lot of late nights to prepare for the contest.

“All my hard work and dedication has finally come to light for the world to see,” Montgomery-Lee said.

First place winner, Montgomery-Lee, won $1,000. The award for second place was $600. The winners were Leroy Cofield, Brianca Jeffery and Shaia Scott. Each received $200. The third player winner was Alex Byron Munro and he received $400.

“The Financial Literacy/Financial Wellness Marketing competition was absolutely fantastic,” Carter said. “The students who participated in the competition did a top notch job and they should all be commended for a job well done! I am so very proud of them individually and collectively. Overall, I would say the evening provided an excellent time for the students involved in the competition to showcase their research and hone their presentation skills.”

The competition was sponsored by State Farm Insurance and two representatives from State Farm were a part of a three judge panel

“The judges were thorough in their assessment, their questions and their deliberations to pick the winners,” Carter said. “I truly hope that the School of Business and Technology will be able to build on to what we were able to accomplish with State Farm’s support this year.”

The judges were State Farm Agent Lisa Davis, State Farm Agency Field Executive Jackie D. Newkirk and the department chair for Sport Management Jason Perry.

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