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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Pictured: A wheelchair from St. Agnes Hospital and historic photos from Saint Augustine's University.

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 are very proud that they once again, rose to the occasion," said Doris Bullock, associate vice president of External Affairs. "This is a true example of the wonderful students that we have here on our campus."

Student participants included Residence Halls Community Assistants, students from all the residence halls, the BlueChips Cheerleading Squad, the football team and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. Staff members who participated were: Mother Nita Byrd, Dr. Roland Bullard, Doris Bullock, Coach Michael Costa, Coach Tremayne Henry, Carlene Morgan, Andre Richardson and Marquita Wood.

Click here to see more photos from Monday's service project.

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