The Student Government Association (SGA) of Saint Augustine's University honored President Dianne Boardley Suber on Thursday, March 8 at their first annual Women's Day Luncheon. The keynote speaker for the event was Regina Brooks of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services-Division of Child Development and Early Education.
Brooks spoke on the importance of an individual education plan (IEP) in the educational setting but also stressed the importance of a personal IEP. IEP as in, inspire, empower and pursue. "Seek to inspire someone, you don't know the power you have," stated Brooks. "When you inspire someone, you automatically set them up for empowerment. Then, pursue your goals! You have it [capabilities and talent], so don't sit on it!"
The SGA honored President Suber for her hard work, her professional accomplishments and her ability to be a role model, leader, mentor and mother to many members of the Falcon family.
Pictured: President Suber and Mrs. Regina Brooks, keynote speaker for the luncheon.
On Friday February 24, students and faculty from the Allied Health Department of Saint Augustine's University attended the 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The conference focused on translational research and had over 700 participants including: local non-profits, universities, vendors, researchers and students. Dr. El-Amin, a faculty member in Public Health Sciences, stated that "exposing Saint Augustine's University public health students to health disparities is essential to them becoming effective public health professionals ."
Pictured: St. Aug students seen outside the 2012 Health Disparities Conference.
You could soon see Sylvia Southerland's invention in the toy aisle at a Walmart near you. Southerland's Wrist Over Pets, an educational plush toy that children can wear on their wrists or clip to their belt loops or back packs, was one of the items chosen for Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" contest. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to sell his or her product on walmart.com and in Walmart's physical stores.
When she came up with the idea of Wrist Over Pets, Southerland, a 1995 Saint Augustine's University graduate, wanted to create a toy that would educate as well as entertain. The Wrist Over Pets line features eight custom plush toys that teach children such various academic skills as math, science, alphabet, vocabulary, numbers, shapes and colors. The stuffed animals also address life skills like listening and obeying, caring and loving.
"I wanted them to not just have a toy," Southerland said. "I wanted them to be able to play with it, take it with them and learn."
Southerland has been hard at work on her Wrist Over Pets. She wrote her own patents, designed and sewed the prototypes and created the graphic work. Along with all her efforts, Southerland said she knows divine intervention has worked in her favor.
"I know God has to be in this because things are just happening," she said. "It's kind of unbelievable."
The Walmart "Get on the Shelf" contest was one of those things that happened at just the right time. Southerland launched her toy line just in time to enter the online voting competition.
Visit www.wristover.com for more information about the products.
Pictured: Southerland's invention, Wrist Over Pets.
The Falcon Battalion attended a Field Training Exercise - Land Navigation, Situational Training Exercise (STX) February 17-19 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Cadets from Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University and North Carolina Wesleyan University participated in realistic and challenging training orchestrated and led by the Cadet chain command. Cadets from all levels participated in Land Navigation training and Squad STX to increase their overall Army skills and domain knowledge.
Pictured: Cadets being taught a new self defense technique.
Page 17 of 29
© 2012 Saint Augustine's University | 1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610-2298 | 919-516-4000 | About SAU Saint Augustine's University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. For current job openings click here.Saint Augustine's University website is designed and maintained by Office of Marketing & Communications.For all compliance information concerning Saint Augustine's University click here.For all comments, feedback, or questions concerning the SAU website click here.