Saturday, April 21, members of the Falcon family and the Raleigh community donned evening gowns and tuxedos for Saint Augustine's University's 2012 Sapphire Gala. The gala was held at the Marriott City Center hotel in downtown Raleigh.
The gala is a formal black tie event with the purpose of raising funds for student scholarships. John Clark of ABC 11 hosted the event for the University.
"Tonight, we take the time to reflect on an indelible legacy that has spanned 145 years," stated President Suber. "This is a very critical time for Saint Augustine's University. As quality education around the nation is at a crossroads with the changing economy, we must continue to grow and maintain a standard of excellence that allows us to stand out from our peers."
The award recipients of the 2012 Sapphire Gala were:
Dr. Thelma Roundtree (posthumous)- Legacy Award
Mr. Hill Harper- Heritage Award
Mayor Charles Meeker- Presidential Salutation
Mrs. Cynthia Marshall- President of AT&T NC En Vogue provided a live show during the gala.
Pictured: Hill Harper, the 2012 Heritage Award recipient seen here giving remarks.