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The College hosted Community Day,Open House, Spring Fling and a Blue and White Scrimmage Game

April 16, 2012
On Saturday, April 14, Saint Augustine's University hosted the 2012 Community Day, Spring Fling, Open House and the Blue and White scrimmage game. Community Day took place on the Goold Hall lawn. The event featured a wide array of community organizations, vendors, Raleigh Fire and Police Departments, games, food and much more. Pepsi and Costco provided giveaway items and drinks.

"It was a day to engage and connect the various resources throughout southeast Raleigh for the benefit of its residents, courtesy of Saint Augustine's University," stated Vince Bayyan, Director of Development. "This event was a success because of our volunteers!"

Open House was a great success, St. Aug hosted and toured more than 300 high school students, Saturday.

The 2012 Spring Fling, featured students showcasing their skills through music, stepping, choreography and much more!

St. Aug Students Compete in Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Symposium

April 16, 2012
Dr. Mark A. Melton and Mrs. Sheila Spence accompanied twelve students to Charlotte, North Carolina to participate in the 5th Annual Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Symposium at Johnson C. Smith University on the weekend of April 5.

Three students participated in poster and oral presentations (2 poster & 1 oral), which led to Brandon Scott, an Engineering Mathematics major, winning 1st place in the Oral Presentation section of the competition. He received a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy!

The National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance (VA-NC Alliance) is led by the University of Virginia

Saint Augustine's University is a member of the VA-NC Alliance, an extension of the National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for minority participation (LSAMP). LSAMP offers activities to support students during their undergraduate experience including: annual symposia; tutoring, bridge programs, workshops and colloquia; faculty exchanges; common reading experiences; and summer research experiences.

Pictured: Left to right: Unique Gupton, Joan Higginbotham,- 3rd African American Female Astronaut and symposium keynote speaker and Amber Weaver.

Congratulations to the St. Aug SIFE Team!

April 9, 2012
The Saint Augustine's University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named "Rookie of the Year" at the 2012 SIFE USA Regional competition, April 2, in Atlanta, Georgia.

"Our rookie team was extremely excited to give their presentations to a packed room- uncommon for rookies," stated Valerie Evans, SIFE faculty advisor. "The entire team worked very hard, developing and conducting the projects that took us to the regional competition. Next year we are determined to make it to Nationals!"

Participating SIFE students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects, such as their 2011 collaboration with NC State University's University of Textiles' Fashion Group, in which the Falcons helped teach young girls at the Raleigh Girls Club about the fashion industry and its relevant educational paths.

For more information, contact St. Aug's SIFE at 919-516-4051

Pictured: The award winning 2012 SIFE team!

Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members

April 16, 2012
Thursday, April 12 the Psi Gamma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta inducted 5 new members into their honor society. Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society.

Members of Phi Alpha Theta demonstrate excellence in writing and history.

The new inductees were: Starla Ford Ishmael Campbell Lacura Venable Shannon Rush Zachary Quirk

Community Day this Saturday, April 14!

April 9, 2012
Saint Augustine's University's front campus will come alive, Saturday, April 14, as the University hosts its annual Community Day. The event is free and open to the public and features food, games and rides for children, vendors and entertainment for all ages.

The event is another way the University continues to show the importance of its relationship with neighbors in the surrounding community. Community Day begins at 10 a.m. A blue and white football scrimmage begins at 1:30 p.m.

For more information about the event, call Vince Bayyan at 919-516-5087.

Pictured: Face painting was one of many activities offered during the 2011 Community Day.

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