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2012 Miss. Saint Augustine's College Pageant/ Student Government Association Elections

April 30, 2012
altSaint Augustine's University hosted the annual Miss. Saint Augustine's University pageant on Wednesday, April 25 in the Seby Jones Fine Arts auditorium. The 2012-2013 winners for both elections are listed below.

SGA Board

SGA President - Johnny Newman

SGA Vice President - Ryan Mattress

Senior Class President - Malcolm Richbourg

Senior Class Vice President - Kenya Thomas

Sophomore Class President - LaCara Rogers

Queen's Council

Miss Saint Augustine's University - Vaneicia Reaves

Miss Senior Class - La'Cura Venable

Miss Junior Class - Umeka Benson

Sophomore Class - Taryn Roseboro

Pictured: 2012-2013 Miss. Saint Augustine's University, Vaneicia Reaves

Click here to view pictures from the pageant.

St. Aug Students Attend NC Museum of Art's "College Nite"

April 30, 2012

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) sponsored the NCMA University Nite, Friday, April 20. Several St. Aug students and faculty participated in this free event.

The video booth (pictured) was sponsored by St. Aug's Film & Interactive Media Department. The film students, including St. Aug alum, Eric Barstow were responsible for interviewing university students from around the Triangle about their thoughts on viewing the "El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa" exhibit as well as their experience at university nite. Ellen Shepard, Film & Interactive Media professor, acted as faculty advisor and produced/directed the video booth.

The video is currently being edited by Falcon alum, Eric Barstow (currently a grad student at Duke) and will be used by the NCMA for marketing purposes.

This event was sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Museum of Art and St. Aug's Film & Interactive Media Department.

Pictured: St. Aug students, Hayden Folgers and David Johnson, conducting an on camera interview after viewing "El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa."

Saint Augustine's College Hosts an Evening of Elegance and Purpose- 2012 Sapphire Gala

April 24, 2012
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.

Donna Brazile to deliver commencement address

April 27, 2012

Saint Augustine's University will hold its 2012 Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, on the campus quadrangle. Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile will deliver the commencement address.

Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign.

Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for United Media, a columnist for “Ms. Magazine,” and “O, the Oprah Magazine,” an on-air contributor to CNN, and ABC, where she regularly appears on This Week with George Stephanopoulos .

Susan Vogel Visits St. Aug

April 24, 2012
Professor of African Art and Architecture, founder of the Museum for African Art in New York and director of "Fold, Crumple Crush-El Anatsui: Art and Life" documentary, Susan Vogel visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University on Thursday, April 19. Vogel spoke to various art students and faculty members on Ghanaian art and her documentary.

This event was sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Arts Department of St. Aug.

Pictured: Susan Vogel, greeting the audience.

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