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."
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.
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 .
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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