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College Celebrates 145 Years of Academic Excellence

Jan. 30, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University celebrated 145 years of academic excellence January 22 through January 29 during Founders Week. Founders Week is a time when the University pays homage to the past, celebrates the present and plans for the future. This year's celebration included various annual events such as the Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the University's founders and the Classy Hat/Bold Tie Luncheon.

The University also celebrated with new events such as the candle lighting ceremony and the inaugural honors convocation. The University recognized more than 450 students for excellent academic achievement during convocation. Honors convocation featured Dr. Charlie Nelms, Chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

Founders Week concluded Sunday, January 29 with chapel service. Bishop Michael Curry served as the keynote speaker, he spoke on the "importance of letting your light shine." To view pictures from all the events click here.

Suber Featured Speaker at 11th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Jan. 30, 2012

alt President Dianne Boardley Suber was a featured speaker Saturday, January 28, at the 11th Annual African American Cultural Celebration at the N.C. Museum of History. Suber addressed the college's success in engaging student athletes, which begins with stressing academics over a career in professional sports.

"The media has sent the message, if you play ball well, you will become a professional athlete and never have to work again," Suber said. "All I can promise is that you will graduate. The reality is very few - black or white - will play professional ball."

Suber said she has challenged the entire university community to get involved to protect and prepare student athletes to be successful. "That is our responsibility," she said.

The event also featured speeches and performances by Saint Augustine's University alumni Sherrod Gresham and Dasan Ahanu, and the college's E-Cubed class. Representatives from the college's Gateway Program were also at the celebration.

Saint Augustine's College Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 24, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University and its Division of Social Sciences facilitated a program in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 19.

"The competition is different. You don't get a chance just because someone wronged your ancestors or because there is a quota to fill or simply because you showed up," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of Saint Augustine's University. "You have to be better, ready and prepared."

The keynote speaker was Orage Quarles, III, president and publisher of the News and Observer. Quarles spoke on the importance of university aged people during the Civil Rights movement. Quarles went on to encourage students to make a difference. "You have to make a difference in your life, at St. Aug and in the community in which you live, " stated Quarles.

College Celebrates 145 years of academic excellence!

Jan. 24, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University kicked off their 145th Founders Week celebration, Sunday, January 22 in the historic chapel with chapel service. Reverend Michael Battle was the speaker for the occasion. Battle spoke on the University's founders and how they thought of the future when founding the institution. "I think about those founders 145 years ago, they were thinking about you... and the things that would be today," stated Battle.

The Founders Week celebration will run through January 29. Events will include a wreath laying ceremony in tribute to the St. Aug founders, a Founders Day brunch, Honors Convocation and much more!

Click here to view the entire list of events for the 145th Founders Week celebration. Check out the 2012 Founders Week photo gallery by clicking here.

St. Aug Hosts Synthia SAINT JAMES Book Signing

Jan. 24, 2012

alt Wednesday, January 18 world renowned artist and St. Aug artist-in-residence, Synthia SAINT JAMES hosted a book signing in the Prezell Robinson Library on the campus of Saint Augustine's University. The book signing was for her book is entitled, "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing."

SAINT JAMES spent the majority of the signing speaking with students on her career and explained what inspired her to write the book. "It is my hope that by sharing my journey, you will be inspired to follow your dreams and passions." stated SAINT JAMES.

To purchase a copy of "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing", visit the Saint Augustine's University bookstore.

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