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St. Aug's CDC Selected to Participate in NeighborWorks Community Development Project

Jan. 10, 2012

alt St. Aug's CDC Selected to Participate in NeighborWorks Community Development Project

Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) is one of the few HBCU CDCs selected to participate in the NeighborWorks America's community development project. The NeighborWorks America project will bring CDCs from various HBCUs together to focus on revitalizing communities surrounding HBCUs in the southern region of the east coast.

The goals of the partnership include: providing focused training and technical assistance, facilitating peer-to-peer arrangements between the selected HBCU CDCs and NeighborWorks affiliates and promoting joint ventures or mentor relationships between NeighborWorks affiliates and the HBCU CDCs.

The pilot is scheduled to launch in January of 2012.

Pictured: CDC personnel seen surveying a newly attained lot.

New Freshmen Arrive On Campus

Jan. 3, 2012

alt On Tuesday, January 3 Saint Augustine's University welcomed more than 80 freshmen into the Falcon family. In conjunction with First Year Experience, the freshmen will attend orientation. Orientation is designed to officially welcome the students, answer their questions and prepare them for their first semester at the University.

"New student arrival is always one of the more celebrated days of the year for St. Aug. It is our first opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of our newest Falcons." stated Michael Jackson, Director of First Year Experience. "The Class of 2015 has already proven to be active, professional, goal-oriented young adults that we will be looking for great things from in the near future."

Saint Augustine's College Facilitates its 2011 December Faculty Institute

Dec. 12, 2011

altSaint Augustine's University kicked off their annual 4 day long, Faculty Institute on Monday, December 12 in the MLK ballroom. The Institute is a time for faculty to reflect on the completion of the fall semester while preparing for the upcoming semester.

"The institution[ St. Aug] is moving forward in a positive way," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber. "The next half of the year will be challenging yet exciting. We must continue to build and sustain living and learning communities."

St. Aug Ranks in Top 10 Percent in College Polls

Dec. 12, 2011

alt Saint Augustine's University ranked in the top 10 percent in a recent baccalaureate university poll conducted by Washington Monthly. St. Aug ranked number 31 out of 309 schools evaluated.

The Washington Monthly scored schools throughout the nation in three different categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). To read the article in its entirety click here.

St. Aug Commissions ROTC Officer

Dec. 12, 2011

altOn Friday, December 9, 2011, the Army ROTC Battalion of Saint Augustine's University held a commissioning ceremony in honor of 2nd Lt. Brian Joseph Yawn. Yawn recently completed his degree in Sociology and will graduate from the University in May 2012.

Yawn is a decorated soldier who served as a medic in Iraqi Freedom and earned a Purple Heart for his courageous service in Iraq.

"Today I have the opportunity to thank you [Yawn Family] for allowing us to expand the manhood of an already exceptional man." stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of St. Aug. "We are very proud of his accomplishments."

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