Press Releases

College Upgrades for 2012

Jan. 10, 2012

alt While most of the Saint Augustine's University community was enjoying the holiday break, renovations and updates were being made to the gym and wellness center.

The basketball court in Emery gymnasium was replaced with new flooring for better play and acoustics.

The Center received new equipment due to an increase in attendance , said Wade Harris, director of the Saint Augustine's University Wellness Center.

"The new equipment is part of St. Aug's initiative to better the health of the St. Aug faculty, staff, students and surrounding community," stated Harris.

Pictured: Each newly acquired treadmill come equipped with a personal television screen.

St. Aug Inducts Class of 2015 into the Falcon Family

Jan. 10, 2012

alt On the afternoon of January 6, Saint Augustine's University officially welcomed new freshmen into the Falcon family. The ceremony was a culmination of freshmen orientation. It reiterates the University's values, academic expectations and includes the signing of an honor code.

"Pride, class and scholarship is what is expected of you," stated Michael Jackson to the freshman class. "You need to accurately articulate your goals and actively pursue them."

Pictured: Each member of the Class of 2015 was asked to sign the Saint Augustine's University honor code.

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."

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.

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.

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