Press Releases

College's CDC Dedicates Ground for New Housing

Feb. 6, 2012

Thursday, February 2, Saint Augustine's University and its Community Development Corporation (CDC), dedicated the Cooke Street Extension project with an onsite ceremony.

The mission of the Cooke Street project is to construct and complete more than 12 single family homes for first time homeowners.

"This opportunity to continue into phase 2 shows the University's commitment to the community,' stated President Dianne Boardley Suber. "This is just the beginning."

The dedication ceremony brought out several local leaders, including the Honorable Eugene Weeks. "This is what we're all about, trying to provide affordable housing for the community," stated Weeks. "St. Aug has a vision for this community, they are a good neighbor."

Click here to view pictures from the dedication ceremony.

St. Aug Shows Support for American Heart Association's "Go Red" Initiative

Feb. 6, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University showed support for the American Heart Association on Friday, February 3 by participating in National Wear Red Day. St. Aug faculty, staff and students donned red and denim in support of heart disease awareness.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. For more information on the American Heart Association's "Go Red" initiative, click here.

St. Aug Students Canvas the Oakwood Community

Feb. 6, 2012

alt During the 2012 Founders Week Community Service Day, the Sociology Club of Saint Augustine's University collaborated with Habitat for Humanity's "Brush with Kindness" program to gather vital information on elderly Oakwood locals.

Habitat for Humanity's A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need.

St. Aug's Student Government Goes Green

Feb. 6, 2012

alt On Thursday, February 2 the Student Government Association (SGA) of Saint Augustine's University kicked off their "Go Green" initiative, as they performed various maintenance projects throughout campus.

In addition, members of the SGA plan to tour 1 of 3 green McDonalds restaurants in the country on Wednesday, February 8.

Part II of the initiative involves placing various recycling receptacles in select areas of campus. SGA will also host educational programs concerning environmental issues and protective environmental practices, such as tips on recycling.

"The association would like to leave this [green initiative] as a legacy for students, staff and faculty to continue recycling and conserving the Saint Augustine's University environment," stated Anthony Ross, SGA President.

Pictured: Various SGA members completed their maintenance project in the University's cafeteria.

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.

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