Press Releases

Raleigh Police Department Visits Campus for Recruiting

Dec. 2, 2011

alt Members of the Raleigh Police Department visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University on Friday, December 2, to attain pictures for their upcoming recruiting materials.

All 3 visiting officers are alumni of St. Aug and deem the University and local HBCUs invaluable. "Our local colleges are producing graduates who go on to become officers" stated Officer Sharpe. "However, we are in need of minorities. We are doing a lot of recruiting at local HBCUs in hopes of fulfilling this need."

For more information on employment opportunities with the Raleigh Police Department click here

Pictured left to right: Sergeant K. Williams (c/o '94), Officer Cathey (c/o '89) and Officer Sharpe (c/o '04-Gateway).

St. Aug Students to be Featured in WRAL Documentary

Nov. 29, 2011

alt On the evening of November 29, several of our Film & Interactive students were featured as extras for a WRAL documentary, produced by Clay Johnson. "6,149 Days" is based on the Gregg Taylor story, the man who was convicted of murder in 1993 and exonerated of that crime in Feb. 2010.

Our Film students include David Johnson, Miles Valentine, Dante Sellers, Aupenda Simmons, Jasmine Glen, Eric Umstead, and April Qualls. These actors will receive on-screen credit, and on-screen casting credit will include Ellen Shepard, Assistant Professor of Film. This documentary is being filmed in the historic district of downtown Raleigh.

"Being able to participate in the taping was such an intriguing experience." stated Sellers, "I am glad my professor provided me this opportunity."

Pictured: Dante Sellers, Senior,Theater and Film major, setting up lighting for a scene prior to recording.

College Hosts Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Saint Augustine's University | Press Releases | Page 8 Dec. 2, 2011

The Saint Augustine's University campus came alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays during the annual Circle of Lights tree-lighting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 1. The event is the University's way of acknowledging the beginning of the season and reinforcing its commitment to being good neighbors in the community. This year's Circle of Lights was particularly special for President Dianne Boardley Suber. The event coincided with her 12th anniversary at the University. 

The trees, decorated by faculty, staff and student organizations, will be donated to local outreach organizations, including Wake County Human Services, Wake County Guardian Ad Litem, Lost Sheep Ministry and Interact.
The winners of the Circle of Lights tree-decorating contest were: first place, baseball team; second place, Campus Activities Board; and third place, the president's office.

Click here to see photos from the 2011 Circle of Lights celebration.

Suber Celebrates 12 Years at the College

Saint Augustine's University | Press Releases | Page 8 Dec. 2, 2011

Thursday, Dec. 1, marked the 12th anniversary of Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber’s tenure as Saint Augustine’s University president. Suber, hired as the college's 10th president in 1999, made history as the first woman to lead the institution.

During her time at Saint Augustine's University, Suber, one of the longest serving university presidents in the state, has established her place in university history and earned regional, national and international attention for her achievements. Under her leadership, new programs of study were implemented, a new dorm was built, and students traveled to countries such as China, England, Mexico and Egypt to study.

Athletically, Suber brought football back to the University after a 37-year hiatus, and pushed for the construction of a new stadium on campus. In one of the most anticipated events of the school year, the football team played its homecoming game on campus in October 2011 before a huge crowd. It was the first football game ever on campus.

When Suber left her alma mater, Hampton University, to come lead Saint Augustine's University, it was important to her to be able to make an impact here.

"It was important to me not to be a president of a school, but to be a president of a school where I could make a difference," Suber said.

For Suber, it's her dedication to the students and preparing them for success that continues to drive her work at the University. Suber set up the "President's Chat Room," where she meets with students to discuss issues that are important to them. Students also have access to her cell phone number if they need to reach her outside of business hours.

Students recognize and appreciate Suber's efforts.

"Dr. Suber really believes in helping students, and she will take on anybody for you if you just look like you're trying to succeed," one student said.

Suber's often-quoted mantra is: "At the beginning of the day, it's all about potential; at the end of the day, it's all about results." After 12 years, the results of Suber's leadership are evident as she continues to position the University among the top historically black colleges and universities in the country.  

The Lady Falcons Return from Hawaii

Nov. 28, 2011

alt The Lady Falcon basketball team left Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, November 27, after taking part in the 2011 Oahu Classic basketball tournament.

While in Hawaii, the Lady Falcons played in two tournament games. The Falcons fell to NW Missouri University 79-67 on Thursday, November 24. However, they bounced back from their loss by defeating Chaminade 65-58 on Friday, November 25.

In addition, the ladies experienced Polynesian culture by participating in a Luau and visiting historical monuments such as Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. They gave back to the Hawaiian community by reading books and visiting with children in the Children's Cancer Hospital.

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