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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."

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Inducts New Members

Dec. 2, 2011

alt The Alpha Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society held an induction ceremony Friday, December 2 in the Historic University Chapel of Saint Augustine's University.

To become a member of Alpha Kappa Mu students must meet the following requirements:

Full-time students in good standing with the institution at which the chapter is located Completed at least half of graduation requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3 Ranked in upper 10% of their class Exemplifies good character Exhibits potential for leadership and service At the opening of the induction ceremony, 5 candles were lit to represent the pillars of the honor society. The pillars are: character, scholarship, citizenship, service and leadership. All qualities each inductee and member must demonstrate in and out of the academic setting.

Congratulations to the 2011 inductees:

Theodore Bacote

Raven Brinkley

Jacqueline Clinton-Harris

Brittney Cobb

Jasmine Cobbs

Shannon DeVaughn

Ryan Fox

Cquadayshia Harrington

Lashawn Hoes

Scharlawn Hubbard

Aurielle Jones

Sharon Jones

Courtney Lunsford

Douglas McDuffie

Stacia Mathis

Rory Nixon

Jasmine Thomas

Shakara Thomas

Jolisa Williams

Shaneka Dunn

Renee Lucas

Lisa Morrison

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.

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).

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.

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