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St. Aug Quiz Bowl Team Wins First Place at Hampton University Competition

alt Saint Augustine's University's Honors University Quiz Bowl Team won first place in the quiz bowl tournament at the National Association of African American Honor Programs. The event was hosted by Hampton University, Virginia State University and Elizabeth City State University on Hampton's campus. The theme was "Transforming Lives through Honors."

The Saint Augustine's University team defeated all competitors to take home the quiz bowl trophy.

Scores:

Game 1 - Saint Augustine's University: 140, Elizabeth City State University: 10

Game 2 - Saint Augustine's University: 110, Florida A&M University: 40

Game 3 - Saint Augustine's University: 180, South Carolina State University: 40

Game 4 - Saint Augustine's University: 140, North Carolina Central University: 70

Pictured from left to right are the members of the Honors University Quiz Bowl Team:

Front: Ernest Swan, Quietshone Howell, Antwoine Coleman and Dale-Ajee Alexander, Back: Shaia Scott, Patrick Hill (Captain), Ms. Brandi Geary (Coach),and Laura Davion

2011 CDC Board Meeting

Nov. 21, 2011
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The Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation held its Board of Directors meeting on November 18th to review the Saint Augustine's University Planning Study jointly developed by the university and the City of Raleigh.

On July 18th, the Raleigh Urban Design Center hosted a group of Saint Augustine's University leaders, key staff and alumni of SAU to discuss long term plans and visions for the SAU campus and community. The CDC board reviewed the draft document and will make recommendation to the City of Raleigh. Ms. Angela Dunston from the Governor's Office also attended this meeting.

Wake County Human Services Honors Saint Augustine’s College Students as 2011 Peer Educators of the Year

Nov. 8, 2011

alt On Friday, November 4, 2011 students at Saint Augustine's University were selected as Wake County Human Services 2011 HIV/STD Peer Educators of the Year.

The St. Aug peer educators are responsible for promoting sexual health and providing fellow students with information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. In addition, the peer educators distribute information on local STD testing sites.

Wake County will host a recognition ceremony in honor of the Saint Augustine's University students on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Wake County Commons Building at 6:00 p.m.

“It’s my job to educate my peers, as well as the community on HIV and STD’s stated Tatiana Jackson, a peer educator of 2 years. “Whatever questions I can answer, I will.”

President of Saint Augustine's University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said, “It is so important for students to serve as role models for their peers. I’m proud of these students for taking such an active role in the health of their generation.”

The peer educators being honored are:

Shanequa Becton, Tatiana Jackson, Aurielle Jones, Princess Goodridge, Fatimah Waliyyudin, Sharazad Donastorg, Linnoya Watkins, Janice Holeman, Brianna Roach, Ryan Mattress.

Click here to view the video produced by Wake County Governement featuring St. Aug's peer educators.

Pep Rally Honors St. Aug CIAA Championship Volleyball Team Tuesday

Nov. 8, 2011

altThe Saint Augustine's University volleyball team is still savoring its CIAA championship victory.

A pep rally was held Tuesday, November 8 to honor the Lady Falcons, who stunned two-time defending champion Chowan University 3-2 Sunday. The championship is the 18th in school history.

A large crowd circled around the Martin Luther King mall on campus to watch the celebration, which included the cheerleaders and marching band. The volleyball team showed off its championship plaque after they were introduced. Head Coach Nikki Bynum and Athletic Director George Williams spoke during the event and President Dianne Boardley Suber took photos with the team.

Bynum is still trying to grasp the moment. In a span of four days, the Lady Falcons went from almost being eliminated from the CIAA Tournament on the first day to celebrating their title run.

“I am still waiting for somebody to wake me up,” Bynum said.

A first-year university coach, Bynum guided the Lady Falcons to third place in the CIAA Southern Division during the regular season with nine players. The team survived pool play on a tiebreaker which sent them to the semifinals against Winston-Salem State, which beat the Lady Falcons twice during the regular season.

The Lady Falcons turned the tables on the Lady Rams in the semifinals, winning 3-0 in dominating fashion. That set up a showdown against Chowan, the two-time defending champions, in a repeat of last year’s championship match. Down 0-2, the Lady Falcons were facing match point but rallied for the five-set victory.

The Lady Falcons were led by the senior trio of Kathryn Tokarski (Saskatchewan, Canada), Keisha Parris (St. Catherine, Jamaica) and Roxanne Smith (St. Catherine, Jamaica). Parris finished with 20 kills and Tokarski added 15 kills while Smith had 46 assists in the finals. The pep rally was especially satisfying for the three seniors, who had to wait a year to avenge last year’s title loss to Chowan.

“It’s been a rollercoaster ride this season but we showed how much we wanted it in the championship match,” Tokarski said.

The students, faculty and staff showed their appreciation at the pep rally judging from the turnout.

“It is nice to get the support,” Smith said. “This is great.”

The season is not over for the Lady Falcons yet. With the championship win, they gained the automatic berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament. They find out their opponent Sunday during a selection show on ncaa.com.

“The pep rally is additional motivation to go into regionals and do a good job,” Parris said.

Follow Saint Augustine's University athletics on www.saintaugfalcons.com.

Fox's Rising Apprentice Scholarship Awarded to St. Aug Student

Nov. 8, 2011

alt Fox News Channel (FNC) has selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Each scholarship recipient received a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2012 at either the network's New York or Washington, DC newsroom.

The Saint Augustine's University student selected was Sakeeda Freeman, a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism. "The opportunity to join a top news organization is a dream come true," Freeman said. "The Ailes program is a door-opening opportunity that will allow me to build on all I have learned from Saint Augustine's University.

Pictured: Scholarship recipients: Sakeeda Freeman and Luz Pena seen here with Roger Ailes of the Ailes program

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