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Saint Augustine’s University Announces 2012 Fall Convocation Speaker

September 10, 2012

alt Saint Augustine’s University is pleased to announce the 2012 fall convocation speaker, Reuben Young, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Fall convocation will take place, Thursday, September 20 on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University.

The Department of Public Safety was formed in January of 2012, making Young the first secretary of its kind. Young attended Howard University and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University. Throughout his career, Young has served as chief legal counsel for Mike Easley, Assistant District Attorney for Travis County in Texas and practiced private law, while residing in Texas.

“Reuben Young is the kind of change agent we hope our students will one day become,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s University. “We are excited to have him on campus and know he’ll serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for our students.”

Congratulations to Miles Valentine, St. Aug Alum

September 8, 2012

Miles Valentine, alumnus of Saint Augustine’s University, has produced a documentary, "Brace of the Valentines," that has been selected for inclusion in the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival to take place in Norcross, GA, October 12-14, 2012.

This festival is sponsored by The Urban Mediamakers Association which is a not-for-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) consortium of aspiring and professional individuals in animation, film, gaming, music, new media, print and television. The three day film festival attracts filmmakers from all over the world. Another Saint Augustine’s University alumnus, Eric Barstow's film, "Bi-Racial Me" won first place in the Documentary Shorts category in this same festival in 2011. Congratulations Miles!

Pictured: Miles Valentine.

SAU Students Take Trip to DNC

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altFour Saint Augustine's University students joined reporters from across the country at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Sept. 3, for hands-on experience in political reporting and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Jonathan Dockery-Statesville, NC, Aisha Taylor-Groton, CT, Claude Simeus-West Palm Beach, Fl. and Christian Roberson-Richmond, VA, interviewed delegates, shot b-roll, and produced news stories for WAUG, Saint Augustine's University's radio and television station. Former President Bill Clinton, Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina, Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention, and Newark New Jersey Mayor, Cory Booker all made appearances during the Democratic National Convention.

President Obama and Vice President Biden accepted the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President on Thursday, Sept. 6.

St. Aug’s Testing Center Leading the Way

September 5, 2012

The Testing Center of Saint Augustine's College is a bustling place that is available to test takers from all over the world. Recently, the Testing Center hosted a Puerto Rican native who came to take a veterinary test at St. Aug because it was the only location offering the test.

The Testing Center of St. Aug offers standardized, monitored and foreign services tests. "Whatever certification someone needs for their job, we offer it," stated Shanae Barco, testing coordinator.

St. Aug's Testing Center is the only ACT test location in Raleigh.

"Last semester we started offering GRE prep courses for our students in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center," stated Barco.

For more information on the Testing Center and all that it offers, contact Shanae Barco at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SAU Hosts Second Annual Music Fest

Saint Augustine's University | Press Releases | Page 4 Saint Augustine's University hosted its second annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 31, on the campus quadrangle. The campus came alive with music from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. as supporters enjoyed music from a variety of local and national jazz artists. The evening opened with a riveting performance from James Brown and Friends and the soulful sounds of Sweet Dreams culminated the event. Throughout the evening, friends of the University gave donations in support of the General Scholarship Fund.

Other performers Friday evening were Eve Cornelious, the Al Strong Quintet, Moment's Notice, Uniquely Different and Jus Once.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the General Scholarship Fund.

Click here to see photos from the event.

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