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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.

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

St. Aug Board of Trustee Member Visited Campus

Nov. 8, 2011

alt Saint Augustine's University Board of Trustees member Dr. Charlotte Fairchild visited campus Friday, Nov. 3, to help students prepare to enter the professional world.

During her time on campus, Fairchild conducted mock interviews with students and spoke to business classes about her experiences at General Electric. Fairchild gave the students practical advice about navigating the corporate world.

St. Aug Acquires City Lots

Nov. 8, 2011

altThe City of Raleigh approved a vote last week to sell a maximum of 15 City-owned lots to Saint Augustine's University's Community Development Corporation (CDC) for the development of single family homes.

St. Aug is 1 of 10 HBCUs charged by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide and promote affordable housing while simultaneously stimulating the economy. For more information contact the Community Development Corporation at 919-516-4754.

St. Aug's Division of Social Sciences Salute Du Bois

Nov. 8, 2011

alt The Division of Social Sciences hosted their second annual W.E.B Du Bois colloquium on Thursday, November 3. Students performed various theatrical skits on Du Bois' childhood, career and racially charged social issues such as interracial dating.

Josh Robinson, sophomore in Sociology, presented a brief biography on the background of Du Bois. He summed up Du Bois' life by saying, "he achieved greatness." Pictured: students used the recent Troy Davis case to show the importance of the NAACP in present day. W.E.B. DuBois was a founding father of the NAACP.

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