Suber Featured Speaker at 11th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Jan. 30, 2012

alt President Dianne Boardley Suber was a featured speaker Saturday, January 28, at the 11th Annual African American Cultural Celebration at the N.C. Museum of History. Suber addressed the college's success in engaging student athletes, which begins with stressing academics over a career in professional sports.

"The media has sent the message, if you play ball well, you will become a professional athlete and never have to work again," Suber said. "All I can promise is that you will graduate. The reality is very few - black or white - will play professional ball."

Suber said she has challenged the entire university community to get involved to protect and prepare student athletes to be successful. "That is our responsibility," she said.

The event also featured speeches and performances by Saint Augustine's University alumni Sherrod Gresham and Dasan Ahanu, and the college's E-Cubed class. Representatives from the college's Gateway Program were also at the celebration.