The Union of Black Episcopalians and the city of Norfolk established a scholarship in honor of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Green, a 1949 Saint Augustine’s University graduate. The endowment fund was announced during a special tribute to Green at the Union of Black Episcopalians 43rd Annual Meeting and Conference, held June 27-July 1 at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va.
The scholarship was established to honor Green’s contributions to the Episcopal Church and the Hampton Roads community. Green, who is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and a former chaplain at the school, was pastor of Norfolk’s Grace Episcopal Church for 30 years before retiring in 1994.
Green has been a force in the community. He served four years on the Norfolk School Board, 20 years on the Norfolk City Council and 10 years as the vice mayor of Norfolk. Green was instrumental in establishing Tidewater Community University’s Norfolk campus, on which the administration building was named in his honor in 2009.
“Rev. Green has made significant contributions to the Saint Augustine’s University community as well as the Hampton Roads area,” said President Dianne Boardley Suber. “He serves as a wonderful role model for our students and is truly a living example of what we are teaching our students – to be change agents in their communities.”
About Saint Augustine’s University
Saint Augustine’s University, established in 1867, is a four-year historically black university in Raleigh, N.C. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the University offers 30 undergraduate degree programs in five academic divisions. Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Commission on Universitys of the Southern Association of Universitys and Schools.
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