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.