Dr. Anna Julia Cooper

1858 – 1964

An author and university President. Born a slave, the 4th black woman to earn a Ph.D.

Dr. Selma Burke

1900 – 1995

Ph.D. and famed artist of bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Bessie & Sadie Delany

Daughters of Bishop Henry Delany. Raised and educated on the SAU campus. National fame for their best-selling book, Having Our Say.

Dr. Lloyd Quarterman

1918 – 1982

Worked with Albert Einstein on Manhattan Project. Scholar and athlete.

Ralph Campbell Jr.

1946 – 2011

First black person to hold statewide elected office in NC as State Auditor.

Travis Cherry

2-time Grammy nominated music producer, musician and songwriter. Worked with Jennifer Lopez and more.

Justice James E. C. Perry

Justice, Florida Supreme Court. Founder, Jackie Robinson Sports Association.

Dr. Prezell R. Robinson

SAU President for 27 years. Raised over $35 million for SAU. Elected head of United Negro College Fund.

Judge Constance B. Tobias

Chair, Department Appeals Board, US DHHS. Former Chief Law Judge, Board of Veterans Appeals.

George Williams

Has coached SAU to 39 NCAA Division II national track & field champion-ships. 2004 US Olympic Head Coach Track & Field.

Amber Craig

Founder and CEO of Craig Insurance Group, Durham NC. Owner, Smallcakes

Eve Craig

CFO, Craig Insurance Group-Durham, NC Nationwide. Owner, Smallcakes (Cupcake Shop)

Rodrick Miller

CEO of Invest Puerto Rico