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|Motto||Veritas vos liberabit|
Motto in English
|The truth will set you free|
|Founder||Jacob Brinton Smith|
|President||Everett B. Ward|
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina,
|Campus||Urban, 105 acres (0.42 km2)|
|Colors||Blue and White
Saint Augustine's University is a historically black college located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The college was founded in 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina by prominent Episcopal clergy for the education of freed slaves.
Founded in 1867 as Saint Augustine's Normal School, the institution first changed its name to Saint Augustine's School in 1893 and then to Saint Augustine's Junior College in 1919 when it began offering college-level coursework. It began offering coursework leading to a four-year degree in 1927 and changed its name to Saint Augustine's College one year later with the first baccalaureate degrees awarded in 1931. In 2012, the institution again expanded its focus and changed its name to St. Augustine's University.
In April 2014, in the midst of what The Chronicle of Higher Education characterized as "significant turmoil" and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education described as "financial problems...stemming from a loss in enrollment and revenue," the university's board of trustees fired university president Dianne Boardley Suber one month prior to her planned retirement. At the same time, the board reinstated two senior employees that Suber had recently fired. Suber had led the university for nearly 15 years.
Dr. Everett Ward was appointed President in 2015 after serving as interim President since 2014.
Saint Augustine's University was the nation's first historically black college to have its own on-campus commercial radio and television stations (WAUG 750 AM, WAUG-TV 8, and Time Warner cable channel 10). It is also the only school in the Raleigh/Durham area to offer a degree in film production.
Of the 5 colleges in the Western world which have awarded honorary degrees to controversial Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Saint Augustine's College is one of only 2 which has not revoked the award (in this case, a Legum Doctor).
In 2011, the university barred a student from participation in the 2011 commencement exercises because of a negative comment he had made on the College's Facebook page. Shortly thereafter, the student initiated a lawsuit against the College in North Carolina State Court which was later settled out of court.
In the summer of 2013, local news affiliates reported that two convicted murderers had been hired by the university to work for a children's summer camp. Although the university defended the employees as "exemplary employees and productive members of the community", the university reassigned them.
St. Augustine's College Campus
|Location||Oakwood Ave., Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Area||20 acres (8.1 ha)|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Romanesque|
|NRHP reference #||80002903|
|Added to NRHP||March 28, 1980|
|Latham Hall, 1974
|Weston Hall, 1986
|FalkCrest Court, 2007
|Atkinson Hall, 1961
|Boyer Hall, 1990
||Baker Hall, 1963
|Lynch Hall, 1961
Athletic Upperclassmen Residence
The school's size is 105 acres (0.42 km2) of historic land in an Urban setting and large city (250,000 - 499,999), just minutes away from downtown. The main area of the campus is approximately 60 acres (240,000 m2) of land housing the following facilities:
Emery Gymnasium, George "Pup" Williams Track & Field Stadium, Penick Hall of Math & Sciences, Charles Mosee Building (Office of Academic Affairs), Delany Hall (Office of Financial Aid & Admissions), Martin Luther King, Jr. Reception Center, Joseph C. Gordan Health & Science Center, The Prezell R. Robinson Library, Cheshire Building (Division of Business), Tuttle Hall of Military Sciences, St. Agnes Hospital, Goold Hall Student Union, Charles H. Boyer Administration Building (Office of the President), Hunter Administration Bldg., Hermitage Faculty Bldg., Benson Bldg. of Technology, Seby Jones Fine Arts Center, and The Historic Chapel.
In recent years, the university's annual enrollment has approximated 800-1000 students, about half from North Carolina, the remainder from 37 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, and 30 other foreign countries. Its faculty consists of nearly 100 persons.
|Division of Business||Division of Liberal Arts & Education||Division of Social Sciences|
|Visual & Performing Arts||Division of Natural Science & Mathematics||Division of Military Science|
The mission of "The Gateway Lifelong Learning Program" is to offer non-traditional, continuing and alternative academic educational opportunities for adult learners. The Gateway Program is designed to give working, non-traditional and community college transfer students an option to pursue a degree and / or personal/professional development. These academic programs address the learning needs of employed adults who prefer an educational delivery system that is participatory and experientially related to the workplace. An example of an educational program consistent with the lifelong learning philosophy is the Organizational Management (OM) major, which is offered through the university's Gateway Program. This unique program offers an ideal alternative academic opportunity for the employed adult to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in an accelerated format while attending classes during the evening each week.
|Bernard Allen||1962||Educator and long-time lobbyist for the North Carolina Association of Educators; North Carolina House member, 2003-2006|||
|Hannah Diggs Atkins||first African-American woman elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives (1968-1980)|
|Luther Barnes||1976||Gospel music recording artist|
|Ralph Campbell, Jr.||former North Carolina State Auditor; the first African-American elected to that position in North Carolina|
|Travis Cherry||Grammy Nominated Music Producer|
|Anna Julia Cooper||writer, educator, one of the first African-American women to receive a PhD.|
|Bessie and Sadie Delany||Bessie, 1911
|African Americans who published their best-selling memoir, Having Our Say, at the ages of 102 and 104, respectively|||
|Henry Beard Delany||first African-American Episcopal Bishop|
|Hon. Hubert Thomas Delany||American civil rights pioneer, a lawyer, politician, Assistant U.S. Attorney, the first African American Tax Commissioner of New York and one of the first appointed African American judges in New York City|
|Ruby Butler DeMesme||1969||former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Installations and Environment|
|Ramon Gittens||Sprinter at the 2012 Summer Olympics|||
|Robert X. Golphin||Actor "The Great Debaters"|
|Trevor Graham||former track & field coach|
|Alex Hall||former NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, and New York Giants and currently in the Canadian Football League|
|Maycie Herrington||documentarian of the Tuskegee Airmen and social worker|||
|Ike Lassiter||the first NFL player ever from St. Augustine's College|
|William McBryar||Medal of Honor recipient|
|Angelique Monét||1998||Former Ms. Black South Carolina, multi-media talent, and world's only stage actress ventriloquist, also appointed nobility title Princess of Aquitaine|
|Hon. James E.C. Perry||1966||Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida|
|Antonio Pettigrew||2000 Olympic gold medalist in the men's 4 × 400 meter relay for the United States. He also won the gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo.|
|Chaz Robinson||professional football player|
|Lloyd Quarterman||chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project|