The Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter hosted its annual Saint Augustine’s University Day and honors luncheon on Sunday, April 19. The event took place at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, Ga. Local alumni, officers of the National Alumni Association and supporters were in attendance.
President Everett B. Ward, Ph.D. was the speaker for the morning worship service. The theme of his message was the importance of supporting historically black colleges and universities. During his delivery, he emphasized a few of the successes of the students at Saint Augustine’s University.Everyone came away feeling really good about what he had to say about our beloved alma mater.
After the worship service, attendees enjoyed the Fourth Annual Honors Luncheon, where the charge to support Saint Augustine’s University was given by National Alumni President Pattye Brown. The luncheon honorees were as follows: Sheila A. Stocker, recipient of the Stewardship Award; Sheryl Harris-Ximines, recipient of the Civic Leader Award; and Dr. Joseph H. Silver, Sr., recipient of the Leadership Award. For the first time, honorary members were inducted into the chapter. A perpetual plaque was unveiled reflecting the names of inductees Clyde James (posthumously), Harold Walker and Reverend Harold Lockett.