Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) – Johnson C. Smith University - Charlotte, NC; North Carolina Central University - Durham, NC; Bennett College - Greensboro, NC; and Saint Augustine’s University - Raleigh, NC have joined forces to
- strengthen the interest in the future of learning and education among students, and
- develop connections across HBCUs and in the education sector.
With generous support from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, an HBCU Teaching Fellowship Pilot Program has been established. The lead institution for this initiative is Johnson C. Smith University. Each consortium institution has selected students to serve as HBCU Teaching Fellows in priority designated areas. The priority designated area for Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) is science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SAU is thrilled to announce that Ms. Naudia Gray – Biology Major, Mr. Ka’shawn Robertson – Chemistry Major and Mr. Jose Reyes – Engineering Mathematics Major have been selected as HBCU Teaching Fellows.
The HBCU Teaching Fellowship Program supports – innovation, creativity, leadership, collaborative networking, service learning and mentorship. HBCU Teacher Fellows will attend monthly meetings, conduct service-learning projects with professional mentors, complete surveys, and share knowledge and experiences with peers. Saint Augustine’s University HBCU Teacher Fellows will gain knowledge, skills and resources in a STEM based content area to enhance their interest in the teaching profession and will earn generous stipends.
Saint Augustine’s University HBCU Teaching Fellows – Left to Right: Ka’shawn Robertson - Chemistry Major & Sophomore; Naudia Gay - Biology Major & Junior and Jose Reyes - Engineering Mathematics Major & Sophomore.