Sigma Tau Delta International English Honorary Society Induction Ceremony

Two SAU students, Jasmine Rios, pictured top, and Kelsey Arnold, pictured bottom, were recently inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, an international English Honorary Society, during a ceremony presided over by Dr. Shawn Lewis and Dr. Joyce Russell. Also pictured are SAU English majors, along with faculty and staff members. In celebration of National Poetry Month, the English Department is also presenting a “Poetry Slam” from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday in the Gallery of Seby Jones. The public is invited.


Saint Augustine's University Student Receives MetLife Scholarship

RALEIGH, NC– Saint Augustine’s University junior Genele B. Tulloch of Raleigh, NCreceived a $2,000 MetLife STEM Scholarship from the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC). Genele is majoring in Engineering Mathematics.  


Recipients of the MetLife scholarship must have financial need; meet or exceed a 3.2 grade point average; and demonstrate campus involvement, work experience or community service experience. Preference is given to computer, engineering or math majors, and students from underrepresented populations in those majors. 


MetLife has contributed $76,000 over the past four years for scholarships to independent college students in North Carolina,” said ICFNC Director Colleen Kinser. “Their support of students in the critical STEM majors is greatly appreciated.”  


The Independent College Fund of North Carolina, is a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU), the sector of higher education that represents North Carolina’s 36 private, non-profit colleges and universities. 



About NCICU 

The mission of NCICU is to support, represent, and advocate for North Carolina independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. NCICU also provides research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conducts staff development workshops for campus personnel, and coordinates collaborative programs that provide money-saving benefits to campuses. For more information about NCICU, visit 

SAU Student Critically Injured in Columbia, S.C. Shooting

March 18, 2018

The Saint Augustine’s University community is saddened about the recent shooting in downtown Columbia, S. C., that has critically injured one of our students. Howard Boone Jr. is a 23-year-old criminal justice major from Raleigh N.C. Mr. Boone was visiting the area with friends and was an innocent victim.

 “The University continues to pray for Mr. Boone and his family, said Dr. Everett B. Ward. “Mr. Boone is a model student and well respected among his peers.”

Boone is a high-achieving student, who is a member of SAU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). He received his airborne certification last year, with aspirations of being commissioned as a second lieutenant into the United States Army upon graduation.

“We continue to be concerned with the rising incidences of gun violence affecting our young people, added. Dr. Ward. “It is time for serious dialogue to take place to address this national crisis.”

 The University continues to monitor the condition of Mr. Boone and has him and his family lifted in prayer daily.

Saint Augustine’s University HBCU Teaching Fellows Attends Kick-Off Meeting


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

  1. strengthen the interest in the future of learning and education among students, and

  2. 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.

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.