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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY

ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND 2013


Welcome Alumni and Friends: Saint Augustine’s University is excited to welcome you “Home” for the celebration of the 146 Year Anniversary of the Founding of the University and the Thirty-Second Commencement Exercise. This weekend is a historic one for the University as it is the first Commencement of Saint Augustine’s University. I am proud to announce that the Class of 2013 are graduates of Saint Augustine’s UNIVERSITY! This has been a very busy, yet rewarding year at The Aug. Our Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Students have worked diligently to insure that the University continues to grow and expand in all areas of the University. We had the great pleasure of spending time with and exposing students to author Tina McElroy Ansa. The National Alumni Association, under the leadership of President Pattye Brown, contributed over $11,000 in scholarships this year to students enrolled in various academic programs. Enrollment is stable and the University’s financial solvency is stronger than ever. Students are studying abroad in Brazil, China, France, South Africa and Spain enhancing their global exposure and experiences. Students are applying for and participating in internships with major corporations and companies all over the country. The Superior Sound Marching Band (SSMB), under the leadership of Mr. Thurman Hollins, performed at the Adrian Carroll Battle of the Bands in October and before a crowd of 4,000 at a rally for President Obama in November at Pullen Park in Raleigh. Former President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker. Our athletic teams continue to represent well in conference and national competition. The Falcons captured their fourth consecutive highest team grade point average award for both women’s and men’s basketball among all participating CIAA teams. Men’s Indoor Track won the NCAA Division II National Championship and Coach George “Pup” Williams was named the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year. The 2012 issue of HBCU Digest listed the President of Saint Augustine’s University as one of the 50 Most Powerful influences in the HBCU community. I continue to represent the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the White House Initiative on HBCUs Advisory Board and was appointed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to the inaugural Homeland Security Advisory Board. Saint Augustine’s University is the only HBCU represented on that Board. I am pleased to share that the Guest Speaker for Honors Convocation this year was Dr. Steve Perry. Dr. Perry is the Founder and Principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut.


There are so many wonderful things taking place at The Aug that I am anxious to share with you. Please do not hesitate to stop me while you’re on campus to hear more about those wonderful things. I would love to know how you have decided to invest in your Alma Mater and how we can help make the investment a reality. We stand ready to assist you this weekend in the days and years to come. Congratulations to the Fiftieth Year Class – the Class of 1963 and all of the other classes in reunion – Classes of ‘3’s and ‘8’s. Welcome home and have a wonderful weekend. Falcons Soar High! With kindest regards, Dianne Boardley Suber President Saint Augustine’s University


Fellow Alumni and Friends, It is with a great deal of pride and exuberance that I greet you on behalf of our Chairman, Reverend Hilton O. Smith, and the other Trustees of Saint Augustine’s University. Exciting things are happening on our beloved St. Aug campus! From the talented and exemplary student body to the renewal of the campus grounds and facilities, you will notice changes immediately upon entering the campus. We welcome you back to your year of reunion and wish you God’s speed as you renew old acquaintances and develop new friendships. Saint Augustine’s is on the move! She needs all of our support if she is to be the landmark University that continues to turn out amazing graduates who ultimately become “World Changers,” just as you have become. Please continue to keep St. Aug in your budget and in your prayers! Blessings to each of you, Rev. Dr. William T. Newkirk, Class of 1969 Trustee – Alumni Representative

Greetings Fellow Alums: As you gather to celebrate and participate in your respective class reunions, take a moment to reflect on the impact your combined efforts will have on our beloved alma mater, Saint Augustine’s University. On behalf of the National Alumni Association of Saint Augustine’s University, Inc., I thank you for your continued support which enables the University to make a difference in the lives of young women and men that call the Falcon Nation home! We applaud your giving spirit and wish many good blessings to you all. All hail the blue & white! Pattye L. Brown Class of 1986 President National Alumni Association


Greetings Falcons! On behalf of the Alumni Affairs office, we invite you to return to where it all began 146 years ago. Come join us as we celebrate the first class reunion celebration for Saint Augustine’s University! Please reserve May 3-5, 2013, to attend your very special 2013 Reunion Weekend. As the University continues to celebrate years of Academic Excellence, your reunion will be a nostalgic time for reconnecting with old friends, making new ones and remembering those unforgettable occasions that made your college experience remarkable. Special congratulations are extended to the Golden Class — Class of 1963 — on celebrating 50 years! Fellow Falcons, Saint Augustine’s University needs your continued love, commitment and financial support! During these economic times the students of our fine University need your support now more than ever. Your support will help the University excel, and maintain the University as a nationally recognized institution for generations to come. Also, I challenge you to stay connected and engaged with Saint Augustine’s University! Help increase alumni participation and membership within your Region by joining a local chapter, serve as a mentor to our current students and reach out to young alumni in your region and assist them with securing a job after graduation or attending graduate school. You can stay connected with the Alumni Affairs Office by calling 919-516-4343 or via email at alumniaffairs@st-aug.edu. Also, visit our website, www.st-aug.edu to stay abreast of the University’s alumni updates, news and events. Encourage your fellow classmates to join you at your reunion celebration in May! We look forward to seeing and spending time with you during your 2013 Reunion Weekend Celebration! Sincerely, Sheryl Harris-Ximines Class of 1986 Director, Alumni Affairs


Alumni Registration Martin Luther King Mini-Conference Room 12-8 p.m. ■ Check-in with Class Leader(s) ■ Pick-up Pre-Paid Event Tickets ■ Make Class Gift ARMY ROTC Commissioning Historic Chapel 10 a.m. A commissioned officer will lead soldiers in all situations and adjust in environments that are always changing. They are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission. Join Saint Augustine’s University’s Falcon Battalion as the U.S. Army’s newest officers are commissioned. National Alumni Association Meeting & State of the University Update MLK Conference Center 2-4 p.m. Join the Saint Augustine’s University National Alumni Association (NAA) Executive Officers meeting as the Association presents updates on recent chapter development, increase in memberships, regional structure and the proposed updated constitution. The NAA works closely with the University to increase alumni giving and fund-raising initiatives for the Association and its’ Chapters. During this meeting, President Dianne Boardley Suber will give an update on the State of the University. Seniors’ and Parent’s Reception MLK Mall — Grassy Area 4 p.m. Alumni Hospitality Salons A and B, Hilton North Raleigh 8:30 p.m. Mix and mingle with your fellow classmates at the Falcon Hospitality room on Friday night. Enjoy time looking through yearbooks and reminiscing about your favorite times during your matriculation at Saint Augustine’s University. Also, check out your yearbook online by visiting the Alumni section of our website at www.st-aug.edu.


Reunion Class Meetings and Photos Boyer Building Classrooms 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Maximize your class gift during your meeting with your class leader for your individual gift presentation to Saint Augustine’s University. All gifts will be presented during the Alumni Banquet scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Picnic Goold Hall Lawn, Saint Augustine’s University Campus 1–2:30 p.m. Make new Falcon memories with old friends as we gather for the annual alumni picnic. There will be great food, fellowship and fun as alumni and friends return home to celebrate their reunions. Alumni Banquet and Gift Presentations MLK Conference Center Ballroom 7-9 p.m. Join returning alumni in celebration of the 2013 Reunion Weekend. Enjoy dinner with classmates as you celebrate your reunion. During the banquet, outstanding and special award presentations will be made, and each alumni class will make their gift presentations to the University. Reminisce and reconnect with those you haven’t seen in years!


Breakfast (On your own) 7-7:45 a.m. University Cafeteria Cost: $3.50 Class of 1963 Photo (In academic regalia) 8 a.m. MLK Mall area Assemble for Academic Procession (Class of 1963) 8:15 a.m. MLK Mall Area Commencement Campus Quadrangle 9 a.m. Join the Saint Augustine’s University family at the 146th Annual University Commencement Exercises. Degrees will be conferred upon the class of 2013 and 50th Year Anniversary certificates will be presented to the Class of 1963.


Falcon Headquarters: Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown 3415 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 For reservations, call: 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or www.northraleigh.hilton.com Room Rates: $99.00 – Single, Double, $109 – Triple, $119.00 – Quad Rates good through April 23, 2013. Saint Augustine’s University Commencement-Reunion Weekend May 2013 Code: STA


Emeritus Class: A. Melvin Miller; 703-370-6358; mllmelvin@comcast.net 1933-1962: Docenia Hammond; 919-828-9676 1963: Henry Lindsey; 301-248-9223; henry.lindsey@verizon.net Gloria Merritt; 919-833-9569; gesm@msn.com Germaine Pinckney; 919-363-7056; gpinckney2@nc.rr.com 1968: Reginald Stevens; 757-838-6984; huvsuhu@aol.com 1973: Dennis Davis; 919-231-3734; dodreal@bellsouth.net Margaret Turner; 919-519-5068; staug73a@gmail.com 1978: Malissa Obame; 919-673-5997; malissaobame@yahoo.com Cheryl Dent; 804-968-4743; mosley_dent_78@yahoo.com Wendy Butler; 202-722-5064; wendydellene@msn.com 1983: Austin R. Cooper; 732-821-8649; austinrcooper@hotmail.com Pamela Twitty; 919-878-9801; ptwitty@st-aug.edu 1988: Alexander Dabney; 202-425-4573; alexander@traveldocs.com; drpchman@hotmail.com Arthur (A.C.) Christian; 704-766-1179; art.christian@cmsk12.nc.us Garistine D. Simmons; 910-868-9202; garistinedavis@aol.com 1993: Stephanie Rice; 704-458-0787; srice@insp.com 803-578-1040; ssrice04@gmail.com Bianca Baumann; 704-701-1284; knowledge5@aol.com 1998; Isoke Baptiste: 301-806-1859; isoke.baptiste@gmail.com 2003: Amber Craig; 919-402-3500; a.craig01@yahoo.com 2008: Brandon Stokes; 704-488-2827; wendellstokes@gmail.com


GIVING TO SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY

As you celebrate your anniversary reunion year, making a gift to Saint Augustine’s University demonstrates your commitment to the sustainability of your alma mater. Below are answers to questions that many alumni ask as they consider giving to Saint Augustine’s University during their reunion year. Hopefully the information below will help you decide how to support the University during your reunion celebration. ■ Each class member has a giving goal for their reunion gift to Saint Augustine’s University. ■ Gifts to the Annual Fund are very important because they provide immediate support for the students and faculty and provide them with academic resources and commensurate quality. ■ Gifts to other interests and purposes, including planned gifts, are also appreciated and reported in the class’s overall fundraising total. ■ All gifts received between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, will be credited toward the class’s fundraising totals. Corporate matching gifts received during this time period will also be included. Pledges must be paid by June 30, 2013, in order to be recognized in class totals. WAYS TO GIVE Check or Money Order Credit Cards Gifts Matching Gifts Securities/Stock Planned Gifts Endowed Scholarships Electronic Fund (EFT) and Wire Transfer Online Giving — www.st-aug.edu CONTACT THE OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AT 919-516-4092 ALL GIFTS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY


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Spouse/Guest(s) Please check the events you plan to attend and number in your party. ACTIVITY QUANTITY Picnic $20.00 p/person* Alumni Banquet $25.00 p/person* NAA, Inc. Meeting Sunday breakfast $3.50 p/person *Activities are complimentary to 50th year class members only. YOU MAY CHARGE YOUR PURCHASES TO: Master Card Card Number

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MAIL THIS FORM W/CHECK OR CREDIT CARD PAYMENT TO: Saint Augustine’s University Office of Alumni Affairs 1315 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27610 For more information call the Office of Alumni Affairs – 919-516-4343 or visit our website at www.st-aug.edu.


February - June 2013 Regional Meetings Dates and Times TBA May 3-5, 2013 2013 Class Reunion and Commencement Weekend July 25-28, 2013 National Alumni Association Annual Conference Charleston, SC October 6-12, 2013 Homecoming Week October 12, 2013 Homecoming Game July 24-28, 2014 Nassau, Bahamas For more information, contact Office of Alumni Affairs, 919-516-4343 or email, alumniaffairs@st-aug.edu.


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