Falcons mentor students during CIAA Tournament

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The prestigious CIAA Tournament was about more than basketball for the Saint Augustine’s University men’s and women’s teams last week.

The Falcons and Lady Falcons took a break from their busy schedules to visit Bruns Academy, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, on Monday, February 23, 2015, as part of their CIAA Community Service Project.

The basketball teams and SAU Interim President Dr. Everett B. Ward spent time in the classrooms with the kids. The Lady Falcons read books to the kindergarteners and the Falcons interacted with the middle school students.

“It was a pleasure speaking to the young people at Bruns Academy,” SAU Women’s Head Basketball Coach Rachel Bullard said. “The youth need to see more people like themselves. It makes them believe that they can accomplish great things if they stay in school and make good grades.”

SAU Men’s Head Basketball Coach MarQus Johnson agreed with Coach Bullard.

“It was a great experience for the kids and the team,” Johnson said. “This is what being an SAU student-athlete is all about.”

Click HERE to view video footage of their visit.

Campus Events


Sunday, May 8: Baccalaureate Program; 6 p.m.; Saint Augustine's Chapel


Friday, May 13: Stone of Hope Gala; 7 p.m.; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC; $100 per person


Saturday, May 14: Commencement; 9 a.m.; University Quadrangle