Honoring our founders

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On Sunday, January 25, the Founders’ Observance Chapel Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Historic Chapel. The guest homilist will be the Rev. Dr. N. Brooks Graebner of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, N.C. He will speak regarding Saint Augustine's University in the context of the civil war and reconstruction era.

The Reader's Theatre Troupe will perform a special presentation honoring the founders of Saint Augustine’s University at 7 p.m. in Seby Jones Auditorium on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Admission is free and the general public is invited to attend.

Saint Augustine’s University will host several events to honor its founders’ legacy. On Thursday, January 29, the University will host a Founders’ Observance Convocation at 10 a.m. in Emery Gymnasium. The guest speaker will be Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes. Commissioner Holmes, who serves District 3, received her B.A and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Holmes is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and New York. Currently, she is an attorney for the North Carolina Association of Educators. She has a passion for education advocacy and a strong sense of community. She enjoys serving on the Board of Directors of A Helping Hand, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving seniors and young adults with disabilities, and the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. Most recently, she joined the ranks of North Carolina’s young elected officials when she was elected Wake County Commissioner in November.

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