University salutes its scholars during annual Honors Convocation

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Dr. Janet Southerland encouraged and provided advice to Saint Augustine’s University honor students during the annual honors convocation to make sure their matriculation at the University is successful.

“Each one of you should make sure you have a mentor,” said Southerland. “It is also most important that you use all of the your resources available to you.” Southerland continued by stressing to the audience of scholars that “you should set goals where you would like to be and make sure that you not only but a plan ‘A,’ but also a plan ‘B’ and ‘C.’”

Dr. Southerland is a professor at Meharry Medical College’s School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tenn.

During the convocation, the University commended nearly 300 students for their distinguished academic achievements. Scholars were recognized for numerous honors such as being on the Dean’s list, being a presidential scholar as well as being a member of an honor society such as Alpha Kappa Mu, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Kappa Chi, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Tau Delta and Lambda Pi Eta, to name a few.

Several scholars were also recognized by each university deans for their success in each school.

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