October 2017, Top story

Students march to the polls

22308864_10155531777952419_5619361822804164718_nRaleigh, NC (Oct. 10, 2017) – On Tuesday, October 10, the Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Student Government Association (SGA), along with president, Dr. Everett B. Ward, the Superior Sound Marching Band, and other University officials led students to vote in the 2017 Raleigh Municipal Election. The students gathered in the University quad, where they were addressed by Isis Thomas, SGA president; Kendrick Cunningham, student trustee; and Dr. Ward. From there, they walked to the Tarboro Road Community Center where they were greeted by candidates and volunteers.
Students turned out in significant numbers with great representation from members of various athletic teams and student-led organizations. SAU president, Dr. Ward, was pleased with the student participation.  “It’s rewarding for me as president of Saint Augustine’s University to see our students participating in the foundation of American democracy, and that’s the right to vote.”
Two weeks ago, SAU hosted a forum to allow candidates running for office the opportunity to discuss issues and matters of concern with the University and surrounding community.