Each year, Saint Augustine’s honors students for their academic achievements. Below, we highlight three of those winners. (A list of winners for 2016 follows.)
Austin Jamal Keith
Outstanding Senior Student, Division of Military Science
How did it feel to receive your award? “It was a humbling experience for me receiving my award but yet very thankful giving God all the praise for it.”
What do you hope to pursue as a career? “I will pursue a career as an officer in the U.S military.”
What’s one piece of advice that you have for the freshmen in your major? “Don’t take too many courses than you can handle. Keep a great rapport with your professors. Always get work done first before other activities you participate in.”
Outstanding Senior Student, School of Social and Behavioral Science
How did it feel to receive your award?“I was excited and felt honored to be chosen among so many other talented seniors and students within my department and overall school. It felt great to receive the award but personally it serves as a reminder for me to do more, to keep excelling and to hopefully inspire someone else along the way.”
What do you hope to pursue as a career? I aspire to be an education policy analyst one day.
What’s one piece of advice that you have for the freshmen in your major? For the freshmen pursuing criminal justice, I advise them to get involved on campus, get to know the professors in our department, & take advantage of opportunities for internships right away. It’s okay to not know exactly what you want to do in the field right now, but it is not okay to not have any type of plan at all.
Outstanding Senior, School of Science, Mathematics & Public Health
How did it feel to receive your award? “I feel like my goals that I had set as a freshmen were accomplished. I told myself that I would work hard to overcome every obstacle and I did that.”
What do you hope to pursue as a career? “I hope to become a Mechanical Engineer one day.”
What’s one piece of advice that you have for the freshmen in your major? “Get to know the professors and upperclassmen within the department because they are your resources for success.”