Saint Augustine’s College celebrated the official opening of the academic year during its 145th Fall Convocation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on the campus quadrangle.

“Over the course of 145 years, we have continued to grow from an institution established to educate newly freed slaves to a college ready to meet the demands of a 21st century globalized society,” President Dianne Boardley Suber said. “St. Aug continues to charge forward.”

The convocation ceremony came on the heels of the Raleigh City Council’s unanimous approval of the college’s Special Use Permit for the George Williams Athletic Complex. Suber commended the college community for how they united in support of the stadium project.

“We had to deal with resistance that, in all honesty, we did not anticipate,” Suber said. “The St. Aug family came together to stand for what is good for the college and the entire community. We are indeed a family, and we will continue to be good stewards in this community.”

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