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Meet Darnell Lambey

Darnell Lambey is an alumnus of Saint Augustine’s College and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration.  He was born and in raised in Washington, DC and attended Archbishop Carroll High School.  While a student at Saint Augustine’s College, he has served as the President of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization from winter 2011 – spring 2012 and during his tenure, he  successfully prepared the organization for its first regional SIFE competition, established a collaborative project with students from North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles, partnered with the Raleigh Business and Technology Center and Common Cause of North Carolina, founded The SIFE Wardrobe, and established the SIFE Microfinance Institution. 

During the summer of 2011, Darnell studied abroad in China for 5 weeks.  While in China, he learned Mandarin Chinese, conducted research on China’s main trades and industries, and visited cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing.

One of his favorite books is Ben Carson’s “Gifted Hands.”  Some of his hobbies include reading, listening to music, drawing and painting, exercising, and helping those in need.  Currently he works as an IT Administrative Assistant of the IRS.  Post-graduation, he intends to pursue a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  His career aspiration is to be an entrepreneur and develop real estate property.  He also wants to establish a non-profit organization which would assist in improving the lives of low-income families affected by the economy, natural disasters, and other unseen circumstances.

Local alumni were able to meet and greet Darnell during the 2012 Family Reunion Cookout, be sure to extend your congratulations as well.

Created August 29, 2012

Alumni Leaders to be Honored During
2012 William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet

October 26, 2012
La Fountaine Bleu, Lanham, MD

The 2012 Recipients Are:

Mr. Samuel S. Williams (1956)

Robert Shepard, PH.D. (1969)

Mr. Earl Gravette (1985)

Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President
Saint Augustine's University

Come celebrate our fellow alumni for their outstanding contributions to our Alma Mater and for their professional and personal achievements. This year we will recognize Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President, Saint Augustine's University for her outstanding leadership and contributions.

2012 has been a spectacular year for the Aug. Join us as we continue to celebrate the Blue Evolution." Tickets are available now. View flyer. To place an add in the souvenir program click here.

Washington Metropolitan Alumni Chapter  
 St. Aug Family Reunion Cookout & Festival
Rock Creek Park - May 26, 2012

2012 Family Reunion and Cookout Photo Album

Generations of St. Aug. alumni and their family and friends attended the 2012 annual St. Aug Family Reunion and cookout including  members from our most recent graduating class of 2011 and the class of 2012.  It was a beautiful day in the park, shaded by the lush trees and greenery, and the Falcon family spent time enjoying great food and company. You'll see the intensity of participants as they engaged in a St. Aug trivia contest, of which Mrs. Wendy Butler Richardson was first place winner with 9 out of 10 correct. However, on this day, everyone was a winner and collected a small prize. Look for our 2013 date and in the meantime, we'll look forward to seeing you at our upcoming William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet on October 26, 2012 -- Be Sure to Save the Date!

The 2011 William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet- 
Salutes the Tradition of Excellence

October 28 2011

2011 Honorees From left to Right: Mrs. Monique Robinson Poole WDCMACSAC President, Mrs. Sheila Mosee Cross; Coach George Williams; Judge Beverly A. Scarlett;  Mr. Donald Christian; Mrs.  Wren Mosee Lester

2011 William Jefferson Honors Award Recipients

The Honorable 
Beverly A. Scarlett 
Class of 1983 ) 
Donald H.Christian
(Class of 1965)
George D. Williams (
Class of 1965)
Dr. Charles Mosee (Posthumously) 
(Class of 1951)


Alumni Leaders to be Honored During
2010 William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet

The Washington DC Metropolitan Alumni Chapter will celebrate the 2010 recipients of the William Jefferson Honors Award on Friday October 15, 2010.  The award recognizes area alumni for their contributions to Saint Augustine's College, their local chapter, the community and for their personal and professional achievements; and will be presented during the William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet on Friday October 15, 2010 at the La Fontaine Bleu in Lanham, Maryland.  The 2010 honorees are: 

Mr. Spottswood T. Bolling (Posthumously) ('64)
Mrs. Annie Sneed Daniels ('68)
Col Lisa D. Weatherington USA (Ret.) ('78)
Mrs. Sheryl Ximines ('86)
LtCol Carrie Miller Johnson-Clark USA (Ret.) ('83)


Make plans to attend the celebration. Banquet tickets are now available. Donation is $60 and funds raised benefit Saint Augustine's College. See the attached flyer for additional information or call 202-421-4119 for tickets.

Celebrate and congratulate your classmates by placing an ad in the souvenir program booklet; view ad information, or visit our web site

2010 William Jefferson Jackson Scholarship Awarded 

Germieka Torrence, a Saint Augustine’s College senior majoring in Sociology is the recipient of the 2010 William Jefferson Jackson Scholarship in the amount of $2000.00.  Germieka has always placed value on the needs of her community and the world around her.  Germieka has inspirations of obtaining a graduate degree, either a master’s or doctorate, in social work and would like to work with children in the foster care system.  She also plans to travel to different countries and help children who are in need of homes.  Ultimately, Germieka plans to start an organization that specializes in serving the needs of teenage girls who may be vulnerable to the negative aspects of their communities.  Join us as we congratulate Germieka Torrence.

The William Jefferson Jackson Scholarship is sponsored by the family of the late William Jefferson Jackson (Billy), a Saint Augustine’s College Graduate. Mr. Jackson was a strong believer in the power of education and giving back to the community.


Saint Augustine's College Honors Dr. Charles Mosee During Sapphire Gala

During the 2010 Sapphire Gala Saint Augustine's College honored Dr. Charles Mosee ('51), neurosurgeon and First Vice President of the Washington DC Metropolitan Alumni Chapter with the Theodore R. Gibson Legacy Award. The award is given to alumni who exemplify the mission of Saint Augustine's College. Dr. Suber presented the award. View additional photos here


Five Educators Recognized During the  2009 William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet

The 2009 Recipients of 
The William Jefferson Jackson Honors Award


Raymond M. Dunston ('60)

 Lillie Ford Artis (69) Roland H. Otey, Jr. ('71) Ruth T. Logan ('90) Dr. Robert Bridges ('6

On Friday October 23, in Lanham Maryland, the Washington DC Metropolitan Alumni Chapter, paid tribute to five outstanding alums, who have dedicated their lives to educating our young and giving back to the community. In attendance were Metro area alums, representatives from the college, Mrs. Sheryl Ximines, Director of Alumni Affairs, Coach George Williams, Athletic Director and a host of family and friends who traveled from across the country to share in this milestone occasion. 

The family and friends who introduced the honorees shared with us the honorees more personal characteristics beyond their professional achievements and reinforced their selection.   The honorees spoke of their gratitude for the support of their family, friends, mentors, and of course our alma mater, and encouraged alumni to continue to be a support system for Saint Augustine's College and the students it serves.  It was festive evening all will long remember. 

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News Archives

2009 Saint Augustine ’s College Family Reunion Cookout & Festival
Alumni, their families, current students and staff gathered in the beautiful Rock Creek Park on June 6, for a day of camaraderie and of course delicious food. It was especially fun to interact with some of our recent graduates like sisters Machere (’09) and Jihan (‘07) Johnston and family; current student Gerald Reed (’10); and Kevin Robinson who is a former student but a Falcon at heart.  The director of alumni affairs, Sheryl Ximines; and Chris Withers the admissions counselor, and his family also attended to greet potential students and mingle with alumni.

The William Jefferson Jackson Annual Honors Banquet
Friday October 17, 2008

The Falcon family and friends gathered to celebrate four DC Metro area alumni for their contributions to our chapter, the college and their communities and for the professional achievements. The honorees were. Dr. George A. Boyd ('50), Mrs. Novella Wright-Ford ('72), Ms. Orabelle Wright-Price ('76), Mrs. Constance Jefferson-Washington ('76), and special recognition was given to Mrs. Mable Bowden-Wright. Photos coming soon.

The National Alumni Association Summer Workshop
July 17 - 19, 2008 alumni from across the country gathered to attend the first workshop held under the leadership of newly elected president, Kim Hayes. The event was filled with informative panels and open discussions that offered attendees the opportunity to contribute to exchange of valuable information. Inspirational speakers shared their insight and as always the food was great.  Alumni were able to experience campus living again, since the workshop attendees were housed in the new student apartments. It was a good weekend filled with great take away resources and new faces. 


Saint Augustine's College Family Reunion Cookout and

On Saturday June 7, the Falcon family from the metro area and cities along the east coast spent the afternoon in Rock Creek Park in Washington DC, during our annual family reunion cookout.  Alumni reunited with classmates they had not seen in years.  In the midst of the heat wave, the tree laden Rock Creek Park was a beautiful backdrop for our alumni and provided relief from the city heat. The day included the induction of new officers.  See photos below.

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New Student Resource Center Now Available on the WDC-MAC-SAC web site. 

The new Student Resource Center created for Metro Area Saint Augustine's College students and their parents is now available. During a meet-n-greet last October held on campus for students from the metro area, they expressed a need for resources for scholarships and job opportunities. This site is a follow-up to our commitment to providing information and resources to the students and an opportunity for them to share their achievements with family and friends.   

Please forward information especially, scholarship and job opportunities to be shared on the site.  A message board is planned for the near future.  Visit here

Students in the City -- February 2008

In February your local chapter had the pleasure of hosting dinner on two afternoons for students and administrators traveling to the Washington DC area. 

On February 6, we were hosts to the women's and men's basketball teams for dinner while they were in town to play Bowie State University Teams.

On February 15, we were hosts to the college choir and traveling faculty who were in town for the Day of Recognition of Historically Black Episcopal Colleges that took place on Saturday February 16, at Howard University.  

Local alumni worked with the Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church and faculty from Saint Paul's and Voorhees Colleges to plan the event for the students of the three institutions. The interaction lead to the desire for the three institutions to build stronger relationships and work together of future events. More to come.  View more about the day here


The Falcon Spirit

On Friday October 26, 2007, during the William Jefferson Jackson Annual Honors Banquet, we celebrated 5 metropolitan area alumni who, Live the Falcon Spirit daily.

Mr. Lawrence Phillip Jones (Posthumously) (‘49)
Mr. Adam Shaw (’57)
Mr. Melvin Miller (’52)
Mrs. Wendy Butler – Richardson (’78)
Ms. Debra Samuels (‘78)


2007 Meet-n-Greet with Class of 2010

On Friday October 19, 2007 during home coming festivities the WDC-MAC-SAC members of the 2010 freshman class from the Washington DC Metropolitan area to a meet-n-greet in the Office of Student Services.  The students were from a number of cities in Maryland, Virginia and the District.  We talked with over 40 students. It was an opportunity to introduce the students to our chapter and find out how we can help make their matriculation smoother. The students expressed that they were in need of information regarding scholarships. As a result of our conversations, we've added a student resources center to our website that at this time offers links to various scholarships and job opportunities in the area.  The students and their families were also invited to our various chapter events throughout the year, the holiday social in December and the Saint Augustine's College Family Reunion and Festival that will be held on June 7, 2008.  Before ending, the WDC-MAC-SAC  members presented the students with a college care package filled with healthy snacks, hand sanitizer and other useful items. The chapter members worked together to create the packages and enjoyed presenting them to the students, who of course enjoyed receiving the gifts. 

Saint Augustine's College Family Reunion Cookout & Festival

On Saturday June 9, during the family reunion cookout, area alumni, family and friends enjoyed a spectacular day of good company, good food, and plenty of outdoor activities. The day's activities included volley ball, games and crafts for the children. And the generations joined together for some good ole' fashion jump rope, the youngest participant of age three to the most mature participants in their sixties and every decade in between spend time playing together at the park. It was indeed a day to remember.  View photo gallery.

Meet, Greet & Get Motivated --

On Saturday April 14, 2007, alumni gathered to greet local high school students and alumni who graduated within the past 5 years. The director of Alumni Affairs shared the exciting changes taking place at Saint Augustine's College. Our featured speaker, Philena DeVaughn engaged attendees and shared tips on how to achieve the results they want in life. Ms. DeVaughn guided attendees through a series of steps designed to help one achieve their goals and live on purpose.


Local Alumni to Receive the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Distinguished Alumni Recognition.

  The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education on March 17, 2007 recognized Mrs. Evelyn Anderson class of '72 (top photo) and Ms. Debra Samuels, class of '78 during their 32nd Annual Distinguished Alumni Recognition Luncheon. Saint Augustine's College Provost, Dr Kim Luckes, presented the awards to Mrs. Anderson and Ms. Samuels.   

The Distinguished Alumni recognition is given to alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions for achievements in their  profession, community service and support of their alma mater. Mrs. Anderson and Ms. Samuels received the recognition along with distinguished alumni from across the country.                                                   

Saint Augustine's College featured in the 2007 HBCU Limited Collectors Edition Calendar
The Danielle Ashley Foundation, a subsidiary of Danielle Ashley Communications and originator of the Limited Collector's Edition HBCU Calendar created and sells the calendars in order to generate awareness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as raising money to support these revered institutions. In 2006 the foundation raised over $65,000 from the sales of the first edition of the calendar series of which $25,000 was donated directly to the United Negro College Fund. The calendar is available at Walgreens and online. View more information.

New web site design
On January 3, 2007, WDC-MAC-SAC launched the second generation of our web site. Our new design will facilitate online networking and  social interactions between alumni. The new Alumni Spotlight  section shares what's going on with our area alumni. A new "Business Directory" has also been added to the site, for alumni to share their business products and services.

Look for the following additions to the website in the coming weeks: an interactive message board and calendar, and  access to online payment of membership dues and donations and a membership business directory.

WDC-MAC-SAC Hosts Falcon Basketball Team
On December 12, 2006 your local chapter was host to the team and coaches for an evening dinner. After a day of travel and extensive practice, the team sat down to a couple of hours of good food and camaraderie before securing a hard fought 87-80  victory over Bowie State on Tuesday.

The 2006 William Jefferson Jackson Annual Honors Banquet
View highlights here.

Campus Highlights

Saint Augustine's College Student Wins Award at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference. January 15, 2007.  View story.

Saint Augustine's College Student Selected to Sing for Presidents Bush and Clinton in March. January 12, 2007. View story.

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