January 2015 Chapter Newsletter
January 2015 National Alumni Association Updates
Meet Darnell Lambey
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.
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
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.
Mr. Earl Gravette
Dr. Dianne Boardley
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
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.
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!
2011 William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet-
Tradition of Excellence
October 28 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
William Jefferson Honors Award Recipients
Alumni Leaders to be Honored During
2010 William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet
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:
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)
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
William Jefferson Jackson Scholarship Awarded
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.
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.
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.
Recognized During the 2009 William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet
The 2009 Recipients of
The William Jefferson Jackson Honors Award
M. Dunston ('60)
Ford Artis (69)
Otey, Jr. ('71)
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.
View Banquet Photos below:
More Banquet Photos
’s College Family
Cookout & Festival
their families, current students and staff
gathered in the beautiful
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.
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
Please forward information especially,
scholarship and job opportunities to be shared on the
site. A message board is planned for the near future. Visit
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
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.
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.
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
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)
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
Saint Augustine's College Family Reunion Cookout &
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Saint Augustine's College Student Wins Award at the
Annual Biomedical Research Conference. January 15, 2007.
Saint Augustine's College Student Selected to Sing for
Presidents Bush and Clinton in March. January 12, 2007.
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