Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Saint Augustine University's South Florida Alumni Chapter Sponsors Educational Scholarship Cruise

On July 12th, the South Florida Alumni Chapter sponsored its first 2014 educational fundraiser with a cruise to Bimini, Bahamas.  Over 30 guests of alumni, family, friends and parish family from Saint James-in-the-Hills, Saint Benedict, Church of the Transfiguration and Historic Saint Agnes cruised together; danced to the calypso music, ate delicious Bahamian cuisine, conch salad and later toured the island’s library, museum or walked along the beautiful, sandy beach area.

(Left to right)
Standing: Sharon Neely, Johnnie and Tiffany Jean, 
Beverly Neely Davis, Tanisha Davis, Julissa DeBlanck, Angelita Brown
Kneeling: Elisha III and Laureen Clarke, Victorya Davis

 Tanisha Davis, Irene and Fr. Paul Kane, Beverly Neely Davis

Episcopalians, did you know:

Saint Augustine’s University is one of only eight Episcopal Church schools of higher education in the United States.  It was founded in 1867 and later became known as St. Agnes Hospital in 1895. For many years St. Agnes was the only teaching hospital for blacks between Atlanta and Washington D.C. Saint Augustine’s became a Junior College in 1919 when it began offering college-level coursework.

By 1927 it became a four year college and conferred its first baccalaureate degrees in 1931.  In 2012, the institution again expanded its mission to include graduate studies, thus the name St. Augustine's University.   Its rich heritage continues to support students from all walks of life, of any race, color, or creed.

The South Florida Alumni Chapter invites you to join us in our efforts to sustain a legacy for generations to come.

Contact Beverly Neely Davis, President of the South Florida chapter for more info. 

photos provided by: Beverly Neely Davis

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