NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization) is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Phillipson to its Board of Directors.
As a Professor of Business with St Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University, in Laurinburg, NC Kevin teaches business, marketing, entrepreneurship and technology. He also consults with business owners doing strategic business planning specializing in small companies that have made it to year 3, reach somewhat of a plateau, and now are looking to move up to the next level by focusing on strategic planning, differentiation and product development.
Kevin immigrated to the US in 1992 from South Africa. He has been a rugby player since the age of 6, and as a coach and administrator since 1993.
Kevin is currently president of the Southern Pines Rugby Club that has U19 boys, women's and men's teams, in both 7's and 15's.
NSCRO President, Steve Cohen, remarked that “Kevin’s professional and rugby background and experience will be a valuable asset to NSCRO in various ways, including the areas of business planning and development, marketing, and player advancement, coach development and rugby ethos.”
LAURINBURG, N.C. – The Rev. Wayne Meisel has accepted the invitation to be the commencement speaker at St. Andrews and will address more than 100 graduates during the 120th commencement ceremony on May 6.
The brothers, Stuart and Dalton Marshall, St. Andrews alumni, have had a part in helping create the WWI Centennial Commemoration exhibit that opened on April 8 at the North Carolina Museum of History.
St. Andrews alumna, Lisa Godwin, an Onslow County kindergarten teacher, was named the 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards ceremony Thursday in Cary.
As a teenager she learned how to ride from the greats such as Vladimir Littauer and Jane Marshall Dillon. But more than riding, Peggy McElveen learned about the relationship between the rider and her horse. Instead of just going through the motions, she preferred influence – a skill that has served her well throughout her life.
LAURINBURG, N.C. – The annual Fortner-Ragan awards banquet at St. Andrews honored Dannye Romine Powell with the Ethel Fortner Award for her lifetime of writing. The Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award was presented to short story writer Randall Kenan.
LAURINBURG, N.C. – On Thursday, March 2, St. Andrews hosted a reception for Tower Club members, an annual event for donors who give $1,000 or more to the St. Andrews Annual Fund. The event, usually held in the fall, was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. Special recognition was given to the Laurinburg Area Campaign volunteer leadership who raised $506,949 for St. Andrews from the local community during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Beacham and Lynn McDougald, co-chairs of the Laurinburg Area Campaign, credit this accomplishment to the key volunteers, Wayne and Debbie Hobbs, Ken Nichols, Ann Todd, Carol Whitehead, Richard Massey, Emily Womble, Lee Howell, and Mac Doubles.
“We worked really hard to meet our goal and hope the new group beat us by a lot this year,” said Beacham.
Guest speaker for the event was Art Chansky, author and sportswriter who has covered basketball on Tobacco Road for more than thirty years. He read from his new book “Game Changers” revealing the controversy surrounding Dean Smith’s recruitment of the first African-American basketball player at UNC from the Laurinburg Institute, Charlie Scott.
Chansky held a book signing and offered one-on-one discussions from his lifetime of knowledge of UNC basketball.
Afterward, the 60 Tower Club members in attendance enjoyed hors d'oeuvres in the Main Belk Room to background music by Sean Moore, professor of music at St. Andrews, on a donated grand piano by two new community and Tower Club members.
Over 200 donors participated in the Laurinburg Area Campaign. The monies raised go toward the St. Andrews Annual Fund which affects every corner of the campus. The fund benefits students with financial aid and scholarships, campus improvements, faculty and staff support as well as new technology upgrades.
Campus President Paul Baldasare also thanked those in attendance and reminded them that tuition, room and board only covers 80% of the cost of educating a student, leaving 20% that must come from fundraising efforts. He then presented the McDougalds with an honorary St. Andrews chair with an engraved plaque acknowledging their leadership in the successful Laurinburg Area Campaign.
Charles and Ann Todd were announced as the new co-chairs for the 2016-2017 Laurinburg Area Campaign.
“It means a lot to me to have an alumna in a leadership role with an incredibly supportive husband who believes deeply in St. Andrews,” said Baldasare.
Ann, a graduate of St. Andrews, recognizes that “the community has always been so supportive of St. Andrews,” remembering those who fought to bring St. Andrews to Laurinburg.
“There are many things to enjoy here and in the fall we can come enjoy football games,” said Ann.
To view Art Chansky's reading, visit our Facebook page. Signed books are still available in our bookstore on campus.