RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 9, 2017 – Austin Hite of Goldsboro, NC, was selected to receive a Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $3,500 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Hite, a freshman at St. Andrews University, is majoring in Middle Grades Education.
On January 16, at 6 p.m. in the evening, St. Andrews will host a free community event in Avinger Auditorium honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. focusing on the theme of “Stronger by our Differences.” Emcee and performer for the event will be actor/motivator, Sonny Kelly from Fayetteville, NC.
St. Andrews will be offering a local history course, starting in January, where they will enlist help from the community in creating a historical archive. The HIS410 course will focus on the history of the Laurinburg/Maxton Airbase and its role in WWII.
St. Andrews has been called innovative, beautiful and modern. Now, “historic,” can be added to the list of adjectives. On August 22, St. Andrews Presbyterian College (now St. Andrews University) was added to the National Historic Register for its architecture and landscape.
Hal Hanauer Meyers was born Hans Hanauer to a Jewish family in Karlsruhe, Germany. Hans was one of the children at the French concentration camp Camp de Gurs who were rescued by Quakers in Jan. 1941. He and his brother, Dieter, eventually were placed with Cleveland philanthropists David and Inez Myers. Hans stayed in Cleveland, attended Case Institute of Technology, and eventually changed his name to Hal Hanauer Myers.
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, St. Andrews hosted eight other riding teams from North Carolina universities. This group of nine universities is in Region 3 of Zone 4 of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association. This competition was the first of seven regular season shows held throughout the year. Student riders qualify individually for Regional Finals in March by earning a total of 36 points for their performances throughout the regular season. The team that has accumulated the most points at the end of the regular season becomes the Regional Champion Team and moves forward to represent the Region in the Zone Finals in April. St. Andrews has represented the Region at Zone Finals the past six years and has had a very positive start for the 2016-2017 season.
Every generation will develop new needs, desires and wants. With millennials leaving the college scene and Gen Z arriving, there is a steep learning curve for university faculty and staff. St. Andrews is no exception. With the largest entering class of new students in over twenty years, the 273 teenagers that make up the class of 2020 offer opportunity for change and adaptation.