Saint Augustine’s University Enters Partnership With Grand Valley State University in Michigan

Saint Augustine’s University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, has signed an agreement with Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, to provide HBCU students opportunities to earn master’s degrees in advanced computing or engineering fields in as little as five years.

Students from St. Augustine’s University can enroll at Grand Valley beginning in the fall 2022 semester. They will have access to scholarship and financial support, student support and retention services, and Michigan in-state tuition rates.

“We are so pleased to welcome students from Saint Augustine’s to Grand Valley soon,” said Philomena V. Mantella, president of Grand Valley State University. “They are set up for success by having a strong STEM educational foundation. At GVSU, they will find support and resources to continue their education and then begin their careers.”

“Grand Valley is not competing with the rich tradition of HBCUs,” added B. Donta Truss, vice president for enrollment development and educational outreach. “This is a collaboration to give Black and African/American students who come from St. Augustine’s University or a similar institution the resources and support they need to earn competitive jobs in disciplines not offered at their colleges.”

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  1. Somebody need to explain why St. Augustine University (SAU) did not have a similar partnership with NC A&T State University, Morgan State University, FAMU, Howard, or even NC State or Duke University. Something is definitely wrong with this picture on numerous levels.

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