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#StAndrewsDayOfGiving Goal: Meet or Beat $7,000 (our last day of giving amount!) Current amount today: $2,716

Give now: https://www.sa.edu/donation-forms/give-to-st-andrews

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- It helps today's students afford a St. Andrews education when many of them would not otherwise be able to have this opportunity.
- It enables us to hire and retain great faculty who are deeply dedicated to teaching and mentoring students.
- It helps maintain the campus of this magical place, so that it will always be here for our alumni, for the Laurinburg/Scotland County community and for generations of students to come.
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We only have 5 more days to reach our goal of 100 supporters on Thunderclap. Join the Thunder today and show your support for our #StAndrewsDayOfGiving on May 18th. http://ow.ly/I8C3300aoRG
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Laurinburg Area Campaign enters final month #sauknights #StAndrewsDayOfGiving

LAURINBURG, N.C. – With less than a month left in the 2016 Laurinburg Area Campaign, contributions and pledges have totaled $378,467 – 76 percent of the half million dollar goal.

“Our volunteers are doing a phenomenal job following up with their contacts,” said Beacham McDougald, co-chair of the campaign along with his wife Lynn. “St. Andrews has always had a close relationship with Laurinburg and the support of our community with the university is shown through this annual campaign.”

The campaign is fueled by its key volunteers: Mac Doubles, Terry Garner, Wayne Hobbs, Lee Howell, Richard Massey, Ken Nichols, Anne Todd, Carol Whitehead, and Emily Womble.

The $500,000 target accounts for 20% of the University’s annual fundraising revenue. Put together with all sources of revenue, St. Andrews has been able to strategically invest the funds in capital improvements, faculty and staff support, and student scholarships.

“The biggest investment we make is in our students,” said Campus President Paul Baldasare. “We provide institutional financial aid to students who we believe will succeed at St. Andrews.”

This money is distributed in the form of scholarships for honors, academics, pipe band, athletics, and creative writing to name a few. In turn, these students are investing in our community with hundreds of hours of community service throughout the academic year, including volunteer work at local schools and Habitat for Humanity.

In addition to students’ contributions in the form of community service, spending by St. Andrews students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors in Laurinburg has an annual impact of over $26 million on the local economy.

“A contribution to St. Andrews is an investment in Laurinburg and Scotland County,” said McDougald. “The value of St. Andrews to our community is not only financial, but also cultural and good public relations. Thousands of people beyond the borders of Scotland County have a positive view of Laurinburg because it’s the home of St. Andrews.”
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Western Team Wins Nationals #SAUEq #sauknights #Nationals2016
LEXINGTON, K.Y. – Over the weekend, while graduation was taking place on campus, the Western team was winning IHSA National Championship for the first time at the Kentucky Horse Park.

“We didn’t have a good start,” said Carla Wennberg, Western Coach. “But the team’s determination and desire carried us to the win.”

The team’s closest win was in 2013 when they placed second. Wennberg said, “Once you get the taste of it, your goal is to win.”

The Western team tied for first with Berry College in Georgia with a score of 19. Second place earned a score of 17. “That’s how tight it was,” said Wennberg.
Six riders on the team were Kara Copeland in reining, Jordan Belanger placing first in beginner horsemanship, placing sixth in intermediate horsemanship Janelle Petruska, Dillon Vaughn placing fourth in novice horsemanship and also won the individual intermediate, Conner Smith placed third in advanced horsemanship and placing third in open horsemanship Mark Mowbray.

Individuals Cailey Culp placed sixth in novice horsemanship while Jarret Vaughn placed second. Natasha Worker placed fifth in individual advanced horsemanship.

“A lot of great leaders have developed from this team. They were amazing together. Helping each other. That’s the best life lesson as a coach, them learning they need each other,” beamed Wennberg.

Not only did the team win, but to Wennberg’s surprise, she won the Western Coach of Nationals Award. Each year IHSA coaches vote on an outstanding coach. She said she laughed and cried more over the past four days than in her whole life.

More tears of joy fell during the graduation ceremony held at the All Tech Arena for four seniors unable to attend the campus ceremony. To the sound of bagpipes playing over the arena speakers, graduates processed. Katie Thomas, Natasha Worker and Kara Copeland graduated with undergraduate degrees while Lindsey Agaliotis, assistant coach, earned her Master of Business Administration.

A special graduate, Vinney, Copeland’s horse, graduated with cap and gown. Leased by St. Andrews for several years, Vinney has participated as a valuable team player in two nationals as well as numerous other shows. He left Lexington to go back home with the Copeland family.

Graduates, family and friends heard words of wisdom by Pebbles Turbeville, Director of Therapeutic Horsemanship and Department Chair of Equine Studies. Some of her top ten suggestions for life included, “Be a lifelong learner. Be honest. Do things that scare you.”

IHSA Founder and CEO Bob Cacchione also spoke and gave gifts to the graduates along with IHSA National Treasurer Naomi Blumenthal.

“Competing against great riders from 400 colleges and universities, some with over 50,000 students, really speaks for the program at St. Andrews,” said Wennberg. “I am proud of our riders and graduates.”

For more information about the St. Andrews Equestrian Program, visit www.sa.edu.
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Roots and Wings #sauknights #graduation2016 #senseofplace

At St. Andrews’ graduation, we will not only honor the graduates, we will also celebrate the love and support of family and friends. Two students— Kirsten Farley (’16) and Rosie Fearnley (’17)—appreciate an even deeper sense of family, after taking a course this semester on building their own family histories. Both were students in “Digging Up Your Roots” (HIS 290), a course taught by Dr. Valerie Austin, a faculty member in the Division of Liberal & Creative Arts.

This semester, you might say Dr. Austin taught fifteen individual classes. The fifteen students in “Digging Up Your Roots” embarked on unique paths to document their own family histories. I asked Rosie and Kirsten what made Austin’s teaching style work. “Dr. Austin let us figure it out on our own. She helped us when we needed it. But there was no nitpicking.”

Rosie is from the county of Gloucestershire, England. She majors in Sports and Recreation Studies and minors in Business. She plays center midfielder on St. Andrews Women’s soccer team. In order to complete her family history, she interviewed her grandparents and parents. Rosie’s great grandma will be 97 in July and was able to share personal recollections of the London bombings during WWII. Rosie’s family history also includes recipes such as the Fearnley family chocolate mousse. Were there any family secrets? Well, yes. Children were born out of wedlock. A teacher once caned one of Rosie’s relatives (without cause).

Kirsten, an Elementary Education major, has a family history from all over the United States and Europe—Poland, Austria, and Germany. Her German great grandfather survived a WWII concentration camp, after serving as an Allied soldier. Like Rosie, Kirsten got a lot of help from her family as she worked through her history. Kirsten noticed the revolutionary changes in her relatives’ home life as she moved into the twenty-first century, how chores—once the responsibility of daughters, mothers, and grandmothers—were now shared. Growing up, Kirsten remembers how everyone pitched in. “Everyone cooks,” she says.

I asked Rosie what she will do first, when she returns to Gloucestershire. Go visit great grandma, she tells me, and give her the family history. “Don’t take your family for granted,” she says. Record the family stories, before it is too late.

Written by Julia Scatliff O’Grady
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Student & teaching-focused branch campus of Webber International University, offering a broad range of majors.
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St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University (Babson Park, Florida), is student and teaching-focused. Located in Laurinburg, North Carolina, a broad range of undergraduate liberal arts and sciences majors are available to both traditional residential students and adult learners, in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. The quality of the educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its many academic programs, there are numerous men’s and women’s athletic teams, an acclaimed university press, a nationally competitive equestrian program, opportunities for international study, and an award-winning pipe band.
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