North Carolina Newspapers

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Vol. XXXVI
MAY-JTJNE, 1931
No. 4
REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
MAY 27, 1931
To the Trustees of St. Augustine s Collegs-
Gj:ntlemen—During the past year, the sixty-
fourth Annual Session, there have been enrolled
348 students, classified as follows:
College Department
Senior Class
Junior Class
Sophomore Class ^
Freshman Class
High School Department -
Special
Fourth Year
Third Year
Second Year
First YsQiI’
St. Agnes Training School for Nurses ^ ^
Graduates 1930 J;
Seniors
Juniors
Probationers
Bishop Tuttle School
Seniors *
Juniors
rr * 1 - 348
Total
The decrease in enrollment is due to the elimi
nation of the Elementary School. The develop
ment of our College work and the presence in the
neighborhood of public schools and other facilities
for elementary instruction, made this change ad
visable. We are this year graduating our first
College Class of twelve members, with appro
priate degrees. The Freshman College Class num
bered 88. It is gratifying to report that after
careful inspection by the State Department o
Public Instruction our College work has been
given standard rating. The inspection commit
tee recommends that we increase our facilities
for the teaching of science and also add to the
number of books in our library. To put these
recommendations into effect we propose this sum
mer to remodel our former Elementary Schoo
building, so that it can be used for the Science
l^epartment; and add about two thousand boo s
to our Library, toward the purchase of which we
have been promised some aid by the Julius Rosen
Wald Fund.
St. Augustine’s has also been inspected, during
the past year, by Dean E. George Payne, of New
York University, representing the American
Church Institute for Negroes, and by Pro essor
Arthur D. Wright, representing the Southern
Association of Colleges. From these sources we
have received various suggestions about the de
velopment of our work—practically all of which
call for increased expenditure and hence increased
income.
Our charges to students will be moderately in
creased after this year. In addition we need at
least three hundred thousand dollars more of en
dowment if we are to meet the opportunities and
necessities of our educational work. Permanent
endowment of professorships as memorials would
help to build up our endowment fund. An an
nual saving in fuel and other expense would bo
effected by a central heating plant for the Hospi
tal and some, at least, of the College buildings.
About $25,000 would make such an arrangement
possible and would really be a form of endowment.
The Trustees of the Bishop Payne Divinity
School, of Petersburg, Va., our Church Seminary
for the training of Negro candidates for the
ministry, have recently voted that it is desirable
to remove this School to Raleigh, so that it may
be affiliated with St. Augustine’s College. There
have been several informal conferences between
representatives of the Bishop Payne Divinity
School, St. Augustine’s College, and the American
Church Institute for Negroes which is interested
in the project. The findings arrived at as the
result of these conferences will bo presented to
you at this meeting for action.
A class of 22 were confirmed by Bishop
Cheshire at his visitation during Holy Week. The
Lenten offering for missions amounted to a little
over $250.00.
The usual St. Augustine’s Conference for Clergy
and Church Workers, including a Young People’s
Conference, will be held early in June.
St. Agnes Hospital
St. Agnes Hospital, with its Training School
for Nurses, has had a busy and fruitful year.
Financial conditions have resulted in a decided
increase in the number of complete chanty cases.
The help given by the Duke Endowment toward
meeting this situation has been absolutely essen-
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