NewsHBCU Alum Donates Coffee Sales To Help SAU Pay Debts

HBCU Alum Donates Coffee Sales To Help SAU Pay Debts

Third-generation HBCU alumna Marcia Cox is leveraging her coffee venture to raise funds for Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) as the institution grapples with financial woes.

“It could really be any one of our HBCUs,” Cox told ABC 11 with the hope that other HBCU graduates would also be inspired to contribute. “A lot of them sometimes are like one mistake away from maybe just going through anything, so…we should be helping each other out as much as we can because of the important legacy and history of HBCUs.”

ABC 11 reported that the institution was also hit on the inside, after some professors decided to cancel classes last month due to payroll issues.

Interim president Marcus H. Burgess acknowledged the university’s financial challenges and stated, “Our current financial situation, or lack thereof, has significantly hindered the operations across our campus … we are pursuing several opportunities around our greatest asset, our land.” However, Burgess assured that “classes are proceeding as scheduled” and thanked faculty, staff, supporters, stakeholders, and the broader community for their “unwavering support.“

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Source: Black Enterprise

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