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Saint Augustine’s University Appoints Eric Curry

Eric Curry

Raleigh, NC – Raleigh native, Eric Curry, has been appointed to the position of Director of University Strategic Communications at Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) President Dr. Everett Ward announced July 27th. In his role, Curry will be responsible for providing guidance in marketing, and building and protecting the University image, regionally and globally. Additionally, he will oversee the management of WAUG Network’s WAUG-AM and WAUG-TV, the University’s commercial radio and TV stations.

“I’m honored to be a part of the Saint Augustine’s University family,” Curry stated. “I’m looking forward to sharing the good news of this University to both our internal and external stakeholders.”

Curry, a Hampton University graduate, is an award-winning professional broadcast journalist, writer and communicator with 30 years of experience in the radio, television and public relations industries.

SAU is familiar territory for Curry, the son of a Saint Augustine’s College (now Saint Augustine’s University) alumnus. In 1987, at the station’s inception, Curry was named WAUG’s first News and Sports Director. He departed two years later to join WRDU-FM radio, rated by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best radio stations in the country. He later moved into television, serving as a reporter and newsroom manager at WTVD/ABC 11 and WNCN-TV, before serving as a Senior Communications Specialist for Wake County.

On Curry’s appointment, Dr. Ward stated, “We are excited about the wealth of knowledge and communications experience Mr. Curry brings to Saint Augustine’s. We are confident in his ability to tell the University’s story and protect and build our great institution’s brand as we march forward into the next 150 years.”

Curry’s appointment comes during an important time for SAU as the University celebrates its sesquicentennial and looks to further energize its brand and offerings to attract the next generation of Falcons.

Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) was established in 1867 in Raleigh, N.C. SAU, which sits on 105 acres, is a four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,100. SAU offers more than 25 undergraduate degree programs and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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