Endowment Established For Scholarship Fund in CBC Executive’s Name

Endowment Established For Scholarship Fund in CBC Executive’s Name

About four years ago, Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, established the Paul R. Pope, Jr. Scholarship Fund in honor of CBC’s current Vice President of Community Relations. Now the college is holding a fundraising to establish an endowment for this fund.

On Sunday, February 11, acclaimed harpist Jeff Majors will play at 6:00pm at the Seby B. Jones Fine Arts Theatre on the St. Augustine campus.

The concert will feature pieces from Majors’ Sacred Series,a 12-volume set of which he has published the first three. The series contains his own repertoire of musical genre-mixing modern gospel music.

Mildred R. Spearman, Director of College Relations, said, “We are so delighted to be able to honor Mr. Pope’s accomplishments and his commitment to his community. We also are very grateful to Capitol Broadcasting Company for supporting our efforts to provide scholarships for deserving communications students through the Paul R. Pope Jr. Scholarship Fund.”

The college named the scholarship fund in Pope’s honor because “His rise to success…is marked by leadership and a commitment to excellence-a model Saint Augustine’s College encourages students to emulate.”

Paul Pope
CBC Vice President

Pope graduated from North Carolina Central University in 1975 and began his career in broadcasting at WRAL-TV. He became the first African-American to be named engineering operations manager for WRAL-TV, the first to serve as station manager for WJZY-TV in Charlotte, and the first to be appointed as a vice president at Capitol Broadcasting Company. Pope also volunteers with many community and charitable organizations.

Pope said, “I am honored that Saint Augustine’s College has created the Paul R. Pope Jr. Scholarship Fund to help open doors for deserving students,” says Pope. “I’m very proud to be able to help give something back to an institution that is making a difference in our lives and community.”

Saint Augustine’s College, Top Gospel Video Countdown with Benny Moore and the United Negro College Fund are sponsoring the event. Tickets are $100; to reserve, call WAUG at (919 516-4426. Doors will open at 5:00pm with the concert beginning promptly at 6:00pm.

to the Paul R. Pope, Jr. Scholarship Fund
should be sent to the attention of
Carol Hunter, WAUG-General Manager
St. Augustine’s College
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

Checks should be made payable to Saint Augustine’s College.

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