Name: Alexis Smoot Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Classification/Major: Senior Computer Information Systems major. My Livingstone Journey: Prior to being recruited to play softball, I had no knowledge of Livingstone College. I am excited to say that if everything goes as planned I will be graduating May 5, 2018, with Honors. I am currently a member of the Livingstone College Honors Program, Alpha Kappa Mu Honors Society, Phi Beta Lambda Business Society, and the Pitcher for Livingstone College Softball Team. I have been on the Dean’s List, a Merit Scholar, and a President Scholar since my arrival here at Livingstone College. Upon graduating with my Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems, I plan to attend graduate school at Northeastern University to obtain my Masters in Computer Science and a certification in Project Managing with a concentration in Data Analytics. On tutoring: I have been a Writing Tutor for two years. I wanted to be a tutor so I can help students not get lost in the curriculum and become just another statistic. I am in the honors program, and when I arrived here I received proper guidance to help me succeed. All students don’t receive that type of guidance. I am older, wiser, and I have been here at Livingstone since my freshman year, so I want to be able to guide those who need it. Fun fact: I have been a Lifeguard since I was 15.
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Livingstone College graduate Quanera Hayes placed first in her heat in the 400 meters on Thursday and second overall in the opening round of competition in the USA Track and Field Championships.
Livingstone College’s Justin Avery and Quanera Hayes were named All-Atlantic Region honorees for the 2013-14 indoor track & field season in Division II as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.
Already at the top of the Division II qualifying list for the indoor 400 meters, Quanera Hayes solidified her position as one of the Division’s top sprinters with a combined three wins at not one but two separate meets over the weekend and the top qualifying time at 200 meters.
Livingstone College track and field star Quanera Hayes is about to make her prime-time debut on Thursday.