By Kimberly Harrington Livingstone News Service SALISBURY — For a contingent of students at Livingstone College, the next six weeks will not be a walk in the park but more like basic training to prepare them for college life. “This is boot camp. I hope you survive,” Livingstone President Jimmy Jenkins told parents and students gathered in Trent Gym on Saturday morning. “We believe in you. You may not have done as well as you could have in high school or you might not have been able to get into another school, but you can get life out of a stone – at Livingstone,” he said. View the rest of this story on the Salisbury Post Website
SALISBURY – This is Makaela Marsh’s last semester at Livingstone College. She’s managed to not have a roommate her entire college experience – until now. As unusual sub-freezing temperatures spread throughout the region, it put strains on heating systems and pipes. Livingstone College’s Honors Residence Hall was not exempt as it experienced frozen and broken water pipes on Wednesday during this artic-like weather phenomenon in one wing of the facility. The damage has displaced about 115 students who live in Honors Residence Hall. Marsh was one of those students. She is now sharing a room with a classmate at College Park Apartments. “We’re grateful that she has a place to stay,” said her mother, Marcella Marsh. Mikaela Marsh agrees with her mother that this is a teaching moment. Life will be this way. Things can be going smoothly then suddenly something can happen and interrupt your comforts – like moving from one dorm to another, like sharing your space. “It’s nobody’s fault,” said student Tristen Coleman who also had to move. “It shows everybody coming together to make peace.” Elizabeth Lee, who manages College Park Apartments, is also using this as a teaching tool. “This is what we do as a people, we look out for each other, we make room,” she said to students who waited to hear their room assignments. Dr. Orlando Lewis, vice president of Student Affairs, said the broken pipes only affected one wing of Honors Hall. The other wing is habitable and those students will …
SALISBURY – There is a popular religious phrase and song that goes, “show up and show out.” Newly-elected Mayor Al Heggins charged students to “show up” during her remarks at Livingstone College’s winter commencement held Dec. 15 at Varick Auditorium. “I decided to show up. I decided to show up for military duty. I decided to show up even in junior and high school when I was on student council. I decided to show up when I went to college. And I want to thank you and everyone in this audience for showing up because you showed up to vote,” she said to applause. Heggins won the most votes in the race for Salisbury City Council in November, becoming the first African-American female elected to council. On Dec. 5, she was elected by the new City Council as mayor, making history again. Speaking at Livingstone College was among her first speaking engagements since the historic win. “Showing up is very important,” she told the graduates. “Today, you have shown how you have showed up. Because you showed up for your classes, you showed up for orientation … and now you are showing up today for your graduation. So today begins your new season.” Heggins …
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.