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Joyner: Rebuild Black America

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School raises $3.3M in philanthropic support SALISBURY – Livingstone College’s celebration of Founder’s Day went as smoothly as the Tom Joyner Morning Show’s jingle. There weather was balmy and the mood was equally bright as crowds of people filed into Varick Auditorium to near capacity to hear nationally syndicate radio host Tom Joyner deliver the keynote address. His remarks connected the exceptionalism of Livingstone College’s founder, Dr. Joseph Charles Price, to the missing link of today’s survival of black America. “What kind of brother was Price and why did he think he could open up a school and become president of a college? He was a good preacher, a fine orator, a brilliant scholar, but a lot of black men have those credentials,” Joyner said. The difference, he noted, was that Price “demonstrated faith in his people.” “That is something that we used to do; that is something that we stopped doing; and it’s something we need to begin doing again more, or we will continue to lose our churches, our businesses, our media outlets and our HBCUs,” Joyner said. “In other words, if we don’t start demonstrating faith in our people, we will lose our power.” Joyner outlined an action plan to reverse this course: give back, support black businesses and causes, and be intentional about improving the state of Black America. In giving back, Joyner recommended choosing one thing in which you are passionate about and becoming hyper focused on making it work. For him, it is a …

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National radio host Tom Joyner is keynote speaker at Livingstone’s Founder’s Day

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Makes appearance in Salisbury during final year on the air SALISBURY – Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner will be the Founder’s Day speaker at Livingstone College next week as he completes his final year on the air. Founder’s Day will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Varick Auditorium and celebrates the life and legacy of Livingstone’s founder, Dr. Joseph Charles Price. This is an especial occasion for three reasons: Livingstone College has been selected as the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month for February; the college is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year; and Joyner is retiring from radio at the end of the year. Also on that evening, Livingstone will induct recipients into the United Negro College Fund “Share Your Love” Hall of Fame. “Founder’s Day is an extraordinary time on campus each year as we celebrate Dr. Price with pomp and circumstance,” said Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., Livingstone president. “Having Tom Joyner here adds an extra special touch to the occasion as we incorporate School of the Month and our milestone anniversary into the celebration, but particularly because he has chosen to spend part of his last year in radio with us.” A legendary radio personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Joyner is host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and is one of the most recognized media icons of today. A 1970 graduate of Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college, Joyner has used his influence to support …

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LC Hall of Famer featured in TV special for nonprofit success

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Leon Gatewood of Wadesboro, N.C., is the founder and CEO of the 501(c)(3) non-profit HOLLA! (Helping Our Loved ones Learn and Achieve) Community Development Corporation. The organization was formed to address low achievement in the local school system and has since developed into a staple of the community, providing valuable resources and social capital to local students. A 1980 graduate of Livingstone College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology, he was inducted into the Livingstone UNCF Hall of Fame in 2018. Click link for video: https://www.pbs.org/video/january-22-2019-fz843v/#_=_

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Livingstone business professor honored for leadership and research at Las Vegas conference

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By Kimberly Harrington Livingstone News Service Dr. Colin Pillay, associate professor in business administration at Livingstone College, was awarded for his leadership and research at the Institute for Business Research Conference in Las Vegas in January. For leadership, Pillay was recognized for his ongoing commitment to faculty development and in appreciation of research support provided to academic communities. For research, he received an Outstanding Research Award for a paper titled, “Development of an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Rowan County, North Carolina.” The paper was also accepted for publication in the Review of Business and Finance Studies Journal. “Dr. Pillay is a progressive thinker, who always supports with vigor the ideals of our mission, which is to prepare students for a global society,” said Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., Livingstone College president. “We are proud that this conference recognized his invaluable contributions and exemplary scholarship as we do here at Livingstone.” “I have observed that in working with his students, Dr. Pillay teaches them the importance of academic excellence as well as professional behavior. He believes that both technical competence and ethical conduct are the key for students to be successful in the global economy,” said Dr. R.D. Sharma, dean of Livingstone College business department. Pillay has served at Livingstone College since 2010. Two years upon joining the faculty, he created and taught the first entrepreneurship course and subsequently created the Entrepreneurship Concentration Program. He has been the advisor to the Phi Beta Lambda organization since 2010. Students in this organization have …

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Livingstone to host NAAAHP Conference at Great Wolf Lodge

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SALISBURY – Honors students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) around the country will convene in November to celebrate the 27th Annual Conference of the National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP). The event, hosted by Livingstone College, will take place Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. This year’s theme, “Energizing Exceptional Minds for Extraordinary Excellence,” will assemble more than 400 of the nation’s top Honors’ students, granting them an opportunity to contend in academic competitions such as quiz bowl, debate, model African United Nations, oratorical contests, scholarly research presentations, community service projects, and networking and professional development opportunities. Students will also partake in professional seminars and gain exposure to post-undergraduate career options during a Graduate School and Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 16, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, Georgia Pacific and ARMY ROTC. Honors faculty and staff will participate in professional development opportunities that promote leadership skills, curriculum development, teaching and learning pedagogies, and best practices in Honors. Under the leadership of Livingstone College professor, Dr. Da’Tarvia Parrish, who serves as the organization’s president, NAAAHP is opening its conference to community educators with Equity and Diversity in Teaching, Assessing, Learning and Kinships (EdTALK). EdTALK is set for Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. All administrators, curriculum and instruction developers, and educators at the 9-12th and post-secondary levels can delve in hands-on workshops and sessions that promote effective instruction and innovative …

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Livingstone College participates in statewide math conference in Greensboro

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SALISBURY – Math professors and math majors from Livingstone College attended the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) 48th Conference at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro Nov. 1-2. The conference, under the theme “Cultivating Coherence and Connections,” gathered more than 2,000 K-12 math teachers, principals, administrators and college professors from every school district and county in the state. The lobbies and conference rooms of the Convention Center were abuzz with activities both days. Some of the back-to-back workshops on site included “Uncommon Ways to Solve Equations,” “Hands-on and Self-Correcting Math Centers,” “Math Digital Escape Rooms,” “Drain The Dread: Changing Mathematical Mindsets,” “Building A Coherent Progression of Proof” and “A Better Way to Build Math Fluency.” Livingstone College math professor participated in workshops on digital technology use in the classroom and formed a partnership with the N.C. Network of Math Teachers’ Circles.  The participating math students were intrigued and inspired by workshops that included, “Making Worksheets WORK!” and “Digital Technology: Activities and Ideas for your Classroom.” The second day of activities for Livingstone College students consisted of a visit to the N.C A&T State University Mathematics Department, where the participants were introduced to graduate mathematics faculty to develop connections for possible graduate studies in the field. Subsequent to the visit, both math majors and math faculty of Livingstone College attended a seminar in W.T. Gibbs Hall for a didactic lecture from Dr. Stephanie Kelly, associate professor of business communication, on how to modernize the formats for résumés and …