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Livingstone College Students Learn from Leading Business Executives in Real-World Experience

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Livingstone College students had a unique opportunity to learn from a successful business executive on March 14. Led by Dr. Nisha Singh, Professor and Chair of the Department of Business & Entrepreneurship, and Mr. Pete Teague, Special Assistant to the President for Community Development, the students gained valuable insights from Nick Means, a Vice President and Community Banking Officer at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Salisbury, NC. As part of the Risk Management Association’s Credit Essentials Certificate class, offered in partnership with the North Carolina Bankers Association to select HBCUs in N.C., the students had the chance to get up close and personal with Means. He shared the secrets to his success and the sacrifices he’s made to build a thriving career as a business executive. Means drew from his professional career, his time as an all-around athlete at Thomasville High School, and his record-setting football career at Catawba College (where he’s in the Athletics Hall of Fame) to emphasize the relevance of his lessons to the students’ future careers. During the session, Means stressed what it takes to be successful, including recognizing opportunities when they present themselves, being prepared when they do, and continuing to sharpen one’s talent and skills to take full advantage. Students asked questions and discovered the personal and business lessons Means has learned – sometimes the hard way, and the tremendous sense of fulfillment he gets from helping others reach for and achieve their financial dreams. This real-world learning experience was a phenomenal opportunity for …

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Livingstone College thanks Larry Somerville for his generous contribution to our Study Abroad Program.

In News by Garette Hunter

Salisbury, NC – Livingstone College sincerely thanks Mr. Larry Somerville for his generous contribution to the college’s study abroad program. Proud graduate of the class 1973, Mr. Somerville’s dedication to fostering global education has significantly impacted the opportunities available to Livingstone’s students. Thanks to Mr. Somerville’s commitment to supporting international experiences, aspiring students can broaden their horizons, engage with diverse cultures, and gain valuable insights that will undoubtedly shape their academic and personal growth. Mr. Somerville’s philanthropic spirit has facilitated the pursuit of knowledge and contributed to the development of globally-minded individuals who will undoubtedly make meaningful contributions to society. “We are proud to acknowledge Mr. Somerville’s invaluable support, and we look forward to continuing to provide transformative study abroad experiences to our students, thanks to the generosity and vision of individuals like him,” stated Dr. Nisha Singh, Chair of the Department of Business and Computer Information Systems. Livingstone College’s study abroad program allows students to travel and study in different parts of the world, including Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The program enables students to experience different cultures, learn new languages, and develop a global perspective while earning academic credits. “We are grateful to Mr. Somerville for his unwavering commitment to advancing global education at Livingstone College,” added Dr. Singh. Livingstone College invites its community to express their deepest gratitude to Mr. Larry Somerville for his generosity and vision in supporting global education. For further information, please get in touch with Dr. Nisha Singh at nsingh@livingstone.edu.