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Dr. Davis Visits Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Connecticut — With Acceptances Ready

In News by Garette Hunter

Hillhouse High School senior Chamar Lee came to school never having heard of North Carolina’s Livingstone College — until he was surprised with a visit and ​“opportunity of a lifetime” by the college’s president. Fifteen of Hillhouse’s Class of 2024 were given on-the-spot acceptances to the private Black Christian college during a 10-city tour stop on Friday by the college’s president, Anthony J. Davis, who himself is a New Haven native. The Friday event was arranged by Connecticut NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile, New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) Youth, Family, and Community Supervisor Kermit Carolina, and Taneha Edwards, a college access advisor at Hillhouse for Higher Heights. Out of 25 applications received on Friday, 15 local student Academics left the Sherman Parkway school’s auditorium as potential future Blue Bears. Seven seniors received full rides. Shari Hill, a senior recruiter at the college, reported that a total of $215,000 for students’ first years at Livingstone was given out Friday. Chaka Felder-McEntire, the founder and executive director of Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc., was also in attendance Friday. In addition to Hillhouse, Higher Heights is in partnership with New Haven Public Schools at High School in the Community and Hill Regional Career High School.     Davis told the Hillhouse class of 2024 that he grew up in foster care in New Haven. That obstacle didn’t stop him from having hope, he said. He said during his senior year of high school, he had 90 days to make a decision for his future before he aged out of the system and would become homeless. He decided …

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Brockton High School students earn scholarships to Livingstone College

In News by Garette Hunter

BROCKTON, Mass. | Several Massachusetts high school students were surprised Wednesday with the offer of scholarships to a historically Black, Christian college in North Carolina. “I am the president of Livingstone College, a college founded in 1879,” Anthony Davis announced to the seniors gathered in the auditorium of Brockton High School. “If you have a 3.5 and higher on a 4.0 scale, I want to offer you a presidential scholarship to Livingstone College if you want to leave Brockton.” “I feel very thankful. This is such a nice opportunity, honestly. This is a great school; I love HBCUs,” said student Aniyha Hill, who plans to study biology as part of a pre-med program. “These are the opportunities that we want all of our students to be exposed to,” said Principal Kevin McCaskill. “We understand the problems and obstacles we have, and we look forward to tackling those, but this is Brockton High School.” Tuition, room, and board at Livingstone College total $26,000. Davis advised students to complete all their federal financial aid forms and assured them the school would fill any remaining gap. For more information about this event, please visit WCVB5 ABC Boston’s website at https://www.wcvb.com/article/brockton-high-school-students-surprised-with-scholarships-to-livingstone-college/60384657. This article was written by Jennifer Eagan, anchor/reporter for WCVB5 ABC Boston.

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

In News by Garette Hunter

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’s Class of 1973 Raises Over $300,000 in Support of Alma Mater

In News by Garette Hunter

The Class of 1973 of Livingstone College has raised more than $300,000 to support the institution in honor of their 50th reunion. The remarkable gift was made during Stonecoming 2023 and is expected to have a significant impact for years to come. “We are thankful for the Class of 1973’s efforts to support the mission of Livingstone College,” said Chanel Quick, AVP of Institutional Advancement and Director of Alumni Affairs. “Their 5-year total was $305,802.31, and their gift for Stonecoming 2023 was $138,960.00. The Class of 1973 has set the bar in giving and supporting Livingstone for classes in reunion years going forward.” The Class of 1973’s gift included an antique framed plate of the Price Building, which was presented to President Dr. Anthony J. Davis. In addition, they also played an integral role in providing Toiletry Storage Center supplies for the students, who appreciate their collaborative effort to provide them with hygienic items. “We, the Class of 1973, are much appreciative of your support in our efforts to support Livingstone for classes in reunion years going forward,” said Jackie Astrop, a member of the Class of 1973. Senior Bishop Kenneth Monroe, the Convocation keynote speaker, was a Golden Graduate of Livingstone College. The Class of 1973’s remarkable gift will undoubtedly inspire future generations of alumni to give back and support their alma mater.

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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.

Gym Jam

In Homecoming, Homecoming/student by Garette Hunter

Saturday, October 21 Location: New Trent Gymnasium Time: 11:00 pm College Students ONLY; Must have a valid College ID and a wristband to enter.