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LC mourns death of ‘Gus’ Jones

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April 2, 2020 To All Faculty, Staff, and Students, On yesterday, we were profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of a distinguished Livingstone College alumnus, colleague and friend. Mr. Augustus Jones, Sr. transitioned April 1, 2020, into the loving arms of almighty God, following a brief illness.  “Gus, as he was affectionately called, is the husband of Mrs. Stephanie Jones, director of the Livingstone College Holistic College and Success Center. Mr. Jones’ love for and devotion to his alma mater was demonstrated throughout his lifetime in varied and significant ways. Mr. Jones served on the Livingstone College Board of Trustees, was a member of the selection committee for the Livingstone College Athletic Hall of Fame and was a former president of the Livingstone College National Alumni Association. Most recently, he worked as director of the Reading Center, where his quiet calm and larger-than-life presence was sought after and appreciated by the students in his charge. Please join us in fervent prayers for Mrs. Jones and the Jones family as well as the entire Livingstone College family as we grieve his loss and celebrate a purpose-driven life well lived.  Even as we grieve – as Gus would remind us, “All things considered” – we thank God for Gus Jones, his leadership, his work, his love for his wife and family, his dedication to Livingstone College and his Love for the Lord. In the coming days, we will inform you of ways in which you can express your love and offer …

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Kinard heads up national park sites

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ATLANTA — National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Robert Vogel announced the selection of Dr. Joy G. Kinard as the new superintendent of Alabama’s Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site and Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, effective March 31. “Joy’s knowledge of U.S. and African-American history, coupled with her experience, enthusiasm and Alabama roots make her ideal for this role,” Vogel said. “Joy offers a refreshing approach to park management that will position her for success through innovation and meaningful collaboration.” Kinard’s 20-year NPS career reflects an abiding interest in the preservation and advancement of stories pertinent to African-American and American heritage. She has held multiple leadership roles, including her current four-year tenure as the first superintendent of Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument; a term as National Capital Parks-East Central district manager, where she managed the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site; National Archives for Black Women’s History; and Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, among other units. Among her assignments are acting chief of interpretation, education, and cultural resource manager at the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. She also served as a park ranger at various sites in Virginia and Maryland, educating visitors on the stories of prominent figures in American history, including George Washington, Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee. A scholar of African-American history and culture, Kinard contributed to the seminal African-American National Biography Encyclopedia …

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Antonio Davis inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

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  Recognized among greatest college basketball shooters in history SALISBURY – Livingstone College graduate Antonio Davis, one of the greatest shooters in college basketball history, was inducted into the 2020 CIAA Class of the John B. McLendon Hall of Fame. The induction took place at the Charlotte Convention Center during the the 75th anniversary of the CIAA Basketball Tournament on Feb. 28. Davis shot 56 percent on two-point field goals, 53 percent on three-point field goals, and 94 percent at the free throw line for his career. He is the only known player to have finished with 50/50/90 career shooting percentages, according to the CIAA. “To put these numbers into perspective, no other college player in NCAA history has ever completed even a season with 50/50/90 shooting percentages,” the CIAA program reads. Davis averaged 22.4 points for his career and led the nation in scoring at 35 points per game during the 1987-88 season. He also led the nation in free throw percentage three times throughout his career, shooting 90 percent, 94 percent and 96 percent from the line over those seasons. “You didn’t pass the ball at all, did you?”  joked Charlie Neal at the event, who interviewed each inductee in talk-show fashion. He earned All-CIAA, All-District 26 and All-American honors while at Livingstone College and finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,800 career points. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Livingstone College and his Master of Science in history from N.C. A&T …

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Livingstone alumna wins Chamber small business award

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The new year is off to a great start for one Livingstone College alum. NSC Behavioral Concepts Inc., owned by Dr. Nicole Sherrill-Corry, a 2003 graduate of Livingstone College, was the 2020 recipient of the Chamber Champion Small Business Award. The award was presented at the 94th annual Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Gala held Jan. 9 at the West End Plaza. NSC Behavioral Concepts began as a one-person shop in 2015, providing quality care for those living with critical mental health and substance abuse issues. The company now employs more than 50 employees and provides peer support services, substance abuse intensive outpatient services and counseling, according to its website. Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., said accomplishments from alumni such as Dr. Sherrill-Corry validates the mission of our institution and offers hope to students that success is attainable. Dr. Sherrill-Corry serves as a great example of leadership and business success in this community and “we are proud she is a Blue Bear,” Jenkins said.

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Livingstone’s Antonio Davis to be inducted into CIAA Hall of Fame

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CHARLOTTE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s oldest historically black conference, has announced the 2020 John B. McLendon Hall of Fame Class and among inductees are basketball standout Antonio Davis of Livingstone College. One of the greatest shooters in college basketball history at any level, Davis shot 56% on two-point field goals, 53% on three-point field goals, and 94% at the free throw line for his career. He is the only known player to have finished with 50/50/90 career shooting percentages. To put those numbers into perspective, no other college player in NCAA history has ever completed even a season with 50/50/90 shooting percentages. Davis averaged 22.4 points for his career and led the nation in scoring at 35 points per game during the 1987-88 season. He also led the nation in free throw percentage three times throughout his career, shooting 90%, 94%, and 96% from the line over those seasons. Davis earned All-CIAA, All-District 26 and All-American honors while at Livingstone College and finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,800 career points. Other inductees include  Albert “A.J.” English of Virginia Union University; LeVelle Moton, N.C. Central University, men’s basketball; Leslie Speight, CIAA basketball and football official; and the 1983 women’s basketball team of Virginia Union University. The CIAA recognizes inductees for their excellence in the conference, significant contributions in the community, leadership in CIAA sports and commitment to the CIAA mission. This year’s class focuses on basketball honorees as the conference celebrates …

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Davis returns to alma mater as senior VP, COO

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SALISBURY – Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. announced Thursday that alumnus and former vice president of Livingstone, Dr. Anthony J. Davis, is returning to serve his alma mater as senior vice president for Institutional Advancement/chief operating officer. In this role, Davis will serve as chief fundraiser of the college, supervising and providing leadership for the institution’s entire revenue generating enterprise. “Additionally, he has been tasked with providing strategic oversight in key areas on the campus as we seek to create a campus-wide synergy that promotes a high performance culture, which will promote economic growth and sustained revenue generation,” Jenkins said. Davis will serve as the day-to-day operations supervisor and represent the president, in his absence, both on and off campus. In the spirit of collaboration, he will also coordinate the work of the senior staff and develop processes and procedures that will promote efficacy and excellent execution in support of the college’s mission and its economic ecosystem. Prior to this appointment, Davis served the college as a consultant for philanthropy and development, and led the college’s Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month campaign in February. As a result, the college raised $3.3 million in philanthropic support with $200,000 earmarked for scholarships. He has spent the past 11 years employed as vice president for development with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, the nation’s oldest diversity pipeline organization. The Consortium secures and provides scholarship support for qualified underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans) …

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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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Slain officer attended Livingstone College

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SALISBURY – Terrence Carraway, the officer killed in the line of duty in Florence, S.C., on Oct. 3, attended Livingstone College. College records show that Carraway was a student from fall 1984 to spring 1985. Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., the Livingstone College Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, alumni and students extend their deepest condolences to Carraway’s family and to his fellow officers. Carraway, 52, was a 30-year veteran with the Florence Police Department. According to news reports, Frederick Hopkins, a 74-year-old disabled veteran, opened fired on officers when they tried to execute a search warrant. Carraway was minutes away when he got the call to help his fellow officers. He was killed and six others were wounded. He was described by Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler as “the bravest police officer” he’s ever known. Carraway’s Facebook page listed Livingstone College as the school where he studied. “It was clear that he was proud to have attended Livingstone College,” Jenkins said. “We’ve already heard from alumni who knew him while he matriculated here. This is our homecoming weekend, and we intend to pause throughout our events to reflect and honor the braveness of this veteran law enforcement officer, this fallen Blue Bear.”