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Livingstone to offer Army ROTC in the fall

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Livingstone College is in the business of developing leaders and so is the United States Army ROTC. That’s why the Army ROTC program coming to the campus of Livingstone is a perfect marriage of leadership excellence. Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., announced last month that the Army ROTC program would start in the fall of 2019. Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides students with tools to become an Army officer without interfering with their other classes, and gives students money for tuition while enhancing their college experience. “The most important thing about Army ROTC is that it gives you a solid foundation and a stepping stone in pursuing your career path as a leader,” said Dr. Curtis Dean, assistant professor who is serving as faculty liaison of the program. “By graduation, students will earn not only a degree, but also a commission as second lieutenant in the Army, Amy Reserves or Army National Guard.” Army ROTC begins with a basic course of instructions taught during the first two years of college. Cadets learn the principles of leadership, Army history and Army organization and structure. During the final two years of college, cadets participate in an advanced course of instruction that teaches the principles of military leadership and military field craft, and provides opportunities for adventure training, all designed to develop and hone a cadets’ leadership skills and ability, Dean said. If a student has at least two or more years remaining toward their undergraduate degree but not enough time to …

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Students earn second chance at Livingstone

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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