Officers help save baby’s life

Officer: ‘You’re not leaving us here; not under our watch’  SALISBURY – Livingstone College security officers are credited with helping to save the life of a three-month-old child on campus Monday. Ashley Dawkins, the child’s mother, was attending a presentation show by the sorority Sigma Gamma Rho at Varick Auditorium on Monday evening when her baby started aspirating. She took …

Children’s Book Festival to feature storyteller, clown

SALISBURY – The Livingstone College Children’s Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the campus, featuring storyteller Linda Gorham, Tyca the Clown and a special treat from a local elementary school. First held in March 1991, the festival was born after Jacquori Franklin, daughter of former Livingstone President …

Livingstone to offer Army ROTC in the fall

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 …

Bravo TV reality star coming to Livingstone

Father, platinum-selling jazz artist, Ben Tankard, to accompany her Bravo TV reality star, singer and motivational speaker, “Queen Brooklyn” Tankard, along with celebrity family and friends, is coming to Livingstone College April 8-9. The visit is part of her 2019 “I Am Free Concert and Convo Tour,” which uses the power of music, education and the performing arts to empower …

Men’s team wins before CIAA begins

Livingstone men’s basketball team earns CIAA  highest GPA award as tourney begins By Kimberly Harrington/Livingstone College News Service                                                                        As the CIAA tournament kicks off today in …

Livingstone to receive $100,000 endowment from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

First installment to be made this month  SALISBURY – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA), in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation, has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Livingstone College as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. Livingstone President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., will join 31 other presidents of Historically Black Colleges and …

Joyner: Rebuild Black America

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 …

LC Hall of Famer featured in TV special for nonprofit success

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 …