Food Lion donates 17,000 meals to Livingstone College food pantry

SALISBURY — According to the Urban Institute, one in seven college students is food-insecure: lacking in reliable access to sufficient quantities of food. This can have a devastating impact on a student’s ability to achieve academic success. But Livingstone College has offered a solution for two years. Through a partnership with Food Lion, the Blue Bear Food Pantry offers shelf-stable …

Alexis Smoot

Name: Alexis Smoot Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia Classification/Major: Senior Computer Information Systems major. My Livingstone Journey:  Prior to being recruited to play softball, I had no knowledge of Livingstone College. I am excited to say that if everything goes as planned I will be graduating May 5, 2018, with Honors. I am currently a member of the Livingstone College Honors Program, …

Writing Personal Statements

Whether you are applying for graduate school, an internship or a scholarship, chances are you will be asked to write a personal statement. These personal essays can range from 250 words up to 1,000 words depending on the opportunity. Regardless of length, here are a few tips to make your personal statement shine: Plan—Take the time to brainstorm your response …

Students earn second chance at Livingstone

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 …

N.C. governor urges students to get back to basics for life of purpose

By Kimberly Harrington Livingstone College News Service “As a people, we are all connected,” said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, speaking at Livingstone College’s Fall Convocation. Quoting Desmond Tutu, Cooper said, “None of us comes into the world fully formed. We would not know how to think, or walk, or speak, or behave as human beings unless we learned it …

Livingstone relocating students after broken pipe damages dorm

SALISBURY – This is Makaela Marsh’s last semester at Livingstone College. She’s managed to not have a roommate her entire college experience – until now. As unusual sub-freezing temperatures spread throughout the region, it put strains on heating systems and pipes. Livingstone College’s Honors Residence Hall was not exempt as it experienced frozen and broken water pipes on Wednesday during …