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3 alumni earn Power 100 awards

In Main Alumni Post, News by KHarrington

  SALISBURY – During a star-studded event, three Livingstone College alumni, including the current president, were honored among the Black Business Ink Power 100. Livingstone President Dr. Anthony J. Davis; Livingstone College Board of Trustee member Nigel Alston; and Class of 1980’s Leon Gatewood, representing his nonprofit organization, each received the Power 100 Award on June 8 at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro. The Power 100 list was comprised of honorees from 28 cities and towns throughout the state and included 90 individuals and 10 organizations. The honorees, selected based on nominations, were chosen because of their leadership and impact inside their organization, community or both, said Richard Williams, founder, publisher and chairman of Black Business Ink. The event was in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Black Business Ink, a magazine dedicated to African-American businesses across the state. Davis, the 13th president of Livingstone College, is the first alumnus in 25 years to lead the historically black college in Salisbury. Prior to his election as president, he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Livingstone, leading the college through the pandemic with extensive and efficient protocols that led the college to reopen before some of its peer institutions. Davis is a foster care survivor and has designated Livingstone as the Center for Aging Out, offering educational opportunities for foster care students interested in attending college. “Livingstone College has supported Black Business Ink since its inception as a premier medium of communications …