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15 to be inducted into Livingstone College’s Hall of Fame

Livingstone College

SALISBURY – Livingstone College will host its annual UNCF “Share Your Love” Hall of Fame banquet at 7 tonight at its School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts on Jake Alexander Boulevard.

The black-tie banquet is a celebration of Livingstone College leaders and will welcome 15 recipients into the hall of fame.

“Those being recognized are what you would call servant leaders,” said Livingstone President Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. “We are recognizing their undying commitment and dedication to others in their respective roles.”

The honors go to those who demonstrate the characteristics of stewardship, empathy and commitment to personal growth toward others, said Deborah Johnson, Livingstone’s UNCF director.

“Although this prestigious award is given to honor individuals for their love of mankind, it is also a major fundraiser for our UNCF campaign at Livingstone College,” she said.

Each recipient is asked to invest in the educational pursuits of a college student and make the dream of a college degree become a reality through an annual gift to UNCF.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Dr. Derrick R. Anderson and the Rev. Margaret Anderson
  • Dr. Haven O. Anderson
  • Mary Bonaparte
  • Ellison L. Bowman
  • Annie Craig
  • Leondras “LeLe” P. Davis
  • Leon Gatewood, Class of 1980
  • Patricia McCoy
  • Dr. Carol Rose Page, Class of 1979
  • I. Melvin Peay
  • Dr. Sheldon Shipman, Class of 1980
  • Earle Lyons Smith, Class of 1970
  • Sylvia I. Taylor, Class of 1976
  • Dr. Dwayne A. Walker, Class of 1984

The first UNCF Hall of Fame was held on Feb. 7, 2002, with 10 recipients, all of whom were Livingstone College graduates. Since then, 123 leaders have been inducted.

“These recipients will join the ranks of their fellow inductees and help carry the torch of commitment in ensuring that no mind is wasted,” Jenkins said.

For more information, call Deborah Johnson at 704-216-6118 or email djohnson@livingstone.edu

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