Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 2, 2019

Livingstone College baccalaureate service to be held Friday

Livingstone College’s baccalaureate service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Varick Auditorium with Bishop Seth O. Lartey as guest speaker.

Lartey, a native of Liberia, is presiding bishop of the Alabama-Florida Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

A member of the Livingstone College board of trustees, Lartey is a 1976 graduate of A.M.E. Zion Academy in Monrovia, Liberia, and a 1980 graduate of Liberian Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned a bachelor’s degree in intermediate education from Livingstone College in 1987; his master’s degree in religious education from the School of Divinity at Duke University; and his doctor of ministry degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

Before his election as bishop, Lartey served as pastor of Goler Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in Winston-Salem for nearly 20 years. He was founder and president of Goler Community Development Corp., which built housing for the poor including 79 one-bedroom apartments for seniors.

Livingstone College class to hold 50th reunion

The Livingstone College Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th class reunion this weekend.

Activities will include a welcome reception at 6 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Salisbury and a luncheon at noon Friday at the college’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts on Jake Alexander Boulevard, followed by a reunion meeting.

Catawba College students attend national mathematics honor society convention

Catawba College students Marcia-Mariel Erhart of Rodgau of Germany and Federico Borrego Higareda of Mexico City attended the biennial national convention of the mathematics honor society Kappa Mu Epsilon.

Erhart, a math major, delivered a talk titled “The Additive Property of the Sum-of-Divisors Function” in which she presented research done under the supervision of  John Zerger, a Catawba professor of mathematics and computer science. Hers was one of four student talks named an outstanding presentation at the conference.

Higareda is majoring in mathematical finance. 

DCCC brings job fair to Davie campus

Davidson County Community College will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8 on its Davie campus in Room 110 of the administration building. It is free and open to the public.

The job fair will bring together local employers representing a wide range of the top professions and industries in Davie County, including health care, advanced manufacturing and business.

 “After the success of the spring job fair on our Davidson campus, we wanted to offer the same opportunities to our students and community members at our Davie campus,” said Devay Campbell, student job developer for DCCC. “We were able to partner with Davie Connect in order to bring together a selection of top industry employers who are actively looking for skilled candidates.”

Employers representing Ashley Furniture, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Ingersoll Rand, Patterson Co., Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical, First Choice Personnel and others are scheduled to attend.

For more information on the job fair, including a full list of scheduled employers, visit

Graduates will also participate in the baccalaureate service and be recognized during commencement Saturday as “golden graduates” as they wear gold caps and gowns.

Dubbed the “One of a kind, Class of 1969,” the graduates include Bishop George E. Battle Jr., chairman of the Livingstone College board of trustees and senior bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church.