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Livingstone College biology club sponsors campus cleanup

SALISBURY — The biology club made the campus of Livingstone College litter-free by participating in a campus-wide cleanup.

Twenty-four students participated, in addition to STEM faculty and the college’s physical plant department, said Shatasha Brooks, the club’s director and assistant professor of biology. The cleanup collected 80 pounds of trash.

The biology club aims to enhance lifelong learning and career development of every biology major at Livingstone College. Its mission is to promote professional development, research training and scientific communication skills to prepare students for rewarding careers after graduation. As such, the purpose was to engage students in a service-oriented project that benefited the college and was aligned with educational objectives. Other biology club activities include graduate and professional school recruitment presentations, study skill workshops, career exploration, research seminars, field trips, career services workshops, biology research experiences, professional development presentations and service-learning events.

Salisbury Rotary Club awards $19,600 in scholarships

The Salisbury Rotary Club began awarding scholarships to students graduating from the public schools of Rowan County in 1988.  To date, the club has awarded a total 389 scholarships totaling $446,200.

For the seventh consecutive year, all 10 scholarship recipients were awarded Salisbury Rotary Club scholarships to attend local colleges. Eight students received a scholarship to attend Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and one each to Catawba and Livingstone colleges.

At each high school in Rowan-Salisbury Schools, a committee selected its scholarship recipient. Thereafter, the Salisbury Rotary Club awarded each recipient $1,200 to attend Rowan-Cabarrus for the 2019-2020 school year. Scholarship recipients were: Madison Ward, East Rowan; Emilo Salazar Garduno, Jesse Carson; Shynek Lyles, North Rowan; Brittany Ingram, Rowan Early College;  Zamiah Pressley, Salisbury, Cristal Munoz Ramos, South Rowan; and Cade Bernhardt, West Rowan. Henderson Independent High School has not yet identified a scholarship recipient.  

Catawba and Livingstone colleges each selected their recipient of a four-year, $5,000 scholarship from the Salisbury Rotary Club. Awarded the scholarship to Catawba College was Dora Nunez Romero and to Livingstone College was Myyana Stevens. Both Dora and Myyana were 2019 graduates from North Rowan High School.  

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