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Livingstone College Seal
|Motto||A Call To Commitment. Taking Livingstone College to the next level|
|Religious affiliation||African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church|
|President||Dr. Jimmy Jenkins|
|Location||Salisbury, North Carolina,
|Campus||Small town 272 acres (1.10 km2)|
|Former names||Zion Wesley Institute|
|Colors||Columbia blue and Black
|Athletics||NCAA Division II|
track and field
|Affiliations||Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association|
Livingstone College is a private, historically black, four-year college in Salisbury, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Livingstone College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees.
Livingstone College along with Hood Theological Seminary began as Zion Wesley Institute in Concord, North Carolina in 1879. After fundraising by Dr. J. C. Price and Bishop J. W. Hood, the school was closed in Concord and re-opened in 1882 a few miles north in Salisbury.
Zion Wesley Institute was originally founded by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church. The institute changed its name to Livingstone College in 1887 to honor African missionary David Livingstone. That same year, the school granted its first degree.
Originally beginning with 40 acres on a Salisbury farm called Delta Grove, Livingstone College now consists of 272 acres. It has seven structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Student activities 
The College offers a number of opportunities for students to participate in religious, social, cultural, recreational, and athletic activities.
Additionally, outstanding artists and lecturers are brought to campus to perform each year. Included in the Division of Student Services are Residence Life, Health Services, Student Activities/Smith Anderson Clark Student Center, Campus Ministry, and the Counseling Center.
Livingstone is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II, and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Its intercollegiate sports programs include basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, softball, volleyball, tennis, golf, and track and field. The nickname for the school's teams is the Blue Bears.
Notable alumni 
|James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey||Influential Pan-African Thinker, Educator and Christian Preacher|
|George Lincoln Blackwell||theologian and author|
|Ben Coates||Former NFL tight end for New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens|
|Elizabeth Duncan Koontz||1st Black President of the National Education Association & Head of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor|
|Vergel L. Lattimore||Air National Guard Brigadier General|
|Rev. John Kinard||Minister, community activist, and first Director of the Anacostia (Washington, DC) Neighborhood Museum, part of the Smithsonian Museum & Research Center System|
|Wilmont Perry||Former NFL running back for the New Orleans Saints|
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