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|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.
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.
|Rufus Early Clement||Professor and dean||was the sixth and longest-serving president of historically black Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia.|||
|George James||Professor||was a South American historian and author, best known for his 1954 book Stolen Legacy, in which he argued that Greek philosophy originated in ancient Egypt.|
|Natrone Means||Football coach||Former professional American Football running back who played for the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carolina Panthers of the NFL from 1993 to 2000.|||
|Carolyn R. Payton||Professor|||
|Norries Wilson||Football coach||he served as the first African-American head football coach in the Ivy League, with the Columbia University football team.[when?]|||
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