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Livingstone College proudly announces its 145 Founder's Day speaker, The Right Reverend Dennis V. Proctor


Livingstone College will celebrate its 145th Founder's Day on February 8 in Varick Auditorium, Salisbury, NC, in honor of Dr. Joseph Charles Price. The keynote speaker for the event is The Right Reverend Dennis V. Proctor, presiding prelate of the North Eastern Episcopal District, A.M.E. Zion Church.

Rev. Dr. Dennis Proctor, a graduate of Livingstone College, received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Summa Cum Laude honors. He later earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, a Clinical Pastoral Experience Diploma from Western Reserve Psychiatric Habilitation Center, a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University College of Law, and a Doctor of Ministry (Samuel D. Proctor/Otis Moss Fellow) from the United Theological Seminary. Hood Theological Seminary and Livingstone College also honored him with a Doctor of Divinity.

He was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, served as a Fellow to Study the Presidency of the United States, a North Carolina Legislative Intern, and a North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership Fellow. He also served as a Clerk for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Lt. Governor of the American Bar Association Law Student Division, President of The Ohio State University Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus, and the Founding President of the Congress of National Black Churches, Baltimore Affiliate.

He was elected by the world church and consecrated the 97th bishop in succession of the African Methodist Episcopal Church at the 48th Quadrennial Session of the A.M.E. Zion Church. He was assigned to the Western Episcopal District and later reassigned to the North Eastern Episcopal District during the 50th General Conference.

The Andrew Carnegie Library is set to reopen on February 1, featuring the "We Built This" exhibit. This exhibit will showcase Black architects and builders in North Carolina. There will be a special guest speaker, Mr. Harvey Gantt, an architect and politician. To register for this event, please email jcockerl@livingstone.edu.

Starting on February 5th, the library will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Smithsonian Exhibition titled "Exploring Human Origins". This exhibition is in partnership with Livingstone College, the Smithsonian Institute, the American Library Association, and Hood Seminary. The exhibition will be on display until May 15th.

On February 6, Heritage Hall will also reopen with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, starting at 10 a.m. There will be special exhibits and viewing opportunities. To attend the ribbon-cutting for Heritage Hall, please register via email at kallman@livingstone.edu.

If you'd like to know more about other events scheduled for February, you can visit www.livingstone.edu.

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Livingstone College is a private, historically black college that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence, and student success. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education, and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning, and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community.

Livingstone College, 145 Founder's Day speaker, The Right Reverend Dennis V. Proctor


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