Livingstone College National Alumni Association Blue Bear Update
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The School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Lobby in the former Holiday Inn
Alumni Class Notes . . .
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Condolences . . .

For the family of Jerome Funderburk.

For the family of Grace Yancey Bullock, class of 1950.


Chapter News . . .

The LCNAA Charlotte Alumni Chapter will host its 6th Annual Founder's Day Celebration featuring  The Livingstone College Concert Choir. This special event will take place   on Sunday afternoon,  February 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the  East Stonewall A.M.E. Zion Church.  

The chapter is soliciting support for this special fundraising event. You can support  this effort through a tax deductible donation as a patron or sponsor. 

Bronze Level $1- $49.00
Silver Level $50 - $99.00  
Gold Level $100 - $249.00
Blue Bear Level $250.00 +

Checks should be made payable to the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Livingstone College and forwarded to:

Willie J. Tabor
1401 Kelston Place #104
Charlotte, NC  28212

All contributions will help many deserving students at Livingstone College.

A shout out to the Richmond Alumni Chapter
LC Making News . . .
Livingstone's International Program soaring to new heights . . .

Livingstone College's Culinary Arts Program food tasting evening. Comments from the Chef Delvin Cathey on the evening, use of interns and importance of the program.

Students planned, prepared and presented a menu. Check our some of the images here.

Former Miss Livingstone Queens return campus for grand affair . . .

Dr. Jenkins celebrates 10 years.  Here he is in his own words and receiving The Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Dr Hope Williams.


Now for something light, a  mannequin challenge.

The School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts is decorated for the Holidays
A Message from the LCNAA President . . .
2016 has been a most eventful year for the LCNAA.  We started the year with a full plate and I am pleased with what we have accomplished to date.
 
Constitution and By-Laws : The Executive Board is days away from approving a new Constitution and By-Laws.   Once approved, copies of the proposed Constitution and By-Laws will be distributed to all financial members with a ballot in January. The results of the vote will be announced at the Spring meeting scheduled to be held in Washington DC on April 6-8,2017. If you have not yet paid your registration or reserved your hotel room, you need to do so as soon as possible (see Spring conference information below). This promises to be an annual meeting you don't want to miss.
 
Homecoming 2016:  For the second year in a row, Alumni praised nearly every aspect of the Homecoming activities. It will be a real challenge for us to exceed our efforts for Homecoming 2017 but I believe the Homecoming committee will rise to the challenge.  
 
Alumni Scholarships: The Board adopted a new set of criterion for the LCNAA Scholarship. Based on funds raised at Homecoming 2015, we will award more than $20,000 in LCNAA Scholarships next spring, more than we have awarded in the past 3 years combined.
 
As 2016 quickly draws to a close, I want to thank all of you who gave of your time in the service of Livingstone College. Some of you recruited students or raised money for student scholarships. Others served as local or national chapter officers and/or committee chairpersons and Executive Board Members. I thank you all for your leadership, your energy and dedication. Of no less importance are the many Alumni who supported the leadership helping to make fundraising efforts successful. In addition to these efforts, many of you made direct donations to the College earmarked for the Capital Campaign, the general fund or whatever specific causes you chose to support. 
 
If you are not an active member of a local chapter or the national, don't wait for January 1, 2017 to make a resolution to participate.  There's no better time to get started than today. The LCNAA needs you! 
 
On behalf of the Executive Board of the LCNAA, I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
 
Delores M. Johnson

 The McNair Blue Bears Return to Homecoming . . .
Siblings return to homecoming for the Love of Livingstone College

The McNair children matriculated under the Maples & Oaks at Livingstone College from 1965-1972. They're from Plymouth, N.C. and are the children of Mr. Lawrence McNair and the late Mrs. Thenorma McNair.

Mrs. Georgia M. Thompson' 69 (wife of the late Bishop Richard K. Thompson' 64), Jonathan McNair' 70, Oliver McNair' 71 (Christine Johnson McNair' 71), and Jacquard (Jackie) McNair Coleman '72 were inseparable during Homecoming weekend, October 14-16, 2016.

They attended a reception in the Poets & Dreamers Garden, class reunion activities, Convocation, luncheons, alumni meetings, the game, gala, and other events.

This was the first time in forty-four (44) years that all of them were in attendance.

Go McNair Blue Bears!
LCNAA Spring Meeting Scheduled . . .

2017 LCNAA Spring Conference . . .

The LCNAA DC Area Alumni Chapter is excited about welcoming alumni to the DC Area for the 2017 Spring Conference from April 6-8th. All alumni are encouraged to make plans to attend this event. It will be a weekend to remember.

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 
Largo/Washington
9100 Basil Court
Largo, Maryland 20774
Tel: +1-301-773-0700

Hotel Reservations can be made online  here. If you have not made your reservations yet, please do so as soon as possible, if you are planning on staying over Saturday evening (4/8). Saturday night is filling up with the regular hotel reservations (our conference ends on Saturday - 4/8 - and the hotel is not holding anything after that date for the conference).

The registration fee for the spring meeting is $140.00 prior to March 15th and should be mailed, along with this  registration form, to:

Jackie Thompson-Matthews
P.O. Box 1231 
Kinston, NC 28503

For additional details or questions, contact:

President, LCNAA 
DC Area Chapter
301-377-1733 (cell)

Cruise with the Class of 1971 . . .
Upcoming events . . .

The Class of 1971 is relentless when it comes to securing revenue for Livingstone College. The Class is hosting a seven day Cruise,  June 9-17, 2018

Although the ship has not been crafted, they are locked into the prices as stated in the flyer above.

A minimum non refundable deposit of $200 is required at reservation. Contact Our Gang Travel at 973-763-3616 or 1-888-5OURGANG; email or visit their website for more information. 

Keep up with Livingstone College Sports teams in action . . .