W-S Alumni Chapter Members Sell Raffle Tickets at Game . . .

Mel and Sarah at W-S Alumni Chapter Table

Mel and Sarah at W-S Alumni Chapter Table

Today (Saturday, October 26, 2013), the W-S Alumni Chapter (Mel Bennett, Sarah Alston & Nigel Alston) staffed a table at the WSSU v. Livingstone football game in Salisbury.

It was a cool, beautiful day to pose for pictures with the Blue Bear Mascot and each other.

Sarah, Blue Bear Mascot and Mel

Sarah, Blue Bear Mascot and Mel












While we did not connect with any alums from W-S, we did sell 96 ($96 collected) raffle tickets for the $100 Gas Card. 

Mel, Nigel and Sarah

Mel, Nigel and Sarah












We are off to a great start! We will be back next week for homecoming at the same location (inside the gate). Our goal is to connect with W-S area alums, encourage them to join the chapter, support our activities and, of course, purchase raffle tickets.

Sarah and her Delta Sisters

Sarah and her Delta Sisters












We hope to see you on 11/2.

Stop by the table to say hello, reconnect and buy a raffle ticket (smile).

Sarah, Blue Bear Mascot and Nigel

Sarah, Blue Bear Mascot and Nigel


Livingstone College Golden Grads . . . in 1998

Golden Grads: 50 Years After Graduation, Three Sisters Are Honored by Their College

Publication Date: June 22, 1998 Page: 1 Section: D Edition: CITY

The saying “A family that prays together stays together” has held true for a lifetime for sisters Mildred E. Knox, Dorothy E. Wynecoff and Olivia E. Morgan.

They’ve been praying together since as far back as they can remember, when their father, Golden C. Ellis, was an African Methodist Episcopal Zion preacher. One of the things they fondly remember their father preaching both in and out of the pulpit was the importance of education beyond high school.<

From early on the Ellis girls said they knew that they would be headed to college and pretty much knew that they would be going toLivingstone College in Salisbury.

“We always knew that we would go to Livingstone,” Wynecoff said. “Daddy said that kids from the church could go for nominal fee since the school was supported financially by the church.”

That was over half a century ago. Now, 50 years after their graduation, the three women returned to Livingstone to share the stage for another honor.
Last month they were inducted into the college’s Golden Anniversary Club, an alumni organization for graduates who are celebrating their 50th alumni year.

“It was so exciting to go back, to see old friends . . . just to be back to see the maples and the oaks,” Wynecoff said.

This time around, the sisters were decked out in shimmering gold caps and gowns for the honor instead of the school’s traditional black and blue colors.
The sisters are not triplets, but, seemingly by fate, they all graduated from college at the same time. Knox, age 73, started atLivingstone in 1943, Wynecoff and Morgan in 1944. They graduated in 1948.

“I graduated from Atkins High School in 1942 and worked for a year before beginning at Livingstone,” Knox explained. “Then I took another year off after my junior year to get married.”

Wynecoff, 72, also worked the first year after high school before going off to college. Morgan, 70, joined her sisters directly out of high school.
The sisters say they have always been close and gotten along well. That closeness carried over into their college years as well. “We were all roommates at one point, until the year that Mildred took off to get married, then it was just me and Olivia,” Wynecoff said. The three also renewed their sisterhood by joining the same sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Even though their college days are long behind them, the three have continued their camaraderie. All the sisters eventually married and had their own families. With the exception of Morgan – who went to be with her husband, who was in the military, for three years during the 1950s – the three sisters have always lived in the same city.

They are also still praying together. All sisters are members of Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church, where they have been worshiping since the late 1940s. Now they keep themselves busy working in various church groups. Knox is an assistant organist for the cathedral choir where Wynecoff sings in the soprano section. Morgan has been the superintendent of the Sunday School department. All three are church missionaries, and all remain actively involved with their sorority

The three are now grandmothers, with 13 grandchildren between them. But they still find time to share in each other’s lives. They occasionally have lunch or get together for birthdays or family reunions. Wynecoff and Morgan say they talk on the phone almost daily.

When not on the phone, the three usually get together at Morgan’s house. The sisters still sound like school girls as they reminisce about their school days, complimenting one another on the different honors each has received over the years. They still speak lovingly of their father’s days as a preacher as they thumb through a scrapbook of his 53 years in the ministry.

They still have their fond memories of growing up as close sisters. The only difference, Morgan said, is “Now we’re golden girls.”

Note: Dorothy E. Wynecoff and Olivia E. Morgan are  current members of the W-S Alumni Chapter and all three sisters plan to be at Homecoming next week celebrating 65-years after graduation.

W-S Alumni Chapter On The Move . . .


The Livingstone Blue Bears  play the WSSU Rams this saturday at 1 pm in Salisbury.

The W-S Alumni Chapter will staff a table during the game (and during the homecoming game on 11/2) and invite all area alums to stop by, confirm their contact information and purchase a $1 raffle ticket for a $100 Gas Card. The proceeds will help the chapter in its planned activities for the year.

Raffle Tickets

$1 Raffle Tickets – $100 Gas Card

Please spread the word, help us sell tickets, buy some tickets, and join us at our next chapter meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the WSFC Central Library in downtown W-S.

We look forward to seeing you on 10/26 and 11/2 (homecoming).

Go Blue Bears!

Homecoming Activities . . .

14 Days to Homecoming 2013!!!

Here is the Homecoming Weekend Rundown

Thursday, October 31st
Rickey Smiley @ 8pm
Varick Auditorium ($25)

PAC Bowling Party
Woodleaf Lanes ($10)
Unlimited Bowling and Shoes

Friday, November 1
Alumni Convocation
Varick Auditorium

UNCF Luncheon
Aggrey Student ($30)

Stomp Fest 2013
Greek Step Show
Varick Auditorium ($20)

Alumni “Old Trent Party
Black Box Theater ($10)
450 N. Lee Street

LCNAA Welcome Reception
Events and Hospitality Center (on campus) $20 or FREE with LCNAA membership card!

Saturday, November 2
Brunch & photo
Aggregate Student Union ($15/brunch & $10/photo)

Yard Fest
Horseshoe area
Free & Open to the public!

Football Game (FSU)

Fashion Show
Free & Open to the public!

Alumni “All Black” Party
Black Box Theater ($25)
Midnight Mask Contest

Stay connected to Livingstone College and each other . . .


There are many ways to stay connected to Livingstone College, the National Alumni Association, and each other.

You can find out what is happening at the school by by checking out this calendar of activities, visiting the school website, staying in touch on the school’s Facebook Page and following it on Twitter. You can also keep up with sports on Twitter – LCBlueBears.

Keep up-to-date on the LCNAA and with each other on the Livingstone College Alumni Network on Linkedin.

And follow the chapter and its activities on its new Twitter Page.

Welcome to the Livingstone College W-S Alumni Chapter


A small group of alums (12-15) have met over the last three months to re-activate the W-S Alumni Chapter. In July, we organized and elected a slate officers, established committees and accepted volunteer committee members and chairpersons. 

We continue to meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm, currently at the Central Library in downtown W-S, unless otherwise noted.
We are excited about the chapter and have some great ideas for engaging everyone, supporting the school and its students. 
We encourage and look forward to more of you attending the chapter meetings, participating in the planning and fellowship.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please let me know. We appreciate and value your input. Also, please share with others and encourage them to join us as we move forward with chapter activities.