Ms. Mary & the Boys

ms mary

A Livingstone College National Alumni Association

W-S Chapter Outing

The LCNAA W-S Alumni Chapter has reserved a block of 30 seats for the Barn Dinner Theatre performance of Ms. Mary & the Boys: A hilarious musical comedy on November 9, 2018. Seating begins at 6:15 pm.

Tickets are $49 per person with final payment due to the theater by October 18, 2018. We must confirm a final count and have all money collected with the final payment to the Barn Dinner Theatre on that day.

Ms. Mary Glover and her hilariously dysfunctional family take you on a journey through their lives with soulful Motown & heartfelt gospel music!

If you plan to attend, please complete this reservation form and mail your check (made out to the: W-S Alumni Chapter) as instructed below.

Here is a link to the Barn Dinner Theatre with additional information, including the menu.

The group rate is $49.00 per adult which includes the meal, show, tax and gratuity. It is important to note that fewer than 20 people increases the per seat price to $51 per person.

A group of 8 or more, and less than 20, requires them to add $10 for a gratuity.

Click here to reserve your seats and mail your check to:

Mail your checks to:

Nigel D. Alston

W-S Alumni Chapter

249 Brooks Landing Drive

W-S, NC 27106


A Black & Blue Affair A Success . . .

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Livingstone College Alumni at the Black & Blue Affair Jazz Brunch

February 7, 2015

What a great time we had on Saturday, February 7th at our first “A Black & Blue Affair” Jazz Brunch! More than 150 people attended, enjoying the food, fellowship and jazz provided by sax player Marcus Anderson. We had great community support, excellent involvement by chapter members and the food was great.

Thanks to Dr. Herman J. Felton, Jr. (SVP & Vice President of Institutional Advancement) for attending the event and providing remarks. Also, thanks to Delores Johnson (LCNAA Candidate for President) from the Greensboro Chapter and Warren Arrington (LCNAA Candidate for Treasurer) from the Raleigh/Wake Chapter for attending.

Check out the Jazz Brunch story on Stellar too.

A Black & Blue Affair-61 Waffles, eggs, bacon, shrimp and grits, chicken

orange juice, tea and water

A few weeks ago, the chapter provided food for the men and women’s basketball team when they played WSSU here in W-S. It was a win-win, as we also had a Pizza Hut fundraiser the same day. Each team member had an individual, large, two-topping pizza along with complimentary cinnamon sticks provided by Pizza Hut. Coaches and staff were also provide their food selection.

The chapter recently made a donation to the school to provide funds for purchase of travel bags and book packs for the women’s basketball team. They should have them in time for the CIAA Tournament. And, they are deserving at 22-0 and ranked #5 nationally.

The CIAA basketball tournament is approaching fast and we have the opportunity to support one of our own, a Food Lion Miss CIAA 2015 candidate, LaQuazaya Davis-Brown. Vote for her here and spread the word.

We are on to the next project . . .

A Black & Blue Affair, Jazz Brunch featuring Marcus Anderson

Marcus performing at the DWSP Downtown Jazz Series.

Marcus performing at the DWSP Downtown Jazz Series.

Happy New Year,

The LCNAA W-S Alumni Chapter has a Jazz Brunch planned for Saturday, February 7 from 11 am – 1 pm (A Black & Blue Affair) with Marcus Anderson providing the music.

Marcus has toured with Prince, released several albums and his current single, You Made My Day, is #29 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. Marcus has also established a foundation to help students through the arts.

Facebook Event Page has been created to help get the word out, as our goal is 200 tickets sold. Please spread the word and purchase your ticket now.

Marcus will play about an hour and the menu is as follows: turkey bacon, eggs, hash browns, shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, biscuits, juice, coffee, hot tea, and water.

So, start spreading the word now! Share this through your social media sites, email, and through this Eventbrite announcement.

The single, You Made My Day, #29 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart. Go Marcus!

The single, You Made My Day, #29 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart. Go Marcus!

Upcoming Events

  • Livingstone College Basketball Schedules: Men and Women (The women are undefeated)
  • 1/31 Livingstone v. WSSU in W-S (Pizza Night fundraiser – more details to come)
  • 2/7 Jazz Brunch featuring Marcus Anderson (Galilee Missionary Baptist Church)
  • CIAA Basketball Tournament 2/23-28 in Charlotte
  • W-S Alumni Chapter meeting scheduled for Monday 1/19, will be rescheduled to 1/26 as 1/19 is MLK Holiday. The meeting will be held at our new location, Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd.

We appreciate your support. Please spread the word. Purchase a ticket. Sell a ticket. Join us at chapter meetings. Give back!

Greensboro Chapter fellowship and fish fry . . .

Sarah is happy

Sarah is happy

On Saturday, June 21st, the LCNAA  Greensboro Alumni chapter held a fish fry – $10 for hot fried fish, baked beans, cole slaw, bread, cake and a drink. It was about more than fish though, as the fellowship was also good on a hot Saturday afternoon as evidenced by the pictures here: LCNAA Greensboro Alumni Chapter Fish Fry.

The food was great, the conversation engaging and it was great to Blue Bears, their friends and family.

Livingstone lauded for being green …



Livingstone lauded for being green

By Laurie D. Willis Livingstone College News Service Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 a.m.
UPDATED: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:35 a.m.

Drive down Monroe Street in Salisbury’s West end and you can’t help noticing Livingstone College’s front lawn. The green grass is neatly manicured, and the Blue Bear mascot is perched high atop a brick base.

But the grass isn’t the only thing green at Livingstone. In fact, the college was lauded recently for being the fourth “greenest” HBCU in the nation by The Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University.

In a survey sponsored by the Building Green Initiative, Livingstone followed Spelman College, Howard University and Morehouse College as being the most energy efficient private HBCU in the country. Rankings were determined based on responses from 43 participating HBCUs to questions ranging from recycling, to renewable energy generation, to food to student involvement.

“I think our ranking says a lot about the way we’re conducting ourselves on campus,” said Livingstone College President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. “I’m proud we placed so high, especially when you look at the size of the institutions that ranked above us and consider their financial health. By ranking so high, we prove it doesn’t necessarily take a lot of money to be more energy efficient but instead, it takes a willingness to examine and implement ways to reduce waste and help save the earth.

“The fact that we’re revitalizing our farm, I’m sure, also factored considerably into our favorable ranking,” Jenkins said.

Livingstone College is well underway with plans to revitalize its 40-acre farm. In a historic endeavor that includes the SEED Foundation, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the city of Salisbury, the N.C. Agriculture Commission and other businesses and organizations, Livingstone College is bringing back its farm. Plans are for the farm to complement the college’s new Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Program and, with its organic vegetables and fruits, tie in with the health and wellness component of the holistic college Jenkins implemented at Livingstone when he assumed the top administrative post in February 2006.

Russell Smyre, director of policy and compliance, said the college is revitalizing its farm with the understanding that urban agriculture is environmentally friendly and also a good way to rebuild the city’s infrastructure while providing much-needed jobs. And, he added, future plans include aquaponics to complement the farm.

Besides the farm, Smyre said the college has undertaken several efforts that are helping to make it greener.

For example, the college is participating in Duke Energy’s SmartBuilding Advantage Program and is working to correct some lighting deficiencies that were revealed in several campus buildings after an inspection and assessment was conducted in July and August of 2012. Once Livingstone fully implements all of the recommendations made by Duke Energy officials, the college will experience an estimated 24 percent reduction in energy usage.

Additionally, exterior lighting is being converted to LED lighting campus-wide, in a project that’s half way finished and should be completed before the end of 2014.

“We’re always looking for ways to be better public stewards, and going greener is certainly one way to accomplish that,” Smyre said. “I’m grateful to work for an institution that is not only cognizant of the need to help sustain the earth but that is actually implementing projects toward that end. And given Dr. Jenkins is such a visionary, I’m sure as time goes on we’ll devise even more ways to save and become greener.”

Join us at the Barn Dinner Theatre on July 26



The LCNAA W-S Alumni Chapter has reserved a block of seats (42) for the Barn Dinner Theatre performance, Showtime in Harlem for Saturday, July 26, 2014. We have 11 spaces remaining and invite you to join us. Confirm your seat now!

If you plan to attend, please let me know how many tickets you need and mail your check (made out to: Livingstone College W-S Alumni Chapter) to me at the address below. We hope to have a final count and all money collected by the end of June.

Showtime in Harlem is a celebration of the sights and sounds of the musical era during the Harlem Renaissance. This timeless music has never lost its relevance. This show brings back the Kings & Queens of Harlem including: Ella, Cab, Lena, and Duke, along with the amazing dance styles of the era. The 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, when music and dance were at their best…

Here is a link to the Barn Dinner Theatre with additional information, and their menu.

  • The group rate (20 or more people) is $41.00 per adult seat, and includes the meal, show, tax and gratuity.
  • It is important to note that fewer than 20 and 8 or more increases the per seat price to $56 per person.
  • A group of 8 or more and less than 20 requires them to add $10 for a gratuity.

Nigel D. Alston I President
Winston-Salem LCNAA

249 Brooks Landing Drive, W-S, NC 27106

Livingstone College Concert Choir Event . . . Images

Here are a few pictures before, during and after the concert on Sunday, February 16th. More pictures to come including a group photo of all Livingstonians in attendance.


Rev. Ruff gives closing remarks


Rhon Hammond, Dr. Vickers & Mertice Williams prior to the concert


Tuning up before the concert


Jackie Astrop & Mel Bennett serve cake after the concert


Dr. Oglesby and his fan club







Jackie Astrop Recognized in High Point Safety Newsletter . . .

Featured Coordinator: Jackie Astrop

Featured Coordinator:
Jackie Astrop

Jackie is the Treasury Services Manager and has been a dedicated City employee for 40 years. She has been a safety coordinator for 6 years and also serves on the Safety Policies and Procedures Committee. Jackie says, “Being a Safety Coordinator has been a learning experience for me that has not only benefited my department, but has benefited me on safety issues in my own home. The information gathered is very useful and I get to network with a great group of employees.”

Her advice to other coordinator’s is to “continue to share information, so that we can all be more informed and proactive as coordinators. She adds, “I have enjoyed being a part of the Safety Coordinators for the City and also working on the Policy committee. I have found there is still a lot to learn about safety that we sometimes take for granted.”

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys traveling, reading and spend-ing time with her daughter Deve’ and three year old grandson Caleb.

Spotlight on Dorothy Wynecoff . . . Still Going Strong

Dorothy Wynecoff Class of '48

Dorothy Wynecoff
Class of ’48

College Organizations:  
Member of the Choral Union
Member of the College Octet
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Alpha Xi Chapter
Member of the Student Council

Life Work:    
Clerk Typist at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospital – 13yrs
Teacher in Forsyth County Winston-Salem School System – 24yrs
Married to Donnell Wynecoff (59 yrs), deceased
Daughter – Dr. Debra R. Wynecoff-Ogden, Winston-Salem, NC
Grandson – Garry A. Ogden, Jr., CPA, Conyers, Ga.
Granddaughter – Sophia E. Ogden, Conyers, Ga.

Special Recognitions:  
Hat Queen in the book, “Crowns”
Miss Goler Metropolitan 2002
Miss Livingstone Alumni in 1951

Community Involvement/Interests:  
Member of Goler Metropolitan AME Zion Church
Member of Goler’s Cathedral Choir
Life member of the Woman’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society
Vice-President of the Stewardess Board
Member of the Goler Christian Education Board
Member of Goler Sunday School
Member of Phi Omega-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Member of Phi Omega, Inc.
Member of the Sittercise Class at the Carl Russell Recreation Center
Favorite/Most Memorable Livingstone Moment (s): 
Senior Voice Recital on May 15, 1948, my birthday and on Mothers Day with my mother (Sadie Ellis) in attendance.
Crowning of “Miss Alumni” – 1951  (Winston-Salem Chapter)
Singing in the College Choir & Octet