Kimberly Harrington, an award-winning journalist with 23 years of experience in journalism and six years in public relations and marketing, has joined Livingstone College as assistant director of public relations.
State Alexander, the school’s executive assistant to the president and director of public relations, said Harrington’s “wealth of experience, skillful writing and infectious energy” has made her a key addition in advancing the school’s mission.
“She comes already familiar with the school’s history being of the A.M.E. Zion denomination and having been exposed to the campus previously,” he said. “We are fortunate to find someone of this caliber with a familiarity of the school to fulfill this role.”
More about Kimberly Harrington:
Hometown: Lilesville, N.C.
Professional Bio: an award-winning journalist with 23 years of experience in journalism and six years in public relations and marketing. Her career started at her hometown newspaper, The Anson Record, in Wadesboro. She served as news editor of The Richmond County Daily Journal in Rockingham; city editor of The Enquirer-Journal in Monroe; and most recently as editor of The Pageland Progressive Journal in Pageland, S.C. She was a columnist for The Charlotte Post while working as director of marketing and public relations for Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet.
Education: Winston-Salem State University
Community Service: serves on the HOLLA! (Helping Our Loved ones Learn and Achieve) board of directors in Wadesboro; gala chairman for the Richmond County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Foundation in Rockingham; former member of Richmond County United Way board of directors; former Richmond County Chamber of Commerce ambassador.
Family: daughter of Sarah Harrington of Lilesville and the late T.C. Ratliff.
Quote: “I consider this a full-circle moment. Livingstone was my first introduction to a historically black college as my sister attended there when I was in junior high school. It is where I became enamored with the idea of college life.”
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