Homecoming 2003

As the University continues a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary, this year’s President’s Contributors Awards Luncheon was nestled between the Philadelphia Gala on October 24 (see homepage photo gallery) and Homecoming 2003 festivities, which included the crowning of “Mr. and Ms. Lincoln.” The following are scenes of a simply fun-filled and eventful week at Lincoln University.

Charles H. Fleming, III, a senior majoring in Computer Science, and Venice R. Garner, senior Communications/Journalism major, were crowned “Mr. and Ms. Lincoln University” for Homecoming 2003.

Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (right), congratulates “Mr. and Ms. Lincoln University, Charles H. Fleming, III, ’04 and Venice R. Garner ‘04, for Homecoming 2003.

University students and alumni participated in many on-campus activities, including the fashion show and a parade.

The President’s Contributors Awards Luncheon recognized contributors who have donated $1,000 or more during the 2002-2003 fiscal year.

Gold Club ($9,999 to $5,000)—Rev. Calvin S. Morris, Ph.D.,’63, Board of Trustees Vice Chair; Thema H. Smith ’00, Warren R. Colbert, Sr. ’68, Trustee and chair of the Board’s Development Committee; and Robert A. James ’66.

Orange & Blue Club ($4,999 to $2,500)—From left: Dr. Jacqueline Faulcon (huband is Dr. Clarence A. Faulcon ’50) William C. King, Esq. ’73, former Vice Chair, Board of Trustees; Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz ‘ 49, distinguished professor of Mathematics; Karla Q. Harris’ 77, George T. Hedgespeth, Jr. ‘71 and Portia M. Hedgespeth ‘77; Dr. Don N. Harris ’51; Dr. Patricia A. Nelson, wife of President Nelson, and co-chair of Lincoln’s Sesquicentennial Commission; and Phyllis G. Woolley-Roy ’85.

John Miller Dickey Society Awardees ($2,499 to $1,000)—From left: Sandy Yates, senior director, Development and Major Gifts; Dr. Richard M. O’Daniel ‘68, acting director, Program Development; Thelma L. Hill ’71, Dr. H. Alfred Farrell ’34, LaVora Valentine’80 and Kathleen Butler ’89.

Will LaVeist (right), a 1988 Lincoln alumnus, presents University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., with the framed, summer 2003 edition of BlackVoices Quarterly magazine that profiled Dr. Nelson. LaVeist is a journalist and executive producer of BlackVoices.com, publisher of BlackVoices Quarterly magazine. Will and his brother, Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, co-authored the book, “8 Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College: A Crash Course in Financial Aid.”

From left: BlackVoices.com executive producer Will LaVeist ’88, William C. King, Esq. ’73, former Vice Chair, Board of Trustees; and Lincoln President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., chat shortly after the President’s Contributors Awards Luncheon.

Emeritus Trustee Frank “Tick” Coleman (at podium), a 1935 Lincoln alumnus, and Special Assistant to the President for Alumni Giving, leads the audience in the singing of the University alma mater at the President’s Contributors Awards Luncheon. Fellow Lincoln alumni assisting him from left are: Rev. Dr. Frank R. Gordon ’39, Dr. H. Alfred Farrell ’34, and Rev. Thomas W.S. Logan, Sr. ’35.

Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (right) presents Dr. H. Alfred Farrell, class of 1934, with his John Miller Dickey Society plaque.

George T. Hedgespeth ’77 (right) chats with Board Vice Chair Rev. Calvin S. Morris, Ph.D. ’63 (left), and Trustee Warren R. Colbert, Sr. ’68, chair of the Board's Development Committee.


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