As the University continues a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary, this years Presidents 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 Presidents 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 Boards 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 Lincolns 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. ODaniel 68, acting director, Program Development; Thelma L. Hill 71, Dr. H. Alfred Farrell 34, LaVora Valentine80 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 Presidents 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 Presidents 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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