Universitys 150th Anniversary Gala at the Wyndham
Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza on Oct. 24
October 24, 2003 was a very special evening for Lincoln
Universitythe nations first Historically Black
University. Lincoln presented the first of four 150th
Anniversary Galas it will host in four major U.S. cities.
The Philadelphia Gala was held at the Wyndham Philadelphia
at Franklin Plaza.
Philadelphia Gala attracted more than 600 guests and raised
$160,085. Included among the attendees were Pennsylvania
Governor Edward G. Rendell, Philadelphia Mayor John F.
Street and many other local and regional dignitaries.
Lincoln will host three more gala events during 2004 in
Washington, D.C., New York City and Atlanta. The following
are a few snapshots from the October 24 event.
President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (far right), is
joined by, from left: his wife, Dr. Patricia A. Nelson,
co-chair of Lincolns Sesquicentennial Commission;
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell (D-Pa.) and his
wife, Judge Midge Rendell, Third U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals, at the Universitys 150th Anniversary Gala
celebration at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza
on October 24, 2003.
University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., and Board
of Trustees Chairman Frank C. Gihan 72 (second
and third from left, respectively) are flanked Wachovia
Bank officials who presented Lincoln with an oversized
check for $60,000 from the Wachovia Foundation. Making
the presentation from Wachovia Bank are executive vice
president Donn G. Scott (left), and Kevin Dow,
community affairs manager for the Wachovia Foundation.
Fifty-thousand dollars of the check creates the Wachovia
Endowed Scholarship Fund for Lincoln students who are
from the city of Philadelphia and demonstrate financial
other $10,000 is given in support of Lincolns Sesquicentennial
Anniversary Gala program on October 24, 2003 at the Wyndham
Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza Hotel. Scott, co-chair
of the Universitys Sesquicentennial Commission,
is a 1970 Lincoln alumnus. Wachovia
has provided more than $1.1 million in scholarship assistance
to students in Pennsylvania and Delaware in the past three
for the Wachovia Foundation, is flanked by Pamela Crawley,
senior vice president, Citizens Bank (left); and
Jennifer Rodriquez, Philadelphia Industrial Corporation,
at the 150th Anniversary Gala. Crawley presented Lincolns
Leadership Excellence Award to Lozelle J. DeLuz, Ph.D.
Lincoln University Emeritus Trustee Frank Tick
Coleman 35 is Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street
(D-Phila.). Mayor Street and Pennsylvania Governor Edward
G. Rendell (D-Pa.) were among the more than 600 guests
and dignitaries who joined the University at its 150th
Anniversary Gala at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin
Plaza on October 24, 2003.
Lyons, vice president of Regulatory, Communications and
External Affairs, PECO Energy, addresses the audience.
Braxton, weekend anchor for NBC-10 TV in Philadelphia,
was the Philadelphia Galas mistress of ceremonies.
Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (third
from left) are Lincoln Board of Trustees Chair Frank
C. Gihan 72, Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street and
Philadelphia City Solicitor Nelson A. Diaz.
University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (left)
and Frank C. Gihan 72 (right), chair of the
Lincoln University Board of Trustees, present music icon
Kenny Gamble with the Universitys Community Service
Award at Lincolns 150th Anniversary Gala on October
24, 2003 at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza.
was one of four individuals the University honored at
the event celebrating Lincolns 150th anniversary
as the nations first Historically Black University.
Gamble is CEO and chairman of Philadelphia International
Records. In recent years, Gamble has used his success
to become a driving force in rebuilding Philadelphias
neighborhoods through his Universal Community Homes program.
before its 150th Anniversary Gala dinner at the Wyndham
Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza, Lincoln University hosted
a reception. Joining University President Ivory V. Nelson,
Ph.D. (second from left) are: Donn G. Scott 70,
co-chair of Lincolns Sesquicentennial Commission;
Sharlene Roberson 80, former Lincoln Trustee; Frank
C. Gihan 72, chair of Lincolns Board of Trustees;
and Warren R. Colbert, Sr. 68, Lincoln Trustee and
chair of the Boards Development Committee.
H. Alfred Farrell (standing), a 1934 Lincoln University
graduate, was one of four individuals who was honored
during the Universitys 150th Gala at the Wyndham
Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza on October 24, 2003. Dr.
Farrell received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his
more than 40 years of service to the University as chair
of the Department of English and Executive Secretary of
the Lincoln University Alumni Association. Joining Dr.
Farrell is another distinguished Lincoln alumnus, Dr.
Frank Tick Coleman, class of 1935, Emeritus
Lincoln University Alumni
were out in force. From left are: Vernon Davis86,
president of Lincolns Philadelphia Alumni Chapter;
Caron Robinson 78 and Michael C. Taylor 95,
director of Alumni Relations.