Lincoln Celebrates Its 150th Birthday, Honors Top Students

Lincoln University---the nation’s first Historically Black University---marked its 150th birthday on April 15, 2004 with an Honors Convocation and Sesquicentennial Happy Birthday Celebration at Manuel Rivero Hall.

Keynote speaker Dr. Nat Irvin, executive professor of the Future Studies and assistant dean for MBA Student Development at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina, urged students to look at the world from a long-range, futuristic perspective. Dr. Irvin is the founder of Future Focus 2020, a non-profit, non-partisan corporation dedicated to providing leadership and bringing futuristic thinking to urban America and minority communities.

In all, 46 Lincoln students received the Presidential Award, which honors students with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and above. Seventeen University students were recognized with Dean’s Awards, which honors students who have a GPA which ranges between 3.53 and 4.25.

In addition, Lincoln honored 15 University students who placed first through third in the Sesquicentennial Student Competition Awards categories. First place winners received $1,000, second place winners received $500 and third place winners received $250. Some of the first place winners presented or performed their prize-winning entries during the event.

The following are scenes from a memorable morning and afternoon of speeches, presentations and performances that celebrated Lincoln’s 150th birthday.

 

 


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