Celebrates Its 150th Birthday, Honors Top Students
Lincoln University---the nations 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.
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 Deans Awards, which
honors students who have a GPA which ranges between 3.53 and 4.25.
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.
following are scenes from a memorable morning and afternoon of
speeches, presentations and performances that celebrated Lincolns