Celebrates 150th Anniversary at D.C. Gala
Ivory V. Nelson (second from left) and other University
officials greet recording artist Jeffrey Osborne (third from
left) shortly before his performance at the Washington, D.C.
Gala on April 17. The others (L-R) are: Joseph C. Brown 74,
chair of the Washington, D.C. Gala Committee; Dr. Patricia A.
Nelson, co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Commission; David E.
Warr, Esquire, a University Trustee; and Frank C. Gihan 72,
chair of Lincolns Board of Trustees.
Osborne, noted for his memorable ballads, perfoms at the Washington,
Horace G. Dawson, Jr., Ph.D., (left), a 1949 Lincoln
graduate, addresses the audience at the Washington, D.C. Gala.
Dr. Dawson, director of both the Ralph J. Bunche International
Affairs Center and the Patricia Roberts Harris Public Affairs
Program at Howard University, fondly recalled his undergraduate
days at Lincoln. He was one of the honorary chairs for the Gala
Committee. From 1962 to 1989, Dr. Dawson, a former professor of
English, was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, during which
time he served as Cultural Affairs Officer or Public Affairs Officer
in such countries as Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia and the Philippines.
In 1979, United States President Jimmy Carter appointed him Ambassador
to the Republic of Botswana, where he remained until 1983.
Trustee Dr. Ernest C. Levister, Jr. '58, San Bernardino, Calif.,
enjoys the Washington, D.C. Gala with his cousin, Ruth May, of
New York. He is the great-grandson and she is the great-granddaughter
of one of Lincoln's original students, Thomas Amos.
Brown 74, chair of the Washington, D.C. Gala Committee (above)
welcomes alumni and other guests to the second of three Lincoln
Sesquicenetennial anniversary celebations. The first gala was
held on October 24, 2003 in the City of Philadelphia; New York
City hosted the third gala on May 6, 2004.
Ivory V. Nelson (left) and University Trustee Gregory C.
Miller 77 discuss Lincolns Sesquicentennial celebration
at the Washington, D.C. Gala.
Trustees (L-R) Dwight S. Taylor 68, Andrea L. Custis, and
Warren R. Colbert, Sr. 68 talk at Lincolns Gala at
the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Taylor srved on the
Washington, D.C. Gala Committee.