Day/Alumni Weekend 2004 Photo Gallery
30 through May 2, 2004 was a time to remember for alumni and friends
of Lincoln University.
2004 marks the 50th anniversary of Lincolns 1954 Emeritus
class and the reunion for class years ending in the 4s and 9s,
the University invited all of its graduating classes back to the
campus to celebrate Lincolns 150th anniversary. The following
are scenes from the Emeritus Luncheon, the Alumni Photo Session
and the Founders Day & Alumni Awards Banquet, which
honored more than 50 alumni for their financial contributions
to Lincoln University. As of May 1, 2004, Lincoln reunion classes
raised more than $520,000 for this years event.
Lincolns class of 1954 were honored on May 2, 2004 during
the Founders Day Emeritus Luncheon. University President
Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (third from right) presented attending
members of the 1954 class with Emeritus Alumni Medallions in a
ceremony during the luncheon. Emeritus Luncheon attendees are
from left: Dr. Robert H. Cobbins, Dr. James R. Smith, Bravelle
M. Nesbitt, Dr. Edison, R. Hairston, Sr., Rufus H. Thomas, Robert
F. McMichael, Howard Caesar, Charles T. Latta, Sr. and Robert
(left) receives his Emeritus Medallion and congratulations
from Lincoln President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. at the Emeritus
Luncheon in the Thurgood Marshall Living Learning Center Dining
Lincolns 25th year reunion class, the class of 1979, participate
in the Alumni Photo Session on Founders Day Alumni Weekend
honored the late Bennie Lee Turner III 74 with the dedication
of a special on-campus tombstone and ceremony during Founders
Day Alumni Weekend events on May 1, 2004. Turner died on July
Chambers 52 (left), who received an honorary degree from
Lincoln in 2003, chats with Lincoln President Ivory V. Nelson,
Ph.D. at the Emeritus Luncheon.
of Lincoln classes from the 1950s take part in the Alumni Photo
Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (at podium) introduces some of the
2004 Founders Day and Alumni Awards honorees. From left
are: Dr. George L. Atwell 48, former Trustee William C.
King, Esq. 73, Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabaaz 49, distinguished
professor of Mathematics; and Lincoln Trustee Dr. David E. Knox
Day and Alumni Special Recognition Awards Honorees. On the stage
from left: Rev. Calvin S. Morris, Ph.D. 63, vice chair,
Lincoln Board of Trustees and Founders Day Master of Ceremonies;
Dr. Kenneth M. Sadler 71, Walter D. Chambers 52; Dr.
Herman P. Bailey 38; William B. Ingram 61, J. Vernon
Peterson 73, and Dr. Ernest C. Levister, Jr. 58.
Front row: Dr. Clisson M. Woods 64, Dr. Samuel L. Woodard
52, Dr. James A. Donaldson 61, Greg C. Miller 77,
Wayne C. Rhone 74, Adrienne G. Rhone 76, former chair,
Lincoln Board of Trustees; Robert A. James 66 and Rev. Leroy
Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (second from right) congratulates
Dr. H. Alfred Farrell 34 with the Founders Day and
Alumni Award. From left are: Sharman Lawrence, M.H.S. 98,
vice president of Lincolns National Alumni Association;
and Frank C. Gihan 72, chair of the Lincoln Board of Trustees.
Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (left), presents Trustee Dr. Leonard
L. Bethel 61 with the Founders Day and Alumni Award
certificate at the Founders Day and Alumni Awards Banquet.
Dr. Bethel was one of more than 50 honorees recognized for their
financial contributions to Lincoln at the 2004 Founders
Day and Alumni Awards Banquet.