Lincoln Honors Top Achievers at
150th Anniversary Gala In New York City

Lincoln University continued its celebration of its 150th anniversary with a grand gala at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers on May 6, 2004. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton were among some of the celebrities who attended the gala. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph was the mistress of ceremonies. The following are scenes from a dazzling night for Lincoln.

Actor Danny Glover received the Langston Hughes Award for the Arts (named after the world-renowned poet, playwright and Lincoln University graduate of the Class of 1929) for the tremendous impact he has made in the world over the years as an artist and activist. Presenting the award is Dr. Patricia A. Nelson, chair of Lincoln’s Sesquicentennial Commission, and wife of Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D.


Dr. W. Alexander Miles (center) of the Class of 1951 received the Lincoln University Distinguished Alumni Award for his outstanding contributions to the health of African Americans. Making the award presentation are from left: Lincoln Board of Trustees Chair Frank C. Gihan ’72, Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., Lincoln President; Robert A. James ‘66; and Lincoln Trustee Warren R. Colbert, Sr. ’68, chair of the New York City Gala Awards Committee.

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (center) was the mistress of ceremonies for Lincoln’s 150th Anniversary Gala in New York City on May 6, 2004. Pictured with her from left are: Dr. Patricia A. Nelson, co-chair of Lincoln’s Sesquicentennial Commission; University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D.; Frank C. Gihan ’72, chair of Lincoln’s Board of Trustees; and Lincoln Trustee Warren R. Colbert, Sr. ’68, chair of the New York City Gala Awards Committee.

Dr. Edgar O. Mandeville (second from right) of the Class of 1963 received the Lincoln University Distinguished Alumni Award for his outstanding contributions to the health of African Americans. Making the award presentation are from left are: Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., Lincoln President; Lincoln Board of Trustees Chair Frank C. Gihan ’72; and Lincoln Trustee Warren R. Colbert, Sr. ’68, chair of the New York City Gala Awards Committee.

Harold E. Doley, Jr. (center), Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Doley Securities, Inc. received the Lincoln University Award for Business in recognition for his 30th anniversary as the first African American to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and own the oldest African American investment banking firm in the nation. Making the award presentation are from left: Lincoln Board of Trustees Chair Frank C. Gihan ’72, Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., Lincoln President; Lincoln Trustee Warren R. Colbert, Sr. ’68, chair of the New York City Gala Awards Committee; and Ronald Blaylock, chairman and CEO, Blaylock & Partners LLP.

Dr. Lee C. Bollinger (left), President of Columbia University, is presented with the first Thurgood Marshall Award for Civil Rights by Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. Dr. Bollinger was selected for the award for his role in bringing the University of Michigan affirmative action case to the U.S. Supreme Court during the Spring of 2003. Marshall, the nation’s first Africa American Supreme Court Justice, is a 1930 Lincoln graduate.

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (center) attended a reception at Lincoln’s 150th Anniversary Gala at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers on May 6, 2004. Pictured with Mayor Bloomberg are Dr. Patricia A. Nelson, co-chair of Lincoln’s Sesquicentennial Commission and University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D.

 

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