Thursday, February 10, 2005
Lincoln Students to Contend in National Academic Competition
on March 31-April 4, 2005 in Orlando, FL
Five Lincoln University undergraduates have qualified to represent
the University in the Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge,
a national academic competition scheduled for March 31-April
4, 2005, in Orlando, FL.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc
established the competition in 1989. For the 16th consecutive
year, the contest will celebrate the academic excellence of
students at America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(HBCUs). This academic competition brings together 64 HBCU teams
of students who compete for the title of National Champion by
answering questions on a variety of topics including history,
science, religion, the arts and popular culture, as well as
African-American history and culture.
At Lincoln, the on-campus competition to select the national
representatives began last October with 15 teams, according
to Ihsan Mujahid, coordinator of Student Life and Development,
who also coordinated the contest. Each team consisted of four
players. At the end of the tournament, the five best players
were selected to represent Lincoln based on their individual
performance. Students were challenged with a variety of questions,
including in science, literature, geography, Black and American
history, and sports. The five students representing Lincoln
University in the national academic competition are:
Chase, a senior, of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago;
Major: English Communications; Career Goal: Sports broadcaster.
J. Farrell, a senior, of Queens, NY; Major: Biology
and secondary education; Career Goal: University professor.
Holliday, a junior, of Willingboro, NJ; Major: Computer
Science; Career Goal: Captain in U.S. Coast Guard.
M. Monroe, a senior, of Philadelphia, PA; Major:
Mass Communications; Career Goal: News media producer and
Wanamaker, a sophomore, of Philadelphia, PA; Major:
Business administration; Career Goal: Urban developer.
The five Lincoln undergraduates will be accompanied to Orlando
by Benson W. Prigg, Ph.D., associate professor of English
at the University, who will serve as their coach.
Over the past 15 years, approximately 25,000 HBCU students
have taken part in this prestigious program. The National
Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
is the educational partner for the program. Last year, the
winning team was crowned National Champions and received a
$50,000 institutional grant. Since Lincoln’s first participation
in 1989, University teams have earned $23,500 in cumulative
Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically
Black University that combines the best elements of a liberal
arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and
selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those living
in a highly technological and global society. The University
is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans
with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (biology,
chemistry and physics); computer and informational sciences;
biological and life sciences. Lincoln enrolls 2,012 undergraduate
and graduate students.
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