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February 27 , 2008


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson has announced a $100,000 donation from alumnus Dr. Chapman W. Bouldin, Jr. to establish the Chapman and Ann Bouldin Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of his parents.

Dr. Bouldin, the valedictorian for the class of 1959, becomes the second alumnus within a year to donate that sum of money to the university.

“We are pleased to receive this gift from Dr. Bouldin,” President Nelson said. “His generosity will enable students to realize their dream of earning a high quality education from Lincoln University.”

Dr. Bouldin said his inspiration for the donation is the combination of his wonderful experience at the university and a compulsion to give back.

“I treasure the four years I spent at Lincoln University,” Dr. Bouldin said. “I know Lincoln was a major factor in whatever success I have had in my career as an educator and in my evolution as an individual.”

He added, “Since graduating, I have attempted to demonstrate my love and respect for Lincoln through my financial contributions.”

Dr. Bouldin was fully engaged during his enrollment at Lincoln. He was president of the junior class, vice president of the philosophy club and a member of the basketball team.

He became a distinguished and respected educator in African and American history.  The author of a number of publications and a sought-after speaker on African and American history, he has been a consultant for the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State University and Robert Morris University among others.

He also was a major resource for a documentary on the American Revolution aired on WQED, a public television station in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Dr. Bouldin, whose two-year stint in the military earned him honors at the Army Clerical School, received a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979 and launched his career in education.

“I recognize the value of an education and it is important to help others along the way,” he said.

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 has an enrollment of 2,423 undergraduate and graduate students.

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