Thursday, April 15, 2004

Distinguished Lincoln Graduate Samuel L. Woodard, Ed.D, To Discuss His Keys to Success at April 19, 2004 Lecture On Campus
Dr. Woodard, Professor Emeritus at Howard University, will present “Ten Secrets of a Black Winner”

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA (www.lincoln) — Lincoln University---the nation’s first Historically Black University---welcomes back one of its favorite sons when Samuel L. Woodard, Ed.D., Lincoln class of 1952, returns to the campus to discuss his remarkable road to success on April 19, 2004 at Mary Dod Brown Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m.

Dr. Woodward, founder of the Naomi Woodard-Smoot Scholarship, will share the his compelling story during his lecture, “Ten Secrets of a Black Winner: From Impoverished Orphan to Distinguished Educator by the Road Less Traveled Spirituality.” During a time when African Americans were not expected to succeed, Dr. Woodard, who had neither parents, money or encouragement, excelled. Dr. Woodard, a retired professor of in Howard University’s Department of Education, has received many awards, including the National Association in Higher Education and the Distinguished Pennsylvania Educator and Role Model for American Youth from the Pennsylvania College Alumni Association.

In addition, Dr. Woodard has the distinction of being the first black student to receive the Phoenician Trophy, a national award which honors athletes who earn the highest academic achievement. Dr. Woodard was a champion basketball player and the first African American at the State University of New York (SUNY)-Buffalo to receive a doctorate in educational administration.

Located in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Lincoln 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. The University is in the midst of a yearlong celebration of its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary. Lincoln will hold 150th anniversary galas this spring in Washington, D.C. (April 17) and New York City (May 6). For more information on Lincoln, please visit our Web site at www.lincoln.edu.

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