Monday, March 22, 2004

Lincoln University, America’s First Historically Black University, to Celebrate 150th Anniversary at Washington, DC Grand Gala, Saturday, April 17, 2004
The event at the National Museum of Women in the Arts will feature singer Jeffrey Osborne.

WHO: Lincoln University of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education — Founded in 1854 as America's First Historically Black University.

WHAT: Celebration of Lincoln University’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary and 150 years of accomplishments, milestones, and distinguished history in higher education.

WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2004 TIME: 7:00 p.m. -- 11:00 p.m.

WHERE: National Museum of Women in the Arts / 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

DETAILS:A highlight of the program will include a short video paying tribute to Lincoln on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. The evening's guests will consist of Lincoln alumni, many dignitaries and elected officials, including U.S. Representatives James E. Clyburn (S.C.), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (Ill.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), and John Lewis (Ga.); also District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams; Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley; and NAACP President and CEO Kweisi Mfume. Tickets for the event are $250.00 per person.

The gala will feature recording artist and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne.

Located in 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. Lincoln has the unprecedented distinction among all colleges and universities of having two of its alumni -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and poet Langston Hughes -- honored with first-class commemorative postage stamps in February 2003, and January 2002, respectively.

Lincoln University combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global society. The University enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

For tickets, contact Lincoln's Office of Special Events and Community Relations at 610-932-1235. For more information about the University, visit Lincoln's Web site at Media Contact: Samuel W. Pressley, director, Lincoln University’s Office of Marketing and Communications, 610-932-1094; e-mail:; home: 856-582-9574.

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