March 22, 2004
University, Americas 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.
University of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education
Founded in 1854 as America's First Historically Black University.
Celebration of Lincoln Universitys Sesquicentennial Anniversary
and 150 years of accomplishments, milestones, and distinguished
history in higher education.
Saturday, April 17, 2004 TIME: 7:00 p.m. -- 11:00 p.m.
National Museum of Women in the Arts / 1250 New York Avenue, NW,
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.
will feature recording artist and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne.
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,
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.
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 www.lincoln.edu. Media Contact: Samuel
W. Pressley, director, Lincoln Universitys Office of Marketing
and Communications, 610-932-1094; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
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