May 18, 2006
SPRING OPEN HOUSE ATTRACTS RECORD ATTENDANCE
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA. - The
spring Open House at Lincoln University established an attendance
record, strongly suggesting a heightened awareness of the quality
of academic programs and the institution’s
unique environment for learning, according to the vice president
responsible for the university’s recruiting efforts.
“We believe the attendance record is a result of an aggressive marketing
plan,” said Dr. William Bynum, vice president for student affairs and
enrollment management who indicated that over 2,000 students attended Open
House compared to 850 at a corresponding time a year ago. “It
is apparent that prospective students are listening and hearing
what we have to say about the university.”
According to Bynum, another factor
is the university’s
rich legacy and tradition.
Founded in 1854 in southern Chester County, Pa., Lincoln is
the nation’s first degree granting historically black
institution and has produced an impressive number of graduates
who have distinguished themselves.
Among Lincoln’s alumni
are associate Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and noted
poet Langston Hughes, both of whom have been immortalized with
U. S. postal stamps. Lillian
Fishburne graduated in 1971 and became the first African American
female promoted to the rank of rear admiral in the U. S. Navy.
“With a student-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Lincoln offers individualized
attention and students can relate to that because it improves their chances
of earning a degree,” said Michael Taylor, director of
With 2,278 undergraduate and graduate
students, Lincoln is currently enjoying its highest enrollment
in history. Taylor
said he expects another record enrollment for the new academic
year that starts in August.
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 2,278 undergraduate and graduate students.