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Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Lincoln University To Participate in “Real Men Cook for Charity” Event on Father’s Day, June 15 at Adam’s Mark Hotel in Philadelphia
Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. and the University’s Office of Minority Male Health Sponsor University Chef to Cook Health-Conscious Recipe

The Lincoln University “Real Men Cook for Charity” Team. Standing from left are: Bruce B. Rush, event manager, Philadelphia “Real Men Cook for Charity;” Sharlene V. Roberson ’80, Trustee; Lisa Reeves, assistant director, OMMH; Valeka Sweeting, Admissions; Ishan Mujahid 02, Student Employment; Tia Redding ’07; Beverly Smith, volunteer; and Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr., vice president, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Sitting from left: Germel Eaton, counselor, Admissions; and Natalie Williams ’05.

Click here for more scenes from the “Real Men Cook for Charity” Event in Philadelphia

Lincoln University, PA (www.lincoln.edu)— Lincoln University, the nation’s first Historically Black University, will participate in the 14th annual “Real Men Cook for Charity” event on Father’s Day, June 15 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, City Avenue and Monument Road in Philadelphia.

As a partnering sponsor of “Real Men Cook for Charity,” Lincoln President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. and the University’s Office of Minority Male Health (OMMH) will sponsor Lincoln head chef Cordel Allen, Gourmet Services, Inc., as he prepares a health-conscious recipe of chicken and mushroom in the hotel’s main ballroom.In addition, Lincoln’s OMMH will conduct blood pressure and diabetes screenings in the hotel’s auditorium.The University’s Office of Admissions will also staff a booth to distribute academic and program information to potential students.

In a preview to the upcoming “Real Men Cook for Charity” event, President Nelson, Bernard Harris, M.D., Philadelphia Health Department and a 1975 Lincoln alumnus; and Lisa Reeves, assistant director, OMMH, appeared on the WPHI 103.9 F.M. (The Beat) Sunday news magazine program hosted by E. Steven Collins on June 8 to discuss the importance of HIV (Human Immune-Deficiency Virus) prevention and testing.

Lincoln is one of five HBCUs that received part of a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Minority Health to address health awareness, prevention and education in chronic diseases relative to minority males. Philadelphia is one of 11 major cities across the country, including Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta, that annually participate in “Real Men Cook for Charity.” The event honors fathers and the positive accomplishments of men in the community on Father’s Day. Tickets are $20 ($25 the day of the event) for adults and $10 for children 12 years old and under. For tickets, please call (866)-4-my-tixs, or log onto ticketannex.com. For more information of the event, log onto www.REALMENCOOK.COM.

Founded in 1854, 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. Lincoln recently kicked off its yearlong celebration of its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary. The celebration will continue through May 2004 with an array of campus and external events, activities and announcements.For more information about Lincoln University, please visit us on the Web at www.lincoln.edu.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574; hkelly@lu.lincoln.edu

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