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September 14, 2007


Click Here For Scenes From the 2007 University Convocation

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA ~ In his address to faculty, staff and students at University Convocation, President Ivory V. Nelson affirmed, “The state of the university is well.” 

Noting the accomplishments of the faculty and the renovations and new construction that have taken place or under way to make the campus more student-friendly, Dr. Nelson told the students that they are attending the university during a historic period of growth and development.

In the past couple of years, for example, the university has spent millions in renovations and new construction. Additionally, the university will soon break ground for construction of an International Cultural Center and Technology Building.

During that same span, the university has enhanced its curriculum and developed five Centers of Excellence, including the sciences, teacher education, business and technology and mass communications. A collaborative program with the renowned Barnes Foundation for art majors has drawn praise as the nation’s first such offering. 

“You are at a pivotal moment in the history of this university,” Dr. Nelson said.  “Opportunity abounds at Lincoln University and you can be part of it.  We have an outstanding faculty and a great staff, and they are here to make you succeed.”

Dr. Nelson challenged students to get fully engaged in their academic pursuits and let nothing prevent them from reaching their full potential.

“We are living in extraordinary times,” he said.  “No matter what your situation has been, you now have the opportunity to do whatever you desire to do.”

Dr. Nelson also acknowledged the accomplishments of track coach Cyrus Jones, who will be inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame later this year and student-athlete Ashley Parker of Pleasantville, N.J., who has been named one of the nine finalists for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The assembly also featured comments from Miss Lincoln, Tiffany Perry, and Mr. Lincoln, Milan Carter. They encouraged their fellow classmates to do their best, indicating anything less is unacceptable.

President Nelson ended the program with the induction of officers into the Student Government Association for the 2007-08 school year. They are Adonita Ahmetaj, president; Chester Hampton, vice president of internal affairs; Kerrie Brewster, vice president of external affairs; Courtney Jackson, executive secretary; Alisa Davis, executive treasurer; and Harold Williams, president pro-tem.

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 2,423 undergraduate and graduate students.

Click Here For Scenes From the 2007 University Convocation

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