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Friday, October 3, 2003

Lincoln University Expands Advanced Science and Engineering Reinforcement (LASER) Program

Lincoln University, PA ( part of its initiative to encourage students to enter the fields of mathematics and science, Verizon Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Lincoln University Advanced Science and Engineering Reinforcement (LASER) Program.

Making the presentation to Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (right) during the University’s Board of Trustees meeting on September 20 is Andrea L. Custis, president and chief operating officer of Verizon Avenue and new member of the University’s Board of Trustees. The LASER program prepares minority high school graduates for admission into programs in science, math and engineering.

Verizon Foundation is committed to supporting programs that create innovative e-solutions, help bridge the digital divide, foster computer literacy as well as educate citizens and create a skilled workforce.

Founded in 1854 as America's first Historically Black University, Lincoln University provides 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 is in the midst of a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary which began on April 10, 2003 and runs through May 2004. Among Lincoln’s upcoming sesquicentennial events will be the presentation of grand gala events in four major U.S. cities: Philadelphia, New York City, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The Philadelphia gala will be held on October 24 at the Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza.

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:; home: 856-582-9574;

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