Friday, October 3, 2003
Magazines Susan L. Taylor To Deliver Keynote Address
at Lincoln Universitys AllUniversity Convocation
on October 15
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu)Lincoln
Universitythe nations first Historically Black
University will present its second All-University
Convocation of the 2003-2004 academic year on Wednesday,
October 15 in Manuel Rivero Hall (main gymnasium) at 4
the keynote address to students, faculty, administration
and alumni will be Susan L. Taylor, editorial director
for Essence Magazine, the premier publication for
African-American women. Taylor directs all editorial operations
of the magazine, writes the popular In the Spirit column
each month and oversees the content of all divisions of
the multimedia company.
was the founder of her own company, Nequai Cosmetics,
before becoming Essences fashion and beauty editor
and, in 1981, its editor-in-chief.
is the author of three books: In the Spirit: The Inspirational
Writings of Susan Taylor, Lessons in Living and Confirmation:
The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives, the
latter co-authored with her husband, Khephra Burns. In
1999, Taylor became the first African-American woman to
receive the Henry Johnson Fisher Award from the Magazine
Publishers of America, the magazine industrys highest
honor. In 2002, she was inducted into the American Society
of Magazine Editors (ASME) Hall of Fame.
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. The University enrolls 2000 undergraduate
and graduate students. Lincoln has the unique distinction
of having two of its alumni---U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall, and poet Langston Hughes---honored
with first class commemorative postal stamps.
University is celebrating its 150th anniversary which
began on April 10, 2003 and runs through May 2004. Among
Lincolns 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.