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Friday, October 4, 2002

Lincoln University Gearing Up Homecoming 2002, October 25-27 Nation’s First Black University Celebrates Return of Alumni

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA--- Lincoln University, the nation’s first Historically Black University, will celebrate its annual Homecoming on its southern Chester County campus during the weekend of October 25-27 with a full slate of events designed to celebrate the University’s rich tradition and strong alumni network nationwide.

Lincoln University’s Homecoming weekend will officially begin on Friday, October 25 when the University hosts its Fall Open House for parents and students from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. However, Lincoln University’s main event will be Homecoming Day 2002 on Saturday, October 26 when the University will host a number of activities designed to renew ties and forge new relationships among alumni, current students faculty and staff.

Among the many planned on-campus Homecoming Day events will be the Alumni Association Council Meeting, the Ladies/Lions Auxiliary Meeting, reunion classes meetings, Homecoming Networking Jam and the President’s Alumni Contributors Awards Luncheon, where the University will officially thank its largest contributors. The luncheon will be held at the Student Union Building at 11:30 a.m. For more information on the President’s Alumni Contributors Awards Luncheon, contact Veronica Cohen, director of Special Events and Community Relations at (484) 365-8000, ext. 3224/1235.

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 students 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.

From April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary with an array of campus and external events, activities and announcements. Please see the next page for a full schedule of planned activities for Lincoln University’s 2002 Homecoming.


*2002 Homecoming Weekend Schedule of Activities*
October 25-27

Friday, October 24

9:00 a.m.  Information Table, Alumni Registration, Student Union, top level and Alumni Contribution Opportunities

5:00 p.m.  Alumni Hospitality Suite, Guest House

Saturday, October 25 – Homecoming Day

9:00 a.m.  Information Table, Alumni Registration, and Contribution Opportunities, Student Union Building, top level

9:00 a.m.   Alumni Association Council Meeting, Vail Memorial Hall, board room

9:30 a.m.   Ladies/Lions Auxiliary Meeting, Guest House

10:00 a.m. Open House, Langston Hughes Memorial Library

10:30 a.m. Reunion Classes Meeting (3's and 8's), Student Union Building, top level

11:30 a.m. President’s Contributors Awards Luncheon, Student Union Building, top level, University will officially thank its largest donors

1:00 p.m.-   Alumni Bowling Party/Social and Graduate Social, Manuel Rivero Gymnasium Recreation Room
3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m. "Return to the Blacktop" Alumni Fraternity/Sorority Greek Sing, front of Living Learning Center.    

5:00 p.m.-   Alumni Hospitality Suite, Guest House
9:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.   Live Jazz Social, Guest House

9:00 p.m.   TBA Homecoming Networking Jam (Time and location to be announced)

9:00 p.m.-   Ol’ Schoolers Reunion Jam , Christina River Club, Wilmington, Delaware
2:00 a.m.

(Note: Activities are subject to change without prior notice)

For more information on Homecoming 2002, contact Lincoln University’s Office of Alumni Relations at (484) 365-8000, ext. 3433 or 3429. You may also visit our web site at www.lincoln.edu for more information on Lincoln University.

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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