Tuesday, October 12, 2004
University Presents 2nd Annual
Legacy Awards Gala Friday, October 22, 2004
The program will honor four individuals for their
University, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary as America's
first Historically Black University, will present its Second Annual
Legacy Awards Gala on Friday, October 22, 2004, from 6 p.m. to
11 p.m., at Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza, in the ballroom,
at 17th and Race Streets, in Philadelphia.
will be honored for their distinguished careers and achievements.
Amoore, a successful entrepreneur, healthcare advocate,
and political advisor.
Marvin Wachman, a nationally acclaimed college administrator,
and former president of both Lincoln University and Temple University.
Frank (Tick) Coleman, Trustee Emeritus and 1935 graduate
of Lincoln University, and an award-winning community worker
Canon Thomas W.S. Logan, Sr., a 1935 graduate of Lincoln
University, and Rector Emeritus of Calvary Church in Philadelphia
500 guests -- including dignitaries and Lincoln alumni -- are expected
to attend the gala. Tickets for the formal affair are $250.00 per
person. For tickets, contact Lincoln's Office of Special Events
and Community Relations at 610-932-1235.
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.
Amoore -- founder and president of The Amoore Group, Inc., a conglomerate
consisting of four thriving entities -- has earned a national reputation
as a knowledgeable and hard-working entrepreneur, healthcare advocate,
and political advisor. In 1995, she started Amoore Health Systems,
Inc., a company designed to improve the delivery, service, and quality
of healthcare in the United States. The company recently took its
mission abroad with the implementation of progressive health programs
in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. In 1996, Amoore expanded
her enterprise with the creation of 521 Management, Inc., which
has grown to become one of Pennsylvanias premier strategic
1999, she had started Ramsey Educational Development Institute,
Inc., a non-profit agency that provides a variety of services to
children and adults throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. A fourth
operation, Liberty Services, offers full-service construction, comprehensive
facility, mechanical maintenance, engineering, and environmental
energetic and inspiring leader, Amoore has spent much of her adult
years serving on numerous professional and community organizations.
They include the Franklin Institute Board of Trustees, Nazareth
Hospital Board of Directors, Drexel University Board of Trustees,
the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Union Leagues
Member Relations Committee. In 1992, she was elected to the Pennsylvania
Republican State Committee. By 1996, she was elevated to Deputy
Chair, a position she still holds. The Philadelphia Business
Journal has ranked The Amoore Group as one of the Top 25 minority-owned
businesses, while The Philadelphia Tribune has repeatedly
named Amoore one of the regions most influential African Americans.
She began in the medical field as a registered nurse with training
at Harlem Hospital School of Nursing. She earned her bachelors
and master's degrees from Antioch University.
Dr. Marvin Wachman
Wachman, Ph.D., Honorary Chancellor and President Emeritus of Temple
University, was the ninth President of Lincoln University from 1961
to 1970. Dr. Wachman, who also served as Temple University's sixth
President from 1973 to 1982, has achieved an outstanding career
as an educator and university administrator.
Wachman's tenure at Lincoln, student enrollment grew from 300
to over 1,100. The University also began recruiting more students
and faculty from the African Continent. The faculty, which was
largely White, was enlarged and diversified. New campus facilities
were constructed, including three dormitories. He left Lincoln,
which he said had helped him to become a better leader, to assume
the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs at Temple
University. During his presidency, the student enrollment grew
from 30,000 to 37,200; students and the faculty became more diverse,
including with Blacks and Hispanics. New constructions included
the law school building and other academic facilities.
Dr. Wachman earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois,
and his bachelor of science and master's degrees from Northwestern
University. In early 2005, he will publish his autobiography The
Education of a University President. The two biggest chapters
are on Lincoln University and Temple University.
The Reverend Canon Thomas Wilson Stearly Logan, Sr. '35
Reverend Canon Thomas Wilson Stearly Logan, Sr., a 1935 Lincoln
University graduate, is Rector Emeritus of Calvary Church in Philadelphia.
The Rev Logan has devoted over 60 years of dedicated ministry to
the Episcopal Diocese and served much of his time on commissions
and various community groups. He was ordained as a deacon in June
1938 in the Diocese of Pennsylvania at Holy Apostles Church. He
then advanced to priesthood in June 1939 at St. Peters Church,
Philadelphia. He served as Curate at St. Phillips Church in New
York City from 1938 to 1939; Vicar at St. Augustines Chapel
in Yonkers, New York, from 1938 to 1939; and Vicar and Rector at
St. Michael and All Angels Church, in Philadelphia, from 1940 to
1945. In 1945, he was elevated to Rector at Calvary Church Northern
Liberties in Philadelphia where he served until 1984. That same
year he was given the title of Rector Emeritus at Calvary Church.
Rev. Thomas is affiliated with and is a member of numerous religious,
fraternal, social and civic organizations. These include member
of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, delegate to the Anglican Conference
in Cape Town, South Africa, member of the Restitution Fund Commission,
past president of the Homeless Fund, past chaplain in the Presbyterian
and Misericordia Hospitals and a past police chaplain for the Philadelphia
Police Department, former member Diocesan Council, one of the founders
and member (1968 to 1998) of the National Conference of Black Episcopalians,
and past president (1951 to 1961) of the National Church Workers
Conference U.S.A. In addition, he is a life member of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
is a past president of the Philadelphia Tribune's Charities and
the Philadelphia Rafters' charities. He is a life member and former
board member of the NAACP for Philadelphia and Darby, Pennsylvania.
He is one of the founders and past member of the Afro-American Museum
graduation from Lincoln in 1935, he earned his Bachelor of Sacred
Theology in 1938 from General Theological Seminary, in New York.
In 1941, he received his Master of Sacred Theology from Philadelphia
Dr. Frank (Tick) Coleman '35
Dr. Frank (Tick)
Coleman -- an exemplary educator, civic and community leader, and
former star athlete -- is an Emeritus Trustee and a 1935 alumnus
of Lincoln University. Dr. Coleman has served his alma mater with
distinction in several leadership roles, including as Special Assistant
to the President for Alumni Giving and as Alumni Relations Director.
Dr. Coleman, a longtime South Philadelphia resident, recently was
presented with the prestigious 2004 John Wanamaker Humanitarian
Award in recognition for having devoted 80 years of service to the
Christian Street YMCA in South Philadelphia. He started his career
in counseling and working with youth shortly after his graduation
Coleman holds a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania
and an honorary doctorate from Lincoln, where he served on a volunteer
basis as Director of Alumni Relations from 1981 to 1988 and as an
alumni representative on the Board of Trustees for 10 years. A 1981
retiree of the School District of Philadelphia, Dr. Coleman has
performed extensive community work, serving in leadership capacities
with the Philadelphia Christian Street YMCA, Wharton Settlement,
Wissahickon Boys Club, Department of Public Assistance, Department
of Recreation, Peace Corps, Salvation Army: Neighborhood Centre
South, Wilmont Boys Club, Curtain Community Center, Southside Camp,
and the Lansdowne Board of Education.
Coleman is the recipient of Lincolns Outstanding Alumnus Award,
the Philadelphia Community Award, and numerous other honors. A true
living legend, Dr. Coleman was the first Black quarterback on Central
High School of Philadelphia's football team and led them to the
Public League championships in 1929 and 1930. He also was the first
Black member of the All Scholastic High School Football Team in
1928. His football helmet and shoes are on exhibit at the African
American Museum in Philadelphia. In addition, he was one of the
first three Black scouts to earn the group's highest honor, the
Eagle Scout Badge.
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