LINCOLN UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS IN CHARGE
OF STUDENT UNION BUILDING RENOVATION
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Though it’s the responsibility
of the project manager to see that job meets specifications,
Vernon Lucas has approached the renovation of the Student
Union Building at Lincoln University unlike any other project
he has managed.
“I take a special interest in this project,” said
Lucas, a 1980 graduate of Lincoln University. “I’ve
spent many days in this building. It is truly a dream
come true to be back on campus and to rebuild the student
Lucas, a native of Philadelphia,
said his education from Lincoln University enabled him
to become a successful businessman after graduation. Before
joining the Temple Group that is managing the renovation
of the Student Union Building, Lucas had owned an electrical
construction firm that specialized in fire alarm installation
and was based in Philadelphia.
“I was successful in a tough business but I decided
after 20 years to broaden my horizon,” Lucas said. “I
was intrigued by the Temple Group because it is a well run
Lucas, who majored in mathematics,
has fond memories of his days at Lincoln University. In
fact, he was not surprised to see his math professor, Dr.
Noro Nagase, still on the faculty.
“I see him every week,” Lucas said. “He
hasn’t changed. He’s still the same dedicated
and committed professor I knew when I was in his class. Mathematics
is a very difficult subject to master but important because
it is used in most fields. Dr. Nagase made challenging concepts
easier to understand.”
“Lincoln was a great, no make that an awesome experience
for me. It was a very nurturing environment. I always
tell kids about the great education students get from Lincoln,” he
Just like he did when he was a student at Lincoln, Lucas
commutes daily from Philadelphia to work on the renovation.
Lucas said his degree from Lincoln
helped prepare him to earn a master’s in finance
from Philadelphia University.
“I’ll tell anyone who wants a good education
to seriously consider Lincoln University,” Lucas said.
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.
University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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