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November 3, 2006

President Nelson Salutes Students for Academic Excellence at Annual Honors Convocation

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Dr. Nelson presented Dr. Marilyn Button with the Lindback Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Button is a professor and chair of the Department of English and Mass Communications.

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA. - Acknowledging students for their hard work and success has been a long-standing tradition of Lincoln University.  That tradition continued on Thursday when President Ivory V. Nelson recognized students for academic excellence during the university’s annual Honors Convocation in Manuel Rivero Hall.

Dr. Nelson said their academic success mandates that they become leaders in continuance of the Lincoln University legacy of producing national and international leaders.

“Go out and be leaders in your communities,” Dr. Nelson said. “As you leave the convocation and go to your residence halls, classes, or cafeteria, I want you to find one student who is not sitting here today and encourage that student to do the things that will enable him or her to sit where you are now sitting.”

“But getting good grades is only a part of your responsibilities.  Now you need to show that you can perform.  What is expected of you is to go out and help solve world problems.”

Dr. Nelson also acknowledged the vital role the faculty play in the success of students.

“To those who have been given a lot, much is expected,” Dr. Nelson told the faculty.  “You have been given the responsibility to mold the students.  You have done that and continue to do that, and I thank you.”

Dr. Nelson presented a special award to a member of the faculty. He saluted Dr. Marilyn Button with the Lindback Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Button is a professor and chair of the Department of English and Mass Communications.

Dr. Nelson thanked parents and guardians for the contributions and sacrifices they have made toward the academic success of their sons and daughters. He also expressed appreciation to them for sending their children to Lincoln University. 

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. For information on Lincoln University, please visit our website at www.lincoln.edu.


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