November 3, 2006
President Nelson Salutes Students for Academic
Excellence at Annual Honors Convocation
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.
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.
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.”
Nelson also acknowledged the vital role the faculty play in
the success of students.
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.”
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.
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.
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