November 10, 2006
Marilyn Button Top Choice For Excellence in
Marilyn Button (left) receives award from Lincoln President
Ivory V. Nelson
UNIVERSITY, PA. - People who work hard, persevere
and inspire others are usually rewarded for their diligence
and effort. A case in point
is Dr. Marilyn Button, chair of the Department of English and
Mass Communications, who has been recognized for her outstanding
Lincoln University President Ivory
V. Nelson presented Dr. Button with the 2006-2007 Lindback
Award, which symbolizes excellence in teaching. A committee
comprised of faculty and students selects the recipient.
the award at the Honors Convocation, Dr. Button expressed
deep appreciation for the honor, emphasizing the role that
students play in producing good teachers. "Students
inspire teachers to do their best. The better the student,
the better the teacher," she said.
Dr. Button joined the
faculty in l985 and said she likes working at Lincoln because
there is always a new challenge. Whether
it is in helping a student or improving a program, she enjoys
meeting that challenge by taking advantage of the many resources
of the entire university community.
Before becoming chair of
the department, Dr. Button served as coordinator of the World
Literature Program. She is
an active member of several university committees.
has been a participant in three National Endowment for the
Humanities Summer Seminars. In 1995, she was
the recipient of another teaching excellence award at Lincoln
University. She is co-author of Foreign Women in British
Literature, a series of essays on literary texts, and co founder
of Women with a Vision, an urban outreach program that partners
women nationally for personal and professional growth.
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.