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Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Lincoln University Appoints Howard G. Kelly, Jr. as Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications; Guy Fox, Named Graphic Designer


LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA—Lincoln University, has appointed Howard G. Kelly, Jr. as assistant director of the University’s Office of Marketing and Communications; and Guy B. Fox as the department’s graphic designer.

Kelly and Fox will assist the University’s Marketing and Communications Director, Samuel W. Pressley, in executing Lincoln’s marketing and communication policies as they relate to the University’s overall strategic plans, mission, vision, philosophy and goals. Moreover, Pressley, Kelly and Fox will be heavily involved in promoting and positioning Lincoln University as a “world-class” university and “Institution of Choice” as the University prepares to celebrate its upcoming 150th anniversary during 2003-2004. Kelly is responsible for proactively promoting the activities of the University’s Division of Development and External Relations as they relate to current and potential students as well as alumni, contributors and University employees.

Fox, a 2000 graduate of the Savannah College Art and Design, has headed his own graphic and Internet design firm for the past two years. To a large degree, Fox is the primary designer and creative force behind most of the University’s communications and marketing efforts, including alumni/faculty publications such as the Lincoln Lion and Lincoln Review as well as student brochures, pamphlets and various other written communications pieces. Fox is also heading the University’s redesign of its web site, www.lincoln.edu. Among Fox’s accomplishments were the successful development and design of several Clear Channel Radio brochures including the Delmarva holiday gift guide.

Prior to Lincoln, Kelly was the public relations specialist with the Richmond (Va.) Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA). At RRHA, Kelly managed many of the Authority’s internal and external communications functions relating to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) public housing programs in Richmond. Before RRHA, Kelly was account supervisor for two of the region’s top ethnic marketing/advertising firms----Mendoza Group in Chester, Pa., and InterMixx in Princeton, N.J. from 2000-2001. Kelly directed the InterMixx public relations campaign which helped Philadelphia become Showtime Network’s highest viewership market when the cable network’s hit series, Soul Food, premiered in 2000. From 1997 to 2000, Kelly was communications manager for former regional cable television giant Suburban Cable---directing many of the company’s customer and employee communications functions. Founder and philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest sold the company to Comcast in 2000.

From 1995-1996, Kelly was as an account executive with Crawley, Haskins and Rodgers Public Relations and Advertising in Philadelphia. In 1996, Kelly was the project manager for the firm’s regional co-promotion of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Fanfest in Philadelphia. The five-day, theme-park event which accompanies MLB’s All-Star Game each year, attracted more than 100,000 baseball fans to the Pennsylvania Convention Center---a record attendance for All-Star Fanfest at the time.

Kelly began his corporate communications career in 1987 as a staff writer at Lincoln National Corporation’s former home office in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Now known as Lincoln Financial Group and based in Center City Philadelphia). From Lincoln National, Kelly moved to The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s former Eastern Home Office in 1988 in Fort Washington, Pa. as a staff writer. After The Prudential, Kelly was employee publications manager at Continental Bank (now PNC Bank) from 1990-1992 and was instrumental in establishing the bank’s first corporate communications department. Kelly, who began his career as a sports writer in 1984, has covered high school, college and professional sports for the Philadelphia Daily News, Los Angeles Times and Tallahassee Democrat. A graduate of Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater, Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

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.

From April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array of campus and external events, activities and announcements. For more information about Lincoln University, please visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574;

 
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