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Friday, December 20, 2002

Lincoln Appoints Shirley Silva-Paige as Financial Aid Director

Lincoln University, PA --- Shirley Silva-Paige, the former director of financial aid for Hesser College, has been appointed as the new director of Financial Aid for Lincoln University.

Silva-Paige, who reports directly to Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr., vice president, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, has oversight and management responsibility for the staff and operation of the University’s Financial Aid office. Silva-Paige ensures that the needs of Lincoln students are met in a timely and efficient manner and that the University meets state and federal regulatory compliances.

Prior to Lincoln, Silva-Paige had spent the majority of her educational career with Hesser College in Manchester, New Hampshire. As Hesser’s director of financial aid from 1997-2002, Silva-Paige supervised a 12-person staff and had oversight responsibilities for all student financial aid programs. Silva-Paige also worked closely with the Hesser College president to determine new college facility locations.

From 1992-1997, Silva-Paige was Hesser’s assistant director of financial aid. She has an associate’s degree in business from Hesser College.

Founded in 1854 as the nation’s first Historically Black University, Lincoln University 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 (biology, chemistry and physics); computer and information sciences; and biological and life sciences.

The U.S. Postal Service has added to the Lincoln legacy by honoring the achievements of two of the University’s renowned alumni—world-acclaimed poet Langston Hughes ’29, and famed civil rights attorney and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall ’30—with commemorative stamps.

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

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Howard G. Kelly, Jr. Assistant Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail:; home: 856-582-9574;

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