Day and Commencement
Class of 2003, members of the University faculty and alumni
as well as campus visitors, sing the Lincoln Alma Mater
at the 144th Commencement ceremonies on May 4. In total,
158 Lincoln seniors received baccalaureate degrees and
146 were awarded with masters degrees.
ready for Lincolns 144th Commencement. Here, University
President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (front row, fifth
from left) greets the 2003 honorary degree recipients
as well as members of the faculty, administration and
Board of Trustees. Pictured first row (l-r): Dr. Oswald
H. Richards, interim chair, Economics and Business Administration;
Minnie L. Jackson, owner/chairman, Harlem Globetrotters
(Doctor of Humane Letters); Walter D. Chambers 52,
Emeritus Trustee (Doctor of Humane Letters); Frank
C. Gihan 72, Board of Trustees Chair-Elect; Adrienne
G. Rhone 76, Board of Trustees Chair; Mark E. Dean,
vice president, IBM (keynote speaker and Doctor of
Science);J. Vernon Peterson 73, Trustee; Tracey
J. Hunter Hayes 87, Trustee; and Frank Tick
Coleman 35, Emeritus Trustee, special assistant
to the President for Alumni Giving. Second row (l-r):
William B. Ingram 61, Trustee; Howard E. Merlin,
vice president, Fiscal Affairs; Dr. Robert L. Albright
66, Trustee; Rev. Calvin S. Morris, 63, Ph.D.,
Trustee; David E. Warr, Trustee; Warren R. Colbert, Sr.
68, Trustee; Dr. William E. Bennett 50, Trustee;
Dr. B. Marshall Henderson, professor, Biology; and Lisa
M.B. Johnson, President, Alumni Association. Third row
(l-r): Dr. Grant D. Venerable, II, vice president, Academic
Affairs; Michael B. Hill, vice president, Development
and External Relations; Gregory C. Miller 77, Trustee;
Donn G. Scott 70, Trustee, co-chair, Sesquicentennial
Committee; Dwight S. Taylor 68, Trustee, Dr. James
A. (Moose) Parker 42, Emeritus Trustee; and Dr.
William B. Bynum, Jr., vice president, Student Affairs
and Enrollment Management.
University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D. (left)
and Lincoln Trustee Warren R. Colbert, Sr. 68, hoist
the class reunion check for $142,687.71 at the Founders
Day and Alumni Awards Banquet on May 3. The total represents
the amount raised by Lincoln reunion classes ending in
the 3s and the 8s.
University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., presents
degree to a 2003 graduate during the Universitys
144th Commencement ceremonies on May 4.
speaker Mark E. Dean, an IBM vice president, addresses
Lincoln Universitys Class of 2003 at the 144th Commencement
ceremonies on May 4. Dean, who also received a Doctor
of Science Honorary Degree from Lincoln, co-invented the
microcomputer system that allowed compatibility between
PCs and peripheral devices such as scanners, speakers
and disk drives.
The Lincoln University
Concert Choir performs during the Universitys 144th
Commencement on May 4.
Globetrotter Owner and Chairman Mannie L. Jackson (left)
is presented with a Doctor
of Humanities Honorary Degree from Lincoln President Ivory
V. Nelson, Ph.D. at the Universitys 144th Commencement
on May 4.
year, Lincoln Universitys Class of 1953 marked its
50th anniversary and was honored at the Founders
Day Emeritus Class Luncheon on May 3. Class of 1953 members
attending the luncheon included, first row, from left:
George B. Jones (kneeling), Dr. Henry Cornell 33
(class advisor), Dr. Martin L. Kilson, Alfred Kase,
Donald Pierce and Donald Ukkerd. Second row: Joseph Daniels,
Ted Whitney, Dr. Bernard Duncan, Richard Marshall, Basil
Gordon, President Nelson, Laval Corthran, Ernest Smith,
James M. Skerrett, Andrew O. Smith, Samuel Desmond, Harry
Joyner and Freeman Bradley.
President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., (right) presents
the Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree to Walter
D. Chambers (left), a 1952 Lincoln alumnus, as
Frank C. Gihan 72, Lincoln Board of Trustees Chairman-Elect,
assists with the presentation. Chambers was one of three
people awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the University
at its 144th Commencement ceremonies on May 4. Chambers
is an award-winning corporate executive, exemplary community
leader and distinguished educator who had an outstanding
career as a manager and vice president with New Jersey
Bell Telephone Company and Bell Atlantic.
Photos From Founder's Day 2003
Photos From Commencement Day 2003
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