Lincoln University
| Admissions | About Lincoln | Coming to Lincoln | Search Directory | Search Web Site | Home |

Lincoln News and Press Releases



Marketing and Communications

This Week Online

Lincoln Review

Lincoln Lion

Lincoln Press Releases

Bulletin Board

Alumni Relations

Corporation and Foundation Relations

Division of Development and External Relations

Institutional Research and Title III

Marketing and Communications

Office of the President






The 2003 Founder’s Day and Commencement
Photo Gallery

Lincoln University’s 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 master’s degrees.

Getting ready for Lincoln’s 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.

Lincoln 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 Founder’s 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.

Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., presents degree to a 2003 graduate during the University’s 144th Commencement ceremonies on May 4.

Keynote speaker Mark E. Dean, an IBM vice president, addresses Lincoln University’s 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 University’s 144th Commencement on May 4.

Harlem 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 University’s 144th Commencement on May 4.

This year, Lincoln University’s Class of 1953 marked its 50th anniversary and was honored at the Founder’s 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.

Lincoln 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.


More Photos From Founder's Day 2003
More Photos From Commencement Day 2003

Click here for more details.

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;

Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
1570 Baltimore Pike, P.O. Box 179, Lincoln University, PA 19352 (484) 365-8000

Contact Admissions.

Producing Leaders to Shape A New Millennium