White House HBCU Initiative selects Lincoln University Graduating Senior Kaliah Evans as an HBCU All-Star

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – For the second time since its inception three years ago, a Lincoln University student has been selected for the White House All-Star Initiative.

Lincoln University senior Kaliah Evans was recently selected as one of 62 HBCU students recognized as an HBCU All-Star through the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Through a competitive application process which included hundreds of applicants, Evans submitted transcripts, multiple essays, a signed nomination form, a resume, and an endorsement letter for their consideration. Due to her academic accomplishments and track record of leadership, the business management major, and Mount Vernon, New York, native was selected.

“Lincoln continues its legacy of providing our students with the education and tools needed to compete in any academic or professional environment.” said Lincoln University President Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D.


Kaliah Evans at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities induction ceremony in Arlington, Virginia September, 2017

During her time at Lincoln, Evans interned with New York City’s Community Affairs Department and the New York City Police Department under the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information. She is also a founding member of L.E.A.D (Lions Excelling and Developing), a campus organization dedicated to helping students develop leaderships skills.

As a White House Initiative HBCU ambassador, Evans will provide outreach opportunities for students while informing them about the network opportunities available through the initiative.

“I am extremely humbled by this, and can’t wait to meet everyone and start working,” said Evans.

Dean of Students Lenetta R. Lee will serve as the advocate for Evans as she participates in various national and regional events aimed at personal and professional development. 

“As a proud HBCU graduate, I am personally thrilled to congratulate this year’s impressive class of HBCU All-Stars,” said Omarosa Manigault, assistant to the U.S. president and director of communications for the office of public liaison, in a press release.

Gionelly Mills, current senior and president of the Student Government Association, was Lincoln University’s first White House All-Star in 2015. 

Article by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations.

Background research conducted by Joelle Polk, Student Intern, Office of Communications and Public Relations