Greetings from Dr. Bynum
As Vice President for Student
Affairs and Enrollment Management, I am delighted to welcome
you to our website on behalf of the Board of Trustees, administration,
faculty, staff, students and alumni of Lincoln University.
I want to say to you, as
well as to your parents and guardians, that Students are our
highest priority at Lincoln. At Lincoln, it is our desire to
establish a partnership with you in working together to help
your sons and daughters "Be the Best They Can Be." Students
are the reason we are here. We understand that, and we ask
for your patience, support and advice as we continue to provide
a quality educational experience.
The Lincoln University
administration and staff have been working very hard to improve
the "Quality of Life" for our students. We have an outstanding
faculty and staff, all of whom are dedicated to serve you.
Regardless of your academic interest, there are strong academic
programs that will challenge you and help prepare you for an
Students come to Lincoln
to get a good college education. To get at least one degree
-- a Baccalaureate Degree, but don't forget that we offer graduate
degree opportunities as well. And we are here to give you the
best that we have by pushing you to do your best work. You
will not be admitted if we did not think you could make it.
And we will do everything in our power to help you. We will
stretch you by giving you reading assignments, writing assignments,
research assignments and lab assignments. We will teach you
to discover strengths you did not know you had and to remove
weaknesses that keep you from doing your best.
Over the years of your
matriculation here, you will learn many new things -- you will
make lasting friends; social life is very important, but you
can't allow yourself to become distracted from the main purpose
of being here. You will be expected to compete with the best
so that when you graduate, you will be the best you can be.
At Lincoln you will learn
that reciting William Shakespeare is important, but so is reciting
Langston Hughes. That Egypt, not Greece, is the origin of theorems
in Mathematics. That an appreciation of Blues and Jazz is important
in addition to Operas and Sonatas, and that you must know about
Scott Joplin in addition to Mozart.
Likewise, you should be
knowledgeable about the biographies of Roosevelt and John Kennedy,
but you must also know about Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Dubois,
Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the countless other African Americans who have made important
contributions to our community and to this nation.
And we will reinforce the
importance of having a sense of moral and ethical values in
your lives and in the way you carry yourselves and interact
with others. And you will come to appreciate the importance
of community service -- reaching out to help others less fortunate
and to make a real difference.
At Lincoln, we tell our
students that in addition to excellence in the classroom, there
is another side of the University experience that will shape
their lifestyles and values. We remind them that some things
are not for sale -- like core values of decency and hard work,
integrity, a sense of right and wrong and treating others the
way you want to be treated.
You will learn that it
is important to say "Thank You" and "Please" and to look the
other person in the eye. That there is a "Law of The Harvest." You
do not plant cabbage when you want to grow corn. You do not
put out okra when you want apples. There is a "Law of The Harvest." You
will gather only that which you have planted. You reap what
you sow. "Without No Hassle, You Get No Tassel."
You are not a number at
Lincoln. We care that you succeed and we will help you get
through some of our complex procedures at the University. Sometimes,
we even call home to confer with parents when you are not doing
as well as we and they think you should be doing.
I am glad you have chosen
to visit our Website. I look forward to seeing you this fall
and the semesters and years to come, until it is time for me
to hand you your degree.
In closing, to you and
yours, "I wish blessings without number, and all great things
without end." (Karenga)
Giving Honor, Praise and
Glory to the Creator
Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management