Lincoln News

Lion - Spring 2019 - Capital Connections

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President Brenda A. Allen

During the fall semester, Lincoln strengthened its relationship with current community partners and forged relationships with new community partners. The University renewed its membership and relationships with the Southern Chester Chamber of Commerce, Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Harry Lewis, Lincoln University trustee and former state representative, was honored by the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry with its prestigious 2018 Citizen of the Year award in recognition of his lifetime dedication to public service.

Lincoln students are also grateful for the hospitality of Ware Presbyterian Village, which hosted the Lincoln University Concert Choir for its winter performance. Additionally, thanks to our Oxford, Pennsylvania, community partners, including the Oxford Area Neighborhood Services Center, Herr’s and the Oxford Area Foundation, for playing integral roles in the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, which raised money and toy donations for area children.

EPA Agreement, Law School Boot Camp

  • Lincoln University is pleased to announce a five-year renewal of its memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The MOU identifies seven objectives aligned with Lincoln’s new strategic plan and aims to enhance research, teaching, outreach, career development and stewardship in the environmental sciences.
  • President Brenda A. Allen secured a $50,000 discretionary grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create a Thurgood Marshall Law Society Summer Boot Camp in 2019. It will help prepare Lincoln students for law school. It will also encourage more candidates for the Horace Mann Bond–Leslie Pinckney Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial assistance to highly-qualified Pennsylvania students from Lincoln who pursue approved professional and graduate programs at Pennsylvania staterelated universities and universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
  • After meeting with President Allen and Dr. Patricia Pierce Ramsey, provost and vice president for academic affairs, U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans of Philadelphia, a steadfast advocate for the University and 2006 honorary degree recipient, joined with U.S. Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina to champion legislation to enhance funding for Lincoln University’s graduate programming.
  • The LU Student Government Association and student leaders organized a successful Get Out The Vote campaign during the 2018 general election.