University City Campus to Close During Pope Francis’ Visit

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa – The University City campus of Lincoln University will be closed Sept. 25 and 26 during the Philadelphia visit of Pope Francis. University City will resume normal operating hours Sept. 28 at 8 a.m.

The University City campus, which offers a variety of graduate programs for working-adult learners most evenings and weekends, is located in the heart of the educational corridor on Market Street in Philadelphia, across from the 30th Street SEPTA station.

The University City campus is within the controlled traffic block for the Papal visit, and its proximity to 30th Street SEPTA station will have a significant impact on traffic.

“It makes logical business since for our campus to be closed during the major celebration in the city,” said Dr. Charles Williams, director of the graduate school. “Most of our students travel, for convenience to school, using SEPTA.”

For more information about Lincoln University – University City and its programs and services offered, contact 215-590-8200 or visit www.lincoln.edu.

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Diallo named Bond-Hill scholarship recipient for graduate studies

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently named Chalwe Z. Diallo, a 2013 Lincoln graduate as a recipient of the Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship for graduate studies.  Continue reading

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White House Initiative on HBCUs selects Mills for 2015 HBCU All-Stars

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Gionelly Mills chosen for White House Initiative on HBCUs

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University sophomore Gionelly Mills was selected as one of 83 students recognized as the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ (WHIHBCUs) 2015 HBCU All-Stars for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement. Continue reading

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Turman named associate vice president of development

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University recently named Kevan Turman’01, MSR ’08 associate vice president of development. He assumed his post July 1. Continue reading

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Statement from Lincoln University Interim President Dr. Richard Green on the Passing of Julian Bond

Lincoln University’s administration, faculty, staff and students are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Julian Bond, an admired civil rights leader who leaves a rich legacy that others can only aspire to achieve. He spent many years on this campus with his father, Horace Mann Bond ’23, the university’s first African American president, from 1945 to 1957. Continue reading

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Learning Business from a Global Perspective

Students in the Master of Science in Business program traveled to Dublin, Ireland, June 29 through July 10 for a leadership and business program in partnership with the Irish American University/American College Dublin. Continue reading

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Statement from Lincoln University Regarding Dr. Kaukab Siddique’s Personal Facebook Post

Lincoln University Associate Professor Dr. Kaukab Siddique, in a July 8 post on his personal Facebook page, makes anti-Semitic and derogatory comments about women among other things. Continue reading

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Charitable trust awards Lincoln $73,000 grant for need-based scholarships

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University recently received a $73,000 grant from W.W. Smith Charitable Trust for need-based scholarships for full-time students from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties as well as those from neighboring Camden, New Jersey. Continue reading

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HBCU delegation visits Chinese universities as part of historic exchange

Chinese government to offer 1,000 HBCU students full scholarships at Chinese universities

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – A delegation representing officials from Lincoln University and six other Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) visited the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Education and four Chinese universities as part of an upcoming historic exchange program providing 1,000 HBCU students full-tuition scholarships with 50 participating Chinese universities. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Congratulates Lincoln Alumna, Bond – Hill Scholarship Recipient Dr. Adaeze Chikwem ’10

Dr. Adaeze Chikwem

Dr. Adaeze Chikwem

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa.  Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera sent a congratulatory letter to Dr. Adaeze J. Chikwem, a 2010 Lincoln graduate and recipient of the Horace Mann Bond – Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship program upon her graduation from Temple University School of Medicine in May.

“We are proud of your success and pleased that the Commonwealth’s Horace Mann Bond-Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship program was able to play a significant role in your education,” said Rivera, speaking on behalf of he and Gov. Tom Wolf. “You have our warmest wishes for continued success as you begin your residency training. Our heartiest congratulations on this outstanding achievement!”

The Horace Mann Bond – Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship Program (formerly the Equal Opportunity Professional Education Program) is funded by the General Assembly and provides full tuition, fees and textbooks. The program is designed to provide financial assistance to highly qualified Pennsylvania students from Lincoln University and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania who pursue pre-professional programs in law, medicine, podiatry, and dentistry at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh and Temple University, according to the state’s Department of Education website.

The program originated in 1983 as part of an agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, to desegregate the Commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education.  The scholarship is named in honor of two distinguished past presidents of Lincoln University and Cheyney University, Horace Mann Bond and Leslie Pinckney Hill, respectively, the website said.

Chikwem, who graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Lincoln in 2010, will complete a one-year general internship at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital and her residency in radiology at Temple University Hospital.

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Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world-class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy; Langston Hughes, the noted poet; Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST president of Ghana; Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST president of Nigeria and a myriad of others.

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