Pennsylvania Lawmakers Applaud Lincoln University’s Efforts to Keep Tuition Affordable

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA –Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly applauded Lincoln University’s efforts to keep tuition affordable and limit college debt.  These statements were made by representatives of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees during the budget hearings in Harrisburg on Tuesday. Acting President Valerie I. Harrison advocated for additional funding for Lincoln.

The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania

“The University has taken very significant and specific steps to limit student college debt.  We instituted a tuition freeze in February 2014, which allows a student who entered Lincoln as a freshman in the Fall 2014 to have the same tuition cost over the next three years,” Harrison said in her opening statement.  “We believe that the four-year guarantee, coupled with our financial literacy curriculum, will motivate students to graduate in four years, a further step toward limiting student debt.”

Lincoln University is one of four state-related institutions that testified before the lawmakers. The presidents of Penn State University, Temple University and the University of Pittsburgh also participated in the hearings.

As a state-related university, the Commonwealth provides Lincoln with an annual appropriation, which was significantly reduced in 2011.  Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a plan to fully restore the higher education cuts over the next two years.  The General Assembly is working on their budget proposals and it is anticipated that a state budget will be approved by the General Assembly and Governor Wolf this summer.

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Lincoln University President To Testify Today At State Budget Hearings

Acting President Dr. Valerie Harrison will be in Harrisburg today advocating on behalf of the university’s annual commonwealth appropriation. The president will appear with the leaders from the three other state-related schools at hearings before the House and Senate Appropriations committees. Continue reading

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The Lincoln University Honors World War II Hero Waverly B. Woodson and Receives Historical Collection

Waverly B. Woodson

Waverly B. Woodson, 1922-2005

More than 300 students, faculty and staff members, alumni and visitors and friends of The Lincoln University, joined the March 12 program to honor the late Waverly Bernard Woodson, decorated World War II veteran and 1950 graduate of Lincoln.  Held at the historic Mary Dod Brown Chapel, the program also announced the donation of Woodson’s World War II items to the Langston Hughes Memorial Library Special Collections and Archives.

“There is a rapidly growing interest in the long-ignored heroic efforts of African-American World War II soldiers,” said Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and organizer of the commemorative program. “This unique collection of his items will ensure that all Lincoln students know that a graduate of this institution played a role in the liberation of France and the ending of the Nazi occupation of Europe.  The collection includes citations and medals, correspondence, photographs and news clip files, all of which are valuable to our teaching and interpretation of American history and world history,” Gooch said.

Dean Cheryl Renée Gooch and Joann Woodson, wife of the late Waverly Woodson

Dean Cheryl Renée Gooch and Joann Woodson, wife of the late Waverly Woodson

Woodson was a 21-year student who suspended his studies at Lincoln to enlist in the army where he received training as a medic.  This brave, 21-year-old medic was a member of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, the first Black unit in the segregated American Army to come ashore at Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944. Woodson tended his fellow soldiers while himself severely wounded and under German attack.  He treated hundreds of men and saved numerous lives, efforts for which he received multiple citations and medals, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.  Following his discharge from the Army service, Woodson returned to Lincoln to continue his studies and was active in the academic and social life of the University. He was initiated into the NU Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1947.  He graduated in 1950 with a degree in Biology and re-enlisted in the Army.

Organizations including the National World War II Museum have sought Woodson’s materials.  However, the Woodson family deems Lincoln the appropriate repository for this unique collection.

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Vote for “Lincoln University of Pennsylvania” in The Home Depot Retool Your School Competition

Vote for “Lincoln University of Pennsylvania” in The Home Depot Retool Your School competition. Continue reading

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Statement from the University Regarding Recent Vandalism

This morning, Lincoln University Administration learned of racially-disparaging and offensive graffiti spray-painted on its northwest corner entrance sign.  The University’s Public Safety officers discovered the vandalism at 1:50 a.m. and immediately began efforts to correct the damage.  Continue reading

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Presentation on Lincoln’s Nkrumah Sponsored By The Molefi Kete Asante Institute For Afrocentric Studies

PHILADELPHIA – The importance of the life and legacy of Lincoln alumnus Kwame Nkrumah ’39 and its influence on Pan African education will take center stage as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Molefi Kete Asante Institute For Afrocentric Studies, 5535 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia this month. Continue reading

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Join Fellow Alumni on LinkedIn Today

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other alumni or to get university news, events
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Lincoln SYE Students Participate in Day of Service at Phila. Elementary School

MLK Day of Service  2015 Photo2LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University student volunteers painted murals, inspirational quotes and college logos at James G. Blaine Elementary School as part of a day of service on Monday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Continue reading

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Langston Hughes Memorial Library Awarded NEH Preservation Assistance Grant

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University’s Langston Hughes Memorial Library was awarded a $6,000 Preservation Assistance grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – its second grant award in two years. Continue reading

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Manning-Miller Receives Scripps Howard Fellowship for Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Chair of The Lincoln University’s Mass Communications department, Dr. Carmen Manning-Miller, was among 11 other journalism professors competitively selected as fellows for The Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jan. 4-8. Continue reading

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