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
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
Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Congratulates Lincoln Alumna, Bond – Hill Scholarship Recipient Dr. Adaeze Chikwem ’10
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.
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.
Gloria Oikelome, Lincoln University’s director of the Office of Assessment & Accreditation, will present at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education 2015 National Conference in Washington, D.C. in December.
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln alumnus Takeyah Young ’99 was recently named Interim Director of Alumni Relations for Lincoln University. Young, who assumed her role on June 1, replaced Rita Dibble, who departed the position to become Assistant Vice President for Advancement at Mansfield University. Continue reading
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln University Board of Trustees named Dr. Richard Green to serve as interim president of the university at its annual meeting on April 18. He will assume the role effective July 1. Continue reading
STATEMENT OF DR. VALERIE I. HARRISON, ACTING PRESIDENT, REGARDING GOOGLE MAPS PLATFORM & HOT 97 – FM RADIO PERSONALITY’S COMMENTS
The University has received a number of inquiries concerning the Google Maps platform that was linked to racial slurs directed at President Barack Obama, the White House, and Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), including Lincoln University. News of the Google offense prompted a spirited discussion on New York City’s Hot 97 – FM morning show. During the discussion, co-host Peter Rosenberg referred to Lincoln as a “surprisingly quiet” HBCU and opined that Lincoln is not very well known. Continue reading
HARRISBURG, PA – A select group of 26 students, student government association leadership, alumni, faculty and administrators visited Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday to urge the Pennsylvania General Assembly to significantly increase Lincoln University’s annual state appropriation, at the least fully restoring higher education cuts over the next two years. Continue reading
By Shelley Mix
When Oluchukwu Agu stepped to the lectern today, his mother got quite a surprise. Until that moment, Agu kept a big secret: he is Lincoln University’s 2015 valedictorian. Continue reading
By Shelley Mix
For the first time in 15 years, a graduating Lincoln University student was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corp. Continue reading