Don’t forget to vote for “Lincoln University of Pennsylvania” (not “Lincoln University” of Missouri) and help defend our reigning title in The Home Depot Retool Your School HBCU Campus Improvement Program. Last year, Lincoln was awarded the $50,000 Grand Prize Tier I Grant, which covered restoration costs for the porch and exterior of Alumni House. If successful, the new effort will help to transform the new African Art Museum with new, energy efficient windows and renovations to its porch this year.
Voting period is from Feb 18 – Apr 15, 2013. Also, spread the word on Twitter and Instagram with the cobranded hashtag: #LincolnUpaRYS2013.
Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), 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, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women. Internationally recognized 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 and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.
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