LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Dr. Robert R. Jennings, president of The Lincoln University, was recently recognized by the Pennsylvania State Senate for receiving the Women’s League for Minority Education’s 2013 Educational Service Award.
The citation recognizing the Women’s League award, which honored Dr. Jennings’ visionary leadership in spearheading the establishment of an urban satellite campus of The Lincoln University in Coatesville, PA, was issued on May 22 and sponsored by State Senator Andrew E. Dinniman and Senate Majority Leader Senator Dominic Pileggi.
“I was honored that the Women’s League would single me out for this honor, but having Senator Dinniman and Senator Pileggi recognize me before the Pennsylvania Senate is an even higher honor for which I will forever be grateful,” said Dr. Jennings.
The Women’s League for Minority Education is a local, non-profit service organization, organized in 1978 by ten dedicated women from Chester County. Its purpose is to enhance the opportunities for minorities to receive higher education and to strengthen and support HBCUs, which are sensitive to the educational needs of minorities.
“I was proud to bring this award to the attention of the Senate,” wrote Sen. Dinniman in a congratulatory letter to Dr. Jennings. “Thank you for your exemplary service to our community.”
The Lincoln University, 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.