Lincoln University, PA – The Lincoln University and its Student Government Association’s (SGA) increased involvement in the local community resulted in the Borough of Oxford Council proclaiming, Saturday, Oct. 5, ‘The Lincoln University Day.’
The proclamation is a direct result of SGA’s attendance at Council meetings since August and their willingness to volunteer to assist with cleanup campaigns, part or full-time jobs and other activities that will prove mutual beneficial to both the institution and the Oxford community.
“The Borough Council is very pleased that Winnie Washington, President of The Lincoln University Student Government Association, and her colleagues have expressed so much enthusiasm and a willingness to serve our community that we are just amazed,” said Oxford Borough Manager Beatrice Brantner. “It is not every day that we see students with such a level of commitment or such a desire to become involved with their community. We are beyond grateful to (The) Lincoln University for their part in shaping this exemplary group. I encourage everyone to come see first-hand the good works of this dedicated group.”
On Saturday, Washington, also the newest member of Lincoln’s Board of Trustees, will lead a student delegation to Oxford for a number of services activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The Lincoln University Day is a day of service, allowing students to connect with the community of Oxford and reestablish ourselves as an institution of learning and service, for students and the communities in our surrounding areas,” said Washington. “It is the hope of The Lincoln University Student Government Association to make community service the signature vocation of our student body.”
Dr. Robert R. Jennings, president of the university, recently recognized Washington and SGA for their efforts to strengthen the relationship between Lincoln and the Oxford community during a Board of Trustees meeting two weeks ago.
“Miss Washington is a unique and different leader for our university,” said Dr. Jennings. “I believe this will help to extend our brand and present our students as the servant leaders they are.”
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.
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