Honda Battle of The Bands!

Atlanta, Lincoln is coming to take over the city at Honda Battle of the Bands! Are you ready?

Lincoln University has been chosen to show up and show out at this years Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) in Atlanta, Georgia on January 30, 2016!

HBOB was created to celebrate, support and recognize the excellence of Black College marching bands and the unique academic experience offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).

Honda annually awards more than $200,000 grants to participating marching bands during the program period.

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Philadelphia Police captain and alumna donates $50,000 to establish endowed scholarship

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – A Philadelphia Police captain and alumna Jacqueline Bailey-Pittman, M.Ed. ’00 donated $50,000 on Tuesday to establish the Jacqueline L. Bailey-Pittman Endowed Scholarship for Philadelphia students majoring in criminal justice at Lincoln University.

The scholarship, which will offer a $500 or more award and be given each year to one male and one female upperclassmen, full-time student from Philadelphia majoring in criminal justice with at least a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher, was inspired by Bailey-Pittman’s gratitude for her instructors and mentors at University of Cincinnati, where she received her undergraduate degree, Lincoln University, superiors in law enforcement as well as those in her family. Among them were University of Cincinnati professors, Dr. P. Eric Abercrumbie, professor of African American studies; Dr. Francis Cullen, professor of Criminal Justice; Dr. Judith Thomas, former Lincoln University Education department chairwoman; Chief Clarence Williams, the former Cincinnati Police lieutenant, who supervised her year-long practicum with that department; and Bailey-Pittman’s own grandmother, Lillie Bailey.


“If I didn’t have those educators, mentors and others who were there for me, where would I be?” she asked rhetorically. “I wanted to see my legacy while I was alive. My fiancé (Thomas Davis, also a Philadelphia police sergeant) understood it and my aide understood it, but there were others, who were like keep that money. You can’t take it with you so I thank God that I am able to do this.”
Lincoln’s interim President Dr. Richard Green expressed his appreciation for Bailey-Pittman’s generosity and efforts.

“I really want to express the appreciation of Lincoln University,” he said in luncheon ceremony at the university’s International Cultural Center (ICC) . “You are representing us well in all you do in the state of Pennsylvania, in the city of Philadelphia and now with our students.”

Bailey-Pittman, 45, who is also passionate about teaching and sharing financial fitness and financial literacy strategies to students and those in the community, grew up in the Passyunk Holmes, a South Philadelphia housing project with her mother and sister before her mother met her stepfather and they relocated to West Oak Lane, where she later graduated from Martin Luther King High School.

“I make a captain’s salary, six figures, but I live off a sergeant’s salary, which is roughly half my income,” she said, explaining how she was able to make the donation. “I know that I am the only one in my immediate family when something goes wrong. Everyone calls me. I am the caretaker.”

The 18-year-veteran, who serves as the Philadelphia Police Department Liaison for the Department of Justice responsible for implementing the 91 DOJ recommendations and the 62 recommendations of President Obama’s 21st Century Task Force, teaches criminal justice part time at Alvernia University in Reading, PA and serves as its criminal justice coordinator, credits her grandmother for instilling planning, thriftiness and living debt-free.

“She had an 8th grade education and that’s the person I learned the most from even about finances,” she said. “She always told me that you never want to be a slave to your money. She passed away in 2002 and she didn’t owe a dime. No mortgage or anything. She bought a house in Philadelphia. She paid it off. She bought a car she paid it off.”

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Happy Holidays 2015


We hope this message finds you doing exceptionally well. We wanted to share Lincoln University’s 2015 holiday message with you today, which features music by the Lincoln University Concert Choir.


Please share our 2015 Holiday Message with family, friends and colleagues! When sharing on Social media, please use the official hashtag #LincolnUHoliday15.
May your holiday season be filled with joy and cheer as we ring in the New Year!

Happy Holidays!

Hail Hail Lincoln.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Holidays

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Acting Alumni Relations Director Announced

Interim President Dr. Richard Green announced the appointment of Richard W. Lancaster, III ’12 as Acting Director, Alumni Relations. Richard (Rich) replaces Takeyah A. Young ’99 who served in the role for four months. Takeyah has returned to her consulting activities in the Washington, D.C. area. The search for a new permanent Alumni Relations Director will be reopened.

Rich began working in the Advancement Office in April 2014 as an Advancement Officer raising gifts from alumni and friends in support of the University. Recently Rich has been responsible for cultivating Lincoln Society members, and contributed to the development of 40 Under 40 and the Young Alumni Mixers throughout the region. Rich is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Rich can be reached at (484) 365-7429 and his office is located on the first floor of the Alumni House.
Richard Lancaster

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Register Now for Homecoming and Reunion

Register for #LionsHC15

Miss the yard? Ready to celebrate w/ your classmates? Curious about the new campus facilities? Just want to bask in the glow of Lincoln love? Join us for Homecoming and Reunion October 9 – 11, 2015. #LionsHC15

Emeritus Luncheon | Alumni Awards and Banquet | Tailgating
Football Game | 0’s and 5’s Reunion Events | Alumni Party | Chapel Service

New this year:
Alumni Literary Panel
Little Miss and Mister Lincoln Opportunity
Academic Discussion with the Deans

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Event Recap | 2nd Annual Chairlady’s Garden Party

Guests showcase their hats at the second annual Chairlady’s Garden Party at The Lincoln University.

Guests showcase their hats at the second annual Chairlady’s Garden Party at The Lincoln University.

More than 220 guests flooded the lawn at the historic Alumni House at Lincoln University on June 20, 2015 for the second annual Chairlady’s Garden Party. Board of Trustees Chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd ’94 hosted the event to benefit the university’s student scholarships.

Guests represented class years from the 1950s through current Lincoln students and members from several Alumni Association of Lincoln University chapters.

While the Chairlady’s Garden Party’s main purpose was to raise scholarship funds for students, the event also provided an opportunity for attendees to display sartorial southern charm. There was no shortage of ladies wearing hats, gloves and pearls nor men wearing seersucker and linen suits or cool breeze shirts and slacks. The Parade of Hats was a colorful and festive display of style and creativity.

Guests had the opportunity to visit a curated art exhibit of Zimbabwe Shona stone sculptures by Colin Thompson ’73 at the Ware Center on campus.

Chairlady's Garen Party

Guests at the Chairlady’s Garden Party pause for a photo: Mr. Donald C. Notice ’79, Kimberly A. Lloyd ’94, Robert L. Archie Jr. ’65, Esq., Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, and Ramona Lloyd

Chairlady's Garden Party Jill Johnston and Aprile Shirrelle

A beautiful moment captured with Jill A. Johnston ’87 (l) and Aprile S. Greene ’11 (r)

We are grateful for our alumni, student, and staff volunteers who helped to make this event successful. It was a beautiful event that truly captured the Lincoln spirit.

We want to thank our generous sponsors for showing their commitment to supporting the students we serve at Lincoln University. Their gifts are truly an investment in our future.

Lucy C. Laney Sponsor

Matthew Dupee, Esq.

Donald C. Notice ’79

Guy A. Sims, Ed. D. ’83

Ladies Lion Sponsors

Robert L. Archie, Jr., Esq. ’65/Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Kimberly A. Lloyd ’94/Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Valerie Harrison, Ph. D.

Table Sponsors

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Epsilon Nu

The Baltimore Metro Alumni Chapter of AALU

Carol A. Black ’67/Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Capital Beverage

Kimberly Dotson Brown ’93

John C. Johnston, III ’89/Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Hon. Nathaniel C. Nichols

Sheila L. Sawyer ’71

Check out the full gallery of photographs from the 2nd Annual Chairlady’s Garden Party >> here <<.

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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.

Young, who is a small business development and operations consultant, specializes in systems development, process improvement, operations optimization, and new media communications. young-takeyah - new faces - lincoln review - July 2015

“Lincoln was very instrumental in teaching me about scholarship, leadership, community, and connection,” Young said. “I am appreciative of the administration’s confidence in my ability to lead. Serving in Alumni Relations is an opportunity to contribute to Lincoln University at an institutional level and help advance our legacy. I look forward to supporting the Office of Alumni Relations in becoming a resource to help alums better themselves, the University, and the world.”

In addition, Young is the founder of Core Connection Lifestyle, a small lifestyle and human potential business that develops and provides wellness and health solutions through consulting, coaching, and training. Working with individual, corporate, non-profit, and government entities, she creates in-person and online programs and events designed to draw awareness to navigating health and lifestyle challenges.

She also maintains a 15-year yoga practice and served as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Howard County Community College and the University of the District of Columbia –Community College for six years.

Formerly a part of the LASER (Lincoln Advanced Science and Engineering Reinforcement) Program while at Lincoln, she received her bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in Japanese and mathematics in 1999 and then a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2006. In addition, she received training and certifications in project management, coaching, leadership, and supervision.

A speaker, entrepreneur, and “fixer,” Young has been featured in Black Enterprise, Dyana Valentine, The Brand New Mommy, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, South Florida Times, The Miami Times, and All About the Pretty.


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.

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2nd Annual Chairlady’s Garden Party | June 20, 2015

Board of Trustees Chair Chairlady's Garden Party

Board of Trustees Chairwoman Kimberly A. Lloyd ’94 and the Lincoln University Board of Trustees cordially invite you to the 2nd Annual Chairlady’s Garden Party.

Join us on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., as we gather on the lawn of the historic Alumni House and celebrate summer on Lincoln’s campus.

The program will feature a Parade of Hats, a Best Dressed Man Competition, and a live band. So ladies, break out your hats, gloves, and pearls. Men, don your seersucker and linen suits or your cool breeze shirts and slacks. We want to see you on the yard.

Registration ends on June 15, 2015. Pay for your ticket online >> here <<. Already pre-registered? Submit your payment online.

Prefer to send a check or money order with your registration? Pre-register today at

Questions? Contact the Alumni Relations Office at 800.726.3014 or e-mail us.

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Homecoming Reunion

Mark your calendars and plan to be on campus
Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2015
when we celebrate reunion for all classes ending in 5s and 0s. Continue reading

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