Welcome to the premiere issue of the "Alumni Pulse"- a newsletter with a more in-depth perspective and comprehensive communication for alumni of Lincoln University.
Our annual Founders' Day celebrations throughout the country were an incredible success! On March 21 more than 25 DC-area alumni attended the event at the fabulous Eatonville Restaurant. We congratulate the Washington DC Alumni Chapter and Chapter President Mary Rogers ('91) for making that celebration a memorable one. LU President Dr. Kevin Rome energized those in attendance as the registered guest speaker while Special Assistant to the President for Fundraising/Executive Director of the Foundation Willie Jude and Director of Alumni Affairs Sylvia Wilson ('83) presented.
Founders' Day weekend on April 17-18 saw the gathering of Lincolnites from the
Greater Kansas City Area Alumni Chapter at the renowned Juke House for a social mixer with Dr. Rome entitled, "Lincoln Nights". The following Saturday brunch brought more than 150 area alumni, family, and friends to Kansas City Marriot Country Club Plaza. U.S. Congressman & Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Emmanuel Cleaver appeared on program and introduced guest speaker, Clyde McQueen. McQueen, who serves as President and CEO of the Full Employment Council-Kansas City, delivered an inspiring message that encouraged more collaboration between the community, alumni, and university.
In addition Chapter President Bob Coleman ('65) awarded the first-ever Blue Tiger Awards to Dr. Cortez Bradley ('50), Sen. Yvonne Wilson ('50), and Gates BBQ President Ollie Gates ('54). Also participating in both events for the university were Special Assistant to the President for Fundraising/Executive Director of the Foundation Willie Jude, II; Director of Alumni Affairs Sylvia Wilson ('83); and Special Projects Coordinator Christopher Jones.
A special thank you to Zandra Rucker and the South Florida chapter for hosting Dr. Rome and Willie Jude, II. Through effective recruiting initiatives and high school visits they were able to obtain over 100 fall applications for Lincoln University.
Your continuous support is greatly appreciated. We look forward to bringing you up-to-date information about events, alumni spotlights, and news specifically catered to those affiliated within the alumni association. If you have any questions please contact me at 573-681-6107 or
Director of Alumni Affairs