July 1, 2015 - In This Issue:
Welcome to another edition of the "Alumni Pulse"- a newsletter with a more in-depth perspective and comprehensive communication for alumni of Lincoln University.

It has been an exhilarating few weeks within the world of Lincoln University.  Congratulations to Atlanta Alumni Chapter President, Jerrold Brantley ('77), and members on a successful 5th Annual Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraising Weekend.  Proceeds will support scholarship initiatives for worthy LU students from the Atlanta area.  Southern hospitality, delicious food and a true "mini-Homecoming" atmosphere was in full effect at every event.  Thursday evening's Meet & Greet was attended by more than 40 participants, while Friday's golf tournament had tremendous participation and produced the first ever tie-breaker to determine the winning team.  After the tournament, Dr. Sherman Bonds ('80) showed off his culinary expertise with delicious selections that all enjoyed.  Later, participants were treated to the gracious hospitality at the home of Willie ('70) and Bobbie Burkes.  The All White Affair was very well-attended, the music was just right and there were ample refreshments for all.  Sunday morning church service witnessed more than 25 alumni in attendance with Rev. Dr. Michael and First Lady Patricia Neal ('85) Stinson at Bethel United Methodist Church.  Look for photos and additional details posted to the Alumni webpage in the near future. 

Lastly, we are gearing up for another exhilarating homecoming. Entitled, "Re-ignite the Spirit, Unleash the ROAR!" this year's homecoming is set to celebrate the merriment of Lincolnites past and present all while energizing the Blue Tiger community as we move forward into our sesquicentennial.  Congratulations to Angel S. Forde ('08) on being our winner for an all-access pass to our Homecoming Events. 
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 wilsons@lincolnu.edu. 

Best Regards,

Sylvia Wilson
Director of Alumni Affairs 
Lincoln University

Better Serving Our Alumni
Lincoln University is Launching an Alumni Directory Project 

Lincoln University strives to keep our alumni connected to the school and to each other.  In order to do this, Lincoln University has authorized Publishing Concepts (PCI) to launch a project that will update contact information for all Lincolnites and to create a new alumni directory. Their website can be viewed here.

Starting soon, you will receive e-mails, postcards, and phone calls from PCI requesting that you update your contact information.  We encourage you to respond to these communications.  To further accommodate the needs of our alumni and allow the Office of Alumni Affairs staff to better serve you; PCI will collect this information, compile the data and create a new alumni directory. 

PCI is a trusted partner of Lincoln University and we hope you will participate in our alumni directory project.
Ones to Watch 
Lincolnite Makes Waves in Jefferson City 

Nathan Hays ('10) was recently featured in Jefferson City Magazine as one of 2015's "Ones to Watch".  This list is comprised of different men and women from various fields makingsignificant  impact within the Jefferson City community.  Hays, an alumnus holding a bachelor of science degree in Wellness, has made a name for himself as being one of Jefferson City's premiere automotive sales and leasing consultants.  Hays joins several other Lincolnites within the 2015 "One's to Watch" Class. 


Lincolnite Spotlight
Life and Times of a World War II Veteran

Lincoln University alumnus  Robert Joseph Williams ('50) has witnessed first hand the harsh realities of war.  Inducted into the United States Navy in 1955 during difficult times of racism and segregation; Mr. William's matriculation through the military is one surrounded in wonderment and determination. A journey which resulted in a successful career and a meaningful life, listen first hand to the travels of this Blue Tiger.


Lincolnite Spotlight
Commemoration for Years of Service

Treaka King-Young  ('88)  was given special recognition for 15 years of service to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  Your unwavering service, dedication, and professionalism have separated you from your peers and colleagues. Kudos, Lincolnite! 

What Ever Happened To.....?

There are many Lincolnite stories to share. If you or someone you know has done or is doing great things to represent OUR alma mater, please drop a line to alumni@lincolnu.edu. We may feature the story in the next edition of, THE ALUMNI PULSE.

A Stroke of Genius  
Blue Tiger Works of Art on Display

Paintings by  Essex Garner ('05 & '06),  The Blue on Black Exhibition,  are on display in Memorial Hall. Garner was born in Kansas City, Missouri, raised by a loving grandmother a few blocks from 18th & Vine, and attended Central Jr. & Sr. High 1972-78. In 1974-75, he was accepted into the Hallmark Cards Internship Program, and in 1976 started summer enrichment classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. 


Garner's approach to oil painting or watercolor is from a realistic perspective, periodically dabbling in Constructivism.  His thematic developments are influenced through music, especially Jazz and Gospel, children in genre, religious metaphors and historical pictorials.  He received formal training in art through Lincoln University earning a BSED in Art Education K-12, 2005 and a BFA in 2006.  Garner also received a MED in Leadership Training & Curriculum Development with an emphasis in Art Education from University of Missouri.   You can view more works by Garner at www.essexgarner.com


Did You Know...?
First African American Secret Service Man

Abraham Bolden ('56) was the first Black Secret Service Agent in the United States and was personally appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the Presidential Protective Division in 1961.  Click below to hear more of this phenomenal history.

  • Homecoming 2015: October 16-18
Rest Well Lincolnites
  • Samuel Duncan (Class of '63)
  • Rosetta Boyce Kyles (Class of '68)
  • Cheryl Williams James (Class of '69)
  • Dawn Johnson (Class of '77)
The Office of Alumni Affairs wishes all Lincolnites born in June and July a very  Happy Birthday!

LUAA Membership
Regular membership is up by more than 61%. Are you in the number?  If not, do so today! Joining the LUAA is easy as 1,2,3:

1.) Call 573-681-5573, ask for Sandy Griffin
2.) Pay your dues by credit or debit card
3.) Pay dues online and join the LUAA online today by clicking "Join LUAA".

Want to pay dues by payroll deduction?  Call Sylvia Wilson at 573-681-6107 or email wilsons@lincolnu.edu to find out how.

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