Students, alumni, and members of the community celebrate Lincoln at 2018 Homecoming

Panelists participate in the Student Government Association Symposium. Photo by Lincoln University Staff/Craig Watson

Lincoln University, Pa. – Lincoln University invited alumni and members of the community to celebrate alongside students at Lincoln’s 2018 Homecoming held October 7-14.

Months of planning culminated in a series of weeklong events for students and alumni to enjoy alongside friends and family. Highlights during the week included the coronation of Mister & Miss Lincoln, the Career and Graduate School Fair, the Student STEM Workshop & Alumni Mixer, a fashion show, and a Homecoming Concert and After Party where some of hip-hop’s most popular artists including Lil’ Baby, Gunna, and Q Da Fool performed live.

Community members showcased unique goods while the smell of freshly prepared food wafted through campus during the  Community Stage and Vendors' Fair held Thursday, October 11, and Friday, October 12 at the Living Learning Center Breezeway outside of Lincoln’s football stadium.

On Saturday, not even a little rain could dampen the thrill of watching the Lions battle the Elizabeth City State University Vikings at the Homecoming football game. After celebrating the Lions hard-fought victory, alumni gathered to meet classmates during a series of events for the classes of 1979, 1988, 1993, 2008 and 2013.

Later in the day, students and alumni attended a ceremony and reception in honor of Dr. Goro Nagase, a beloved professor who retired after teaching mathematics and computer science for over 30 years at Lincoln. The ceremony began at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 13 at the Ivory V. Nelson Center for the Sciences. Alumni, faculty, and students expressed their appreciation for Goro’s dedication to the sciences and his students.

In the evening, supporters of Lincoln met old friends and made new ones at the Lincoln Society Reception held at the president’s residence where President Allen demonstrated her appreciation to some of the University's biggest financial supporters.

On Sunday, students and alumni wrapped up an exciting homecoming with service at the Mary Dod Memorial Chapel followed by the Homecoming Soccer Game at Lincoln’s Soccer Field. 

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University, located in Chester County, PA, is a premier, historically Black university that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. The University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (chemistry and physics); computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln has an enrollment of 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students.