MacKenzie Scott donates $20M to Lincoln University

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY —Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), announced Wednesday that it has received a $20 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Scott’s gift is the largest from a single donor in Lincoln’s 167-year history. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. MacKenzie...

Lincoln U. awarded grant to expand study abroad

Janet Mingo, the new Study Abroad Fellow created through the IDEAS grant, will be a study abroad adviser, application manager, and assist with expanding the number of students obtaining their U.S. passport. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University has been selected to receive an IDEAS grant from the United States Department of State’s Capacity Building Program for U.S. Study Abroad. The Increase...

AKA Sorority endows program at Lincoln U. for student grants

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Lincoln University has received an initial endowment of $50,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® in partnership with the AKA Educational Advancement Foundation®. “We would like to thank the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for investing in our university,” said Lincoln University President Brenda A. Allen. “This $50,000 will go a long way in establishing...

Lincoln U. approves 5-year pact for president

Chairlady Theresa R. Braswell ’84 (left) and President Brenda A. Allen sign the president’s new 5-year employment contract at the Board of Trustees meeting on September 19, 2020. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – The Lincoln University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new 5-year employment contract for President Brenda A. Allen, Saturday. “I am committed to united leadership and collaboration...

Festive 5k, Christmas Parade bring holiday cheer to city

“Blurred Lines” float, 77-year-old runner, local officials add color By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times Parade Grand Marshall Amy Fadool Kane of Comcast Sportsnet waves to the crowd. COATESVILLE – The holiday season is not simply about presents and songs, turkey and stuffing, or placing wagers on how long Grandpa can stay awake on the couch before he insists he was just resting...

City playground equipment no longer missing

Pieces were taken by mistake and will be returned By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The slides and ramp from this playground set were removed by mistake and will be returned, city officials said Thursday. The answer to the question about who would steal playground equipment from Coatesville children has a positive ending, city officials said Thursday. Marie Hess, who heads the city’s...

Lincoln U. gets warm welcome to Coatesville

Representatives hope university pushes city to regenerate, inspires youth By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times City Manager Kirby Hudson and Lincoln University Provost Dr. Kenoye Eke cut the ribbon on the steps of Gordon Education Center. COATESVILLE – Lincoln University administrators, staff, and students, local congregations, and city, county, and state officials gathered at the Gordon Education...

Coatesville Ministers’ Alliance to welcome Lincoln University

Gov. figures, local businesses, students to be present for welcome event By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times COATESVILLE – The Coatesville Ministers’ Alliance has organized an event to welcome Lincoln University students to Coatesville on Saturday from noon to 6 pm. The “Welcome Lincoln University” day will be held at Gordon, the same building that will host the university’s classes...

College and Career Expo at Lincoln U., Aug. 8

EXTON — Chester County Futures will host its Annual College and Career Expo at Lincoln University on Thursday, Aug. 8. Over 220 local students from the program will spend the day meeting college admissions representatives, career presenters and attending workshops.  The day will begin with special remarks from Brian C. Zwaan, President of Penn Liberty Bank and Board Member of Elite Companies Charitable...

Lincoln University branch to open in Gordon Building Aug. 15

Campus to work with community, offer courses in business says president By Kyle Carrozza, Staff Writer, The Times COATESVILLE – Lincoln University’s President Dr. Robert R. Jennings announced official plans for Lincoln University during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Already accepting applications, Jennings said the Gordon campus will open Aug 15. Fall semester will offer undergraduate...