FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
February 4, 2015
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY TO COMMEMORATE FOUNDING
Retirees, longtime employees and graduates to receive honors
Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University will celebrate 149 years of education during the Founders Day Convocation on Thursday, February 5. The convocation is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Robert and Charlene Mitchell Auditorium in Richardson Fine Arts Center.
The featured speaker for the 2015 Founders Day Convocation is Dr. Maisha Handy, Associate Vice President of Academic Services/Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Religious Education at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Handy is a 1989 graduate of Lincoln University. She also holds a Master of Divinity degree Candler School of Theology, Emory University (1994) and a Ph.D. degree in Religion (Theology & Personality Theory) from Emory University (2002).
James Poore, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, is one of two recipients of the Presidential Award of Distinction. Poore is the owner/operator of four McDonaldâs restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The second Presidential Award of Distinction honoree is Dr. Winston Rutledge. A retired educator, who earned the Bachelor of Science in Education and the Master of Education degrees from Lincoln University, was appointed to the Lincoln University Board of Curators in 2012. He served as the President of the Board in 2014.
Employees who have devoted 25 years to Lincoln University will also be recognized for their service, as will those who retired in 2014.