What To Do: Chester County set to celebrate Juneteenth

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  This weekend features a trio of significant “holidays” – Juneteenth, Father’s Day and Summer Solstice. Kennett Square’s Juneteenth Celebration (historickennettsquare.com) will be held this weekend along with other Juneteenth events at locations around Chester County. Juneteenth is an African American tradition that commemorates the June 19,...

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...

Reward offered for info on Lincoln U. vandals

Racist epitaph painted on university entrance By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for spray-painting a racial epitaph on the entrance of the main campus of Lincoln University, the nation’s oldest predominantly African-American college. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and the Chester...

Cosby to perform benefit at The Lincoln University, July 19

Bill Cosby LINCOLN UNIVERSITY—Comedian, actor and philanthropist Dr. William  “Bill” Cosby, Jr. will be performing live in concert to benefit The Lincoln University’s first-ever $10 million The Students First Campaign for student scholarships on Saturday, July 19 at its International Cultural Center. Over the past year, Cosby, who also serves as General Chair of The Students First Campaign,...

AG Community Theater presents The Wizard of Oz in July

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY — Avon Grove Community Theater (ACT) will present The Wizard of Oz for two weekends at the Ware Center on the campus of Lincoln University, 1570 Old Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA The performance schedule is as follows:  Friday, July 18 @ 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 20 @ 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 24 @ 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 25 @ 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 26 @ 2:00 p.m....

Lincoln U. announces new police chief

Former Philadelphia lieutenant will join staff on April 29 Lincoln University has announced the appointment of Anthony Floyd Jr. as director of public safety and chief of police of Lincoln’s 22-member police force. He will assume the position on Tuesday, April 29, a university news release said. Anthony Floyd Jr. Floyd, a retired Philadelphia Police lieutenant and former recruitment unit commanding...

Coatesville aims to pave path to renaissance

Ambitious free seminar will help area residents find jobs, start businesses By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times With redevelopment on the horizon, Coatesville officials say they are taking steps to ensure that area residents are well-prepared, including those who may be looking for a job, interested in launching a business, or hoping to expand one. Utilizing an ambitious, wide-ranging...