Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lincoln University to Honor Founders

[Jefferson City, MO] Lincoln University will honor its founders on Thursday, February 11, during the Founder’s Day Convocation. The program begins at 11 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Dr. Gary Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri will deliver the keynote address.

Dr. Kremer, a student of the African American history pioneer Dr. Lorenzo Greene, earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Lincoln University. A former member of the history faculty at Lincoln University, he is also currently the Director of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, a repository of primary source materials for the four University of Missouri campuses. He has authored, co-authored and co-edited ten books, including George Washington Carver; In His Own Words (1987); James Milton Turner and the Promise of America; the Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader (1991); and Missouri’s Black Heritage (1993).

Dr. Gary Kremer

Dr. Gary Kremer is the executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Before coming to the University of Missouri, Kremer taught history at Lincoln University in Jefferson City and William Woods University in Fulton. Between those academic appointments, he also served as Missouri's state archivist.

Faculty and staff members who will retire this year, as well as employees with 25 years of service at Lincoln University, will also be recognized during the Founder’s Day program. In addition, the Fingers/Tippin Family will receive Family of the Year Honors. ###

Founder's Day Convocation, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2010, Contact: Misty Young, (573)681-6032

Lincoln University - 820 Chestnut Street - Jefferson City, Missouri - 65101, 573-681-5000

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