Lincoln University Holds Annual Charity Barbecue

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Lincoln University held its annual charity barbecue on July 12. The event, held at Alameda Beach, was aimed at strengthening the University’s lasting commitment to the local community while providing an opportunity for friendly socializing between a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

During the event, students organized a drive to benefit local food banks, donating the proceeds from the event to the Salvation Army programs.

In the words of one of the student organizers, Ahmad Refaat, “Knowing that we as students are able to help those in need, even if just a little bit, simply makes an event like this much more fun and fulfilling.”

Members of faculty expressed confidence that this type of active engagement with local community serves a greater educational purpose of providing students with a mindset, attuned to the problems of the society, which is desperately needed in the modern world of business.

Lincoln University is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution based in Oakland, California. It was founded in 1919 in San Francisco by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Lickey, and was chartered under the laws of California in 1926. In 1950, the university became a non-profit tax-exempt institution under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 501 (c) (3).

From the school’s founding, Lincoln University has placed its focus on adult education as well as keeping an international character. These features became distinguishing marks of the institution. It was among the first post-secondary educational institutions in California to offer programs for working adults. The emphasis was further refined to meet the demands of international students.

Lincoln University is looking toward the future, serving the community by continuously modifying its programs and making sure its curriculum is well suited for today’s and tomorrow’s needs. Constant growth and academic development are characteristics of the school. In the 1960s and 1970s, the University developed a curriculum for outstanding, well-balanced business administration programs, which were finalized in 2009 by the approval of the Doctor of Business Administration Degree. In 2014, the university introduced the Master of Science Degrees in International Business and Finance Management. In 2005, strong diagnostic imaging programs were developed and resulted in the Bachelor of Science degree approved in 2012.

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About Lincoln University

Founded in 1919, Lincoln University offers an education of higher learning where educational excellence, professional know-how, and up-to-date international standards are combined with individual attention and a friendly atmosphere, giving rise to a world-class education. Each program within the university is designed to ensure that all of the acquired knowledge and skills will be valuable to its graduates, providing a practical and solid foundation for the student's future. They make sure that every part of their students' education serves a purpose and brings them closer to accomplishing their professional degrees goals.


Reena Joseph