Students of Lincoln University Organize Annual University Olympics

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Lincoln University celebrated its annual Sports Day with an Olympic-style competition in various individual and team sports on Sept. 14. The annual event, held this year at the facilities of Encinal High School in Alameda, has become a beloved tradition fostering family spirit and friendly communication between the faculty, staff and students of Lincoln University.

More than 40 students competed for valuable prizes in a diverse set of sport disciplines, including athletics, football, basketball and tennis. A friendly game of soccer became the event of the day, bringing together students, faculty and staff in a nail-biting mix of action and strategy.

According to a faculty member, “It is very valuable for students to have a chance to see their instructors outside of the classroom, to interact with them in a daily life, to build a lasting sense of trust and respect.”

The decision of students and faculty to establish a permanent Lincoln University soccer team can serve as a proof that this important goal has been successfully accomplished.

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 approval 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 degree goals.


Ana Maria Gower