One of the best ways to stay in touch with Lincoln College alumni is to read about them in The Lincoln Log alumni newsletter. This resource is a great way for alumni to keep in touch with their favorite college. The Lincoln Log newsletter is mailed twice a year to alumni. If you’ve missed an issue, be sure to check out our past issues (on the left) or contact the alumni office to have a copy mailed to you.
Alumni are asked to keep their classmates informed by regularly contributing professional and personal news for the Class Notes section of the newsletter.
Check out these brief excerpts of stories from the latest issue of The Lincoln Log alumni newsletter.
Fall/Winter 2014 Issue
Sesquicentennial Celebration and Charter Day 2015
One hundred and fifty years ago, in December 1864, a group of men determined to start a new university visited Lincoln, Illinois. Lincoln College was charted Lincoln University on Feb. 6, 1865, and ground was broken for University Hall on President Abraham Lincoln’s last living birthday, Feb. 12, 1865. Over the next year, Lincoln College will celebrate its 150th anniversary. The first big event of 2015 will be the Charter Day program on Sunday, Feb. 8, featuring special keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Temple, historian and internationally recognized Abraham Lincoln scholar. (Read more on page 3)
2014 Athletic Hall of Fame
Former Lincoln College athletes Mike Lumpp ’62, Dennis Werth ’73, and Lynn Thompson ’81, and coaches Allen Pickering and Cynthia Slayton Jackson were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at a special banquet held Friday, Nov. 7. (Read more on page 4)
Alumni Spotlight: Corey Anderson ’09
Last fall, former Lynx wrestler and Ultimate Fighting Champion Matt Hughes was inducted into the Lincoln College Athletic Hall of Fame. Less than a year later, another Lynx wrestler is following in Matt’s mixed martial arts footsteps. Corey Anderson, class of 2009, worked his way to a contract with UFC by winning the light-heavyweight championship on the FOX Sports 1 reality show The Ultimate Fighter season 19 in July. (Read more on page 7)