LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA — Dr. Tricia Rose, an internationally respected scholar of post-Civil Rights era Black U.S. culture, will deliver the commencement address at Lincoln University’s 163rd commencement later this month.
The Class of 2022 will be celebrated at a graduation ceremony on the campus at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15. More than 450 graduates will be honored. Both Rose and the Honorable Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste, MHS ’84, the founder, owner and CEO of DeBaptiste Funeral Homes and Milestone Events, LLC—who has served the Chester County community for more than 67 years—will also receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degrees.
“In these challenging times, Dr. Tricia Rose’s insights into Black popular culture and issues related to race in America, structural inequality, social justice, and gender and sexuality are essential reading for all of us, including our students,” said President Brenda A. Allen. “Every day, Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste continues to be a shining example to our students of how just one compassionate, dedicated person can make an incredible difference in the lives of our community and the larger world around us.”
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