Lincoln University Welcomes Iconic Lions Back to Campus

Iconic lions arrive at Lincoln University from Newport RISubmitted Image

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA — The historic grounds of Lincoln University echoed with pride on Friday as the iconic lions made their triumphant return. Alumni celebrated as the successful completion of phases 1 and 2 of the fundraising campaign brought these majestic symbols back home. In just one year, an impressive $50,000 was raised, securing the purchase of the lions from Newport, RI.

The journey began when alumnus Dr. Ronald Slaughter, Class of 1973, spotted the two-ton bronze lions at Aardvark Antiques while vacationing in Newport. Recognizing their significance to Lincoln University, Dr. Slaughter, along with his classmates and the Alumni Association, launched the “Bring the Lions Home” campaign in October 2023. Their passion and dedication ignited widespread support, culminating in this historic achievement.

With the lions now proudly positioned on campus, the Lincoln community eagerly anticipates the commencement of the Buy-A-Brick Campaign. This initiative offers alumni and supporters a unique opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on campus. Personalized engraved bricks will be installed around the lions and nearby walkways, symbolizing the unbreakable bond between individuals and Lincoln University.

This campaign not only enhances the campus landscape but also strengthens the enduring connections among those who cherish Lincoln University. The return of the lions marks a new chapter, celebrating both the university’s storied past and its vibrant future.

You can join the celebration and become a part of Lincoln University’s rich heritage by participating in the upcoming Buy-A-Brick Campaign. Leave your mark and contribute to the lasting legacy of this esteemed institution for generations to come. For more information, visit the Alumni Association of Lincoln University website.

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