One of the highlights of the weekend is the Reunion Dinner and
Awards Program on April 27. The evening's activities begin
with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The awards
program will follow, concluding around 9 p.m. Alumni will be
recognized by class decades, with special recognition for the
Classes of 1988, 1963, 1943 and 1938, which are celebrating their
25th, 50th, 70th and 75th anniversaries.
Five alumni awards will be presented.
Alumni Achievement Awards
will be presented to:
William "Bill" Gossett, Class of 1943, for his
lifelong achievements in business and community service.
Fischer, Class of 1963, for his achievements in higher education
John "Jack" Sparacio, Class of 1963, for his
achievements in business.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award will be
presented to Adrienne "Adie" Harmon, Class of 2001, for her
achievements in the field of dentistry and her humanitarian work in
The LaVeta Zurkammer Alumni Award will be presented to LC
Professor Emeritus Paul Beaver, Class of 1956, for his lifelong
dedication, passion and involvement with Lincoln College.
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All alumni and friends of award recipients are welcome to attend
the dinner and awards program. Tickets for the dinner and program
are $30. Registration for the event is due by Friday, April 19.
There will be a special recognition ceremony for former baseball
coach and athletic director Chuck Lindstrom in the afternoon on April 27.
Lindstrom's former baseball players have contributed to
name the baseball coach's office in the Lincoln Center in his honor.
Lindstrom and his baseball players will also be acknowledged during
the awards program. Coach Lindstrom was made an Honorary Alumnus of
Lincoln College in 2009.
Other scheduled activities include:
Wine and cheese reception featuring Kickapoo Creek Winery of
Edwards on April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center.
This event is open to alumni and friends of the college. Tickets are
$10 and include cheese and hors d'oeuvres buffet and three
complimentary wine tastings.
Coffee and juice with Lincoln College President John Blackburn at
the president's residence on April 27 from 9 to 10 a.m.
This event is open to alumni.
"How We View Our History: The Changing Image of the 16th
President," a multimedia program by Ron Keller examining how Abraham
Lincoln's image has been used and changed over the past two
centuries, will be presented on April 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.
in the Lincoln Center, Classroom 128A. Keller is assistant professor
of history and political science at the college and director of the
Lincoln Heritage Museum. This event is open to the public.
registration information and a complete
schedule of events, visit
For more details, contact the alumni relations office at
217-732-3155, ext. 217, or email
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