The Saturday evening activities will begin with a cocktail reception
at 5 and dinner at 6. The awards program will follow, concluding
around 9 p.m. This event is open to the public, and the cost for the
reception and dinner is $30. To make reservations, call the alumni
office at 217-735-7217 or email
The 2014 Alumni Award recipients
Marc Kalman, Class
of 1964, of Plymouth, Minn. —
Alumni Achievement Award for
Class of 1999, of Washington, Ill. —
Young Alumni Achievement
Don Vinson, Class of 1957, of Lincoln —
LaVeta Zurkammer Alumni Award in
recognition of his years of service to Lincoln College as a
volunteer at the Lincoln Heritage Museum.
In addition to the regular alumni awards, the Rev. Glenn Shelton,
and the late Joyce Kinzie
will be recognized
Alumni of Lincoln College for their work to establish and support
the Martin Luther King Jr. Minority Student Endowed Scholarship.
Kinzie's daughter Cathy Tiffany will accept the award on her behalf.
Other scheduled activities:
Wine and cheese reception, featuring Kickapoo Creek Winery of
Edwards, will be on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the
Lincoln Center. This event is open to all alumni and friends of the
college. Tickets are $10 and include light appetizers and three
complimentary wine tastings.
The Lincoln College Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30
p.m. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, on the main stage of
the Johnston Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free;
donations will be accepted.
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The Lincoln Heritage Museum will reopen to the public with
a grand opening ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26.
The ceremony will include remarks from Lincoln College President
John Blackburn, trustee Dan Weinberg, state Rep. Rich Brauer and
museum director Ron Keller and will feature a special musical
performance by Lincoln College students Cody Garretson, Nicole Ker
and Derrick Spiker, followed by a ribbon-cut with the members of the
Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce. As part of the grand
opening festivities, a special living history music presentation
will be given at 1:30 p.m. in the museum's first-floor gallery by
Lincoln College music majors Jeff Arbisi and Allen Mendez.
The museum will be open for visitors to walk through free of
charge until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, after which the
museum will conduct timed tours of the second-floor gallery at the
reduced fee of $2. The timed tours, featuring audio-video
presentations, take approximately 75 minutes and will start
approximately every 35 minutes. A limited number of tickets will be
available, so visitors who want to take an afternoon timed tour
should request tickets at the museum welcome desk after the opening
ceremony. The museum will also be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday,
April 27, with the reduced admission fee.
Beginning Monday, April 28, the museum will return to regular
hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturdays. General admission will be $5 for adults, $3 for children
On Saturday, April 26, Dr. Dennis Campbell will conduct tours of
Creekside, the college's new Outdoor Center for Environmental
Education, located along Sugar Creek north of Lincoln. Tours will
depart from the parking area in front of the Davidson-Sheffer
Gymnasium at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. These tours are free
and open to the public. Guests are welcome to ride the college bus
or drive themselves. Each tour lasts about one hour. The tours will
be given weather-permitting, and boots or tennis shoes are
The Lincoln College baseball and softball teams will be
playing at home on Saturday, April 26. Starting at 1 p.m. the
baseball team will play a doubleheader against Illinois Central. The
softball team will play against Spoon River College at 2 p.m. Both
teams will wear pink and sell T-shirts to raise money for breast
Registration information and the complete list of all
and events (PDF), including bookstore hours, are available at
For more details, contact the alumni relations office at
217-735-7217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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