Inaugural Hall of Fame banquet at Lincoln College November 8
September 4, 2013, Lincoln College will host its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame banquet on Friday, November 8 as part of the 2013 Homecoming and Family Weekend activities taking place from November 4 through 10 on the Lincoln campus. Well-known radio personality Sam Madonia will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the banquet. The Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the long and exemplary history of athletics at Lincoln College.
The inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame banquet will be held in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium and includes a cocktail reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited so early reservations are recommended. The deadline for reservations is October 16. The costs are $25 for adults and $15 for children age 18 and younger. To make reservations, or for information about being a table sponsor for the event, contact Mary Jo Werth in the Advancement Office at (217) 732-3155 ext. 217 or toll free 877-522-5867, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In naming the large inaugural class, the Hall of Fame committee made a special effort to select individuals whose accomplishments and involvement represent as much of Lincoln College’s athletic history as possible. The inaugural Hall of Fame class includes alumni Jan Bowers (class of 1981), Matt Hughes (class of 1995), and the late Tom Flynn (class of 1962); former coaches Joni Comstock and Charles Lindstrom; the late Jack D. Nutt, president of Lincoln College from 1982 – 2002; and the late Dominic “Doc” Guzzardo and his son John, long-time friends and supporters of Lincoln College athletics.
The Lincoln College Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes student athletes, teams, coaches, managers, administrators, faculty, staff, and friends who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics at Lincoln College, either by their performance on an athletic team or by meritorious efforts in supporting the athletic program at the College.
Founded in 1865 as Lincoln University, it is the only institution of higher education named after President Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. Today, Lincoln College operates two campuses in Central Illinois region united in the goal of helping students achieve a greater measure of happiness, personal fulfillment, and economic success through education. More information on Lincoln College and its many academic programs can be found at lincolncollege.edu.