From Clarion staff reports
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – A 1993 graduate of Lincoln University delivered an address of hope and inspiration during LU’s 2020 Founders Day celebration held Feb. 20, 2020 in Richardson Auditorium. Rodney Boyd, an attorney and owner of the lobbying firm Nexus Group, said the founding of the university 154 years ago dared to dream the same things students should dare to dream today – success beyond sacrifice.
Boyd noted his tough entry into the academic world at LU, thanking the sacrifice of the men of the 62nd Colored Infantry and 65th Colored Infantry while founding the school in post-Civil War 1866. He said today’s students need to reflect on those times and not waste the opportunities they built so long ago.
The keynote speaker said his success is directly related to his LU educational experience. Boyd was encouraged to study for the law school admissions test, ultimately leading him to studies and a law degree from Mizzou.
LU President Dr. Jerald Jones Woolfolk said Boyd is exactly what “the soldiers dreamed about.” It’s about fulfilling dreams and possibilities, she said.