The Lincoln University’s Rita Dibble

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln University’s Rita Dibble will be honored as Alumni Relations Director of the Year at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame’s 3rd Annual Legacy of Leaders Alumni Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel on Sept. 26.

Dibble, who joined Lincoln in 2012 as Alumni Relations Director, is among six Historically Black College & University alumni leaders and chapters to be honored at the event.

“We are always pleased when one of our own is being recognized,” said President Dr. Robert R. Jennings.  “Rita has been a dedicated and devoted employee and the contributions she continues to make are felt throughout the University and Lincoln family.  We are so proud of her and grateful that she is being recognized by others for her work.”

Since arriving at The Lincoln University, Dibble has revitalized and established chapters/clubs among alumni, increasing chapters from one to 12.  She created and implemented the first comprehensive engagement plan, reactivated the Pre-Alumni Council, designed and implemented the first e-newsletter for alumni; and served as the lead advancement officer for foundation appeals.

Dibble, who has also been instrumental in the University’s The Student’s First Campaign, assisted President Jennings in renovations of several historic buildings on the campus, including the Alumni House.

Thomas W. Dortch Jr., chairman of the National Black College Hall of Fame Foundation said that these individuals and alumni associations represent the essence of leadership qualities found within and among the alumni constituency of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Rita Dibble is among that small group