YOU AND LINCOLN – A GREAT COMBINATION
How often do you reflect deeply on your connection to Lincoln?
Imagine for a moment your life without Lincoln.
No stag. No Blue & White. No corridor parties. No KMB.
Life... without those moments when you laugh out loud remembering.....or say a silent thank you for that friend sitting next to you. The catch up with someone you see once a year when you visit overseas but reconnect with instantly. The Facebook status updates. The photo albums.
In our Diamond Jubilee Year I urge you to remember the stories that you and your friends tell each other about Lincoln.
Alumni, maybe you met your life-long love at Lincoln.... Maybe you value the moments when you discovered what you really wanted to do in life? Or the nights after dinner when you stayed talking to a new friend so long that the kitchen staff was sweeping under your feet. And remember that character who....and the night when.....the nick name that stuck...
Parents perhaps consider the relief you feel that your child is safe and happy at college; be amazed at how many friends she/he has made; be thankful for the academic support , the scholarship, the bursary that makes the transition to University easier. Notice how he/she calls Lincoln “home” and can’t wait to get back to College: Remark to yourself on the confidence that you have observed developing in your child...now an adult. Revel in the pride you feel when they talk about their achievements.
In what way has Lincoln shaped your life?
Did Lincoln teach you to live with others; or did it teach you to question what you hear or read? Did Lincoln challenge your views about the world, about Australia, about your family values? Was there a tutor who helped you understand something more clearly? A friend who gave you a different perspective on spirituality and faith? A Principal who gave you a second chance when you had made some silly decisions.....
For some of you, the stay might have been brief – a semester, a year, for others, four years, six years. But the experience is forever.
What’s your part in the story?
We want you to tell your story and share your photos. We want you to piece together the 6 decades of Lincoln’s life – and to do this we have created an amazing opportunity on our website: LincUp. LincUp is an online timeline to which you can upload stories, scanned images, and photos decade by decade. At the end of our Jubilee year we will look at the images and words and collate a picture book of life at Lincoln. We really want to hear and see your memories; in these memories is our creation story. So get uploading! For those who aren’t technical, snail-mail hardcopies can be sent to the College and we’ll do it for you.
We are really looking forward to catching up with you online!