On Sunday, May 4, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania conferred an honorary degree on longtime Black Voice News columnist Dr. Ernest C. Levister Jr. at its 149th Commencement. Dr. Levister serves on the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Dean’s Advisory Board.

Dr. Levister is the great grandson of Thomas Hunter Amos, who with his brother James Ralston Amos formed the first graduating class of Lincoln University. He is one of the nation’s leading physicians, practicing internal and occupational medicine in San Bernardino. He is also a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California Irvine. Levister graduated from Lincoln University in 1958 and served on the University’s Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2007.

Dr. Levister has been a powerful mentor, humanitarian and advocate for medical reform, particularly for the elimination of disparities in health care. Read the full article >>