One of the best ways to stay in touch with Lincoln College alumni is to read about them in The Lincoln Log alumni newsletter. This resource is a great way for alumni to keep in touch with their favorite college. The Lincoln Log newsletter is mailed twice a year to alumni. If you’ve missed an issue, be sure to check out our past issues (on the left) or contact the alumni office to have a copy mailed to you.
Alumni are asked to keep their classmates informed by regularly contributing professional and personal news for the Class Notes section of the newsletter.
Check out these brief excerpts of stories from the latest issue of The Lincoln Log alumni newsletter.
Fall/Winter 2012 Issue
Alumna’s Inspiring Career in Film Animation Began at Lincoln College
UPDATE: Lincoln College alumna and Beason, Ill., native Brenda Chapman-Lima ’82 was the writer and co-director of the Pixar animated film “Brave” that brought home an Oscar at the Academy Awards on February 24, 2013. Brenda shared the win for Best Animated Film with co-director Mark Andrews. Brenda is the first woman to receive an Oscar as a director for an animated film! As reported in the Fall/Winter 2012 Lincoln Log, Brenda wrote the script for “Brave” after being inspired by her relationship with own strong willed daughter. Winning the Oscar was a special moment for Brenda and her daughter Emma who attended the Academy Awards together.
“Brave” also received the 2013 BAFTA and the 2013 Golden Globe for Best Animated Film.
Lincoln College would like to congratulate Brenda for her amazing story and her big win at the 2013 Oscars. Well Deserved Brenda!
Brenda Chapman-Lima, class of 1982, grew up in Beason, Ill. After graduating from Lincoln Community High School, she came to Lincoln College where she studied art and received the Alta Charles McKeever Prize for art her sophomore year.
Today, Brenda is best known for having written and directed “Brave”, the summer 2012 Disney-Pixar hit about a Scottish princess named Merida. Brenda was inspired to write the story because of her own strong-willed daughter.
“Brave” is Brenda’s second major directing credit. The first was “Prince of Egypt” (1998), the first major studio animated feature film to be directed by an American woman. Brenda has worked as an artist, writer, and in other capacities on many other films and television shows, including “Chicken Run,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Road to Eldorado,” “The Little Mermaid,” Dennis the Menace,” “The Real Ghost Busters,” to name a few. Her complete filmography can be read on www.imdb.com.
Life is extremely busy these days for Brenda, who lives in Mill Valley, Calif., with her husband Kevin Lima and their daughter Emma. Brenda and Kevin have extremely busy schedules, working in the film animation industry and parenting a teenager, but Brenda graciously took a little time to share her story with Kerri Taylor, alumni relations and special events coordinator… READ MORE
Alumnus Competes in 2012 Summer Olympic Trials
In high school, Bryce Bohman, class of 2011, had a great passion for swimming, but his grades were not up to the standards of the NCAA. His swim club coach Craig Frederiksen, class of 2006, swam and ran at LC and told him the school would be a great fit for him, too. Bryce remembers the day he contacted Coach Jake Sexton during school and expressed his interest in the program. After his visit to campus, he fell in love with the program and the school, and the rest is history… READ MORE
LC Global Studies Offers Trip to Imperial China
The Lincoln College Global Studies program is offering an exciting 12-day adventure to Imperial China, May 15-26, 2013. Professor Paula Knopp, who has been leading Global Studies trips for LC for eight years, believes that travel abroad offers a unique educational and cultural experience. These Global Studies travel experiences provide a special and invaluable means of personal growth and cultural understanding. Enrollment is still open to not only LC students, but also to alumni and LC friends… READ MORE
Alumnus Lou Firenze ’68 visits campus after 40+ years and shares his story
by Louis “Lou” Firenze
It was senior year of high school and I needed to make a decision about my future. My choices were college or the military. My parents were encouraging me to go to college, however my grades were terrible… READ MORE