Poised for Success
If LCS Alumnus Kwabena Bucknor, Class of 2003, could go back and do his career at Lincoln all over again, he wouldn’t change a thing.
The former Honor Roll, Presidential Award and Student of the Year recipient does remember complaining about one thing: the workload in Mrs. Bright’s English literature and writing class. He’s since learned better.
“I didn’t realize that the critical skills she was instilling in us would prove invaluable during my college years,” Kwabena admits. After graduating from Lincoln, Kwabena went on to a Dean’s List career at Cornell University in the US. “I attribute my success at Cornell to the scholarly discipline and academic excellence cultivated at LCS.”
While living and studying internationally was nothing new for Kwabena, his experience with Lincoln’s diverse student body did present another key to success. “Learning to interact and work with students from different backgrounds and cultures at LCS,” he found, “was quite useful while transitioning over to university.”
Though Kwabena has now launched himself into a successful career in international business and finance, this two-time captain of Lincoln’s varsity soccer team still misses lunch with friends under the mango tree and the tastes of world cuisine on International Day. He thinks that current Lincoln students are poised for success, just like he was.
“Studying at a one-of-a-kind institution such as LCS in West Africa already provides you with an advantage when applying to colleges overseas,” he advises present-day pupils. “You must do justice to this unique experience and let it reflect in what you do, both in and out of the classroom.”
The international life: of Ghanaian descent, has lived, studied, or worked in the U.S., the U.K., Ivory Coast, Ghana, China, Singapore, South Africa, and Switzerland
After a long week at the office: likes to play polo, box, and look for outdoor thrills
Key for keeping up: constantly rebrand yourself to remain relevant in a rapidly-changing world