Social Sciences & Pre-Law Graduates
Dunn, Class of 2005
Barry earned a bachelor's degree in history
at Lindsey Wilson and then went on to complete a master's degree in
political science from the University of Cincinnati. He then
completed a law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D.
Brandeis School of Law. In addition to graduating at
the top of his class, Barry was president of the moot
court board and served as an editor on the University of
Louisville Law Review.
Jennifer Upchurch Edwards, Class of
Jennifer Upchurch Edwards didn't plan to become a family
court judge. But she had the perfect preparation for it.
After graduating from Lindsey Wilson College in 1996 with a
bachelor's degree in English, Edwards earned a law degree from
the University of Kentucky.
She then practiced law for three years before becoming a special
education teacher for more than five years in the Russell County,
Ky., public schools. Also during that time, she served as Trial
Commissioner, Domestic Relations Commissioner and Master
Commissioner for the Russell Circuit Court.
And she was recently elected by voters of Russell and Wayne
counties to be the first family court judge of Kentucky's 57th
Combined with her legal background, Clark's work in special
education "gave me a unique perspective about the challenges
"It was almost like I was getting extra experience by working in
the schools," she said. Kentucky's family courts focus on the
needs of families and children, which means that its judges oversee
everything from divorces, child support and custody, domestic
violence, truancy and abuse.
"It's been a very rewarding experience for me so far because I
feel I'm making a difference in the lives of a lot of families and
kids," Edwards said.
Edwards is a double LWC legacy: her parents, David Upchurch
and Joy Stephens Wilson, graduated from the college in 1966; and
her fraternal grandparents, Delmer and Mable Upchurch, graduated
from the college in 1936.
Amanda Main, Class of 1996
OCCUPATION: In-House Legal Counsel, Brown-Forman Corp.
Amanda is a graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis
School of Law where she was also editor in chief of the Brandeis
Law Journal. After serving as a senior associate in the Louisville
office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, Amanda was named to an in-house
legal position with Brown-Forman Corp., also in Louisville.
Other Recent Pre-Law Graduates
Dustin Beard '07, Florida Coastal Law School, Jacksonville,
Trista Corbin '07 Moss, University of Louisville Louis D.
Brandeis School of Law
Meagan Lorenzen '07 Tate, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P.
Olson, Class of 2004
Kentucky state trooper Andy K. Olson's '04 former college
professors aren't surprised that he was recently recognized as one
of the commonwealth's outstanding state troopers.
"At Lindsey Wilson, Andy was an excellent student and very
focused person," said Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal
Justice Daniel Phillips III. "You knew that he had the drive and
determination to be a successful law-enforcement officer."
Olson was named 2008 Kentucky State Police Trooper of the Year,
and in 2009 he was promoted to detective.
Olson -- who is assigned to Kentucky State Police Post 15 in
Columbia -- was selected for the 2008 award among 21 troopers who
were nominated. A trooper from all 16 KSP posts and five
specialized units were nominated from the 900-member force.
"It's a great honor to receive this award," Olson said. "Knowing
how hard my co-workers work, and to be selected among them is an
honor and a privilege."
Hutchison, Class of 2008
Because of his experiences at Lindsey Wilson, Ramie Hutchison
landed his first job before he graduated from college. During his
senior year, Ramie interned with Lindsey Wilson's broadcast program
where he produced live news and sports events for the college and
Adair County High School. His work was so impressive that he was
hired by Duo-County Telecom to work in the company's
marketing/public relations office.
"The internship opened new doors for me and led to a job before
I graduated," Ramie says. "Getting to see something in the real
world and not just studying about it in the classroom made all the
difference for me."
Johnson, Class of 2004
Monica began her career with the Lexington
Legends as a promotions intern for the 2004 season. She is now a
self-employed businesswoman in Central Kentucky.
"Lindsey Wilson opened so many opportunities to me through
internship opportunities. They were a great complement to my work
in the classroom," Monica says.
Posted: March 2010