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Barry DunnBarry Dunn, Class of 2005

Barry earned a bachelor's degree in history, magna cum laude, 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. Barry is an associate attorney in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville, Ky., office.

Jennifer Upchurch Clark001 July 07, 2008.jpgJennifer Upchurch Edwards, Class of 1996

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 Judicial Circuit.

Combined with her legal background, Clark's work in special education "gave me a unique perspective about the challenges families face.

"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.

DSC_0018.JPGAmanda Main, Class of 1996

OCCUPATION: In-House Legal Counsel, Brown-Forman Corp.

Amanda is a graduate of the University of Louisville (Ky.) 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 based in Louisville.

Other Recent Pre-Law Graduates

Dustin Beard '07, Florida Coastal Law School (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Trista Corbin '07 Moss, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Meagan Lorenzen '07 Tate, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College

olson 2.jpgAndy 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."

 

DSC_0174.JPGRamie Hutchison, Class of 2008

Duo-County Telecom

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 LWC'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.JPGMonica 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 Florida.

"Lindsey Wilson opened so many opportunities to me through internship opportunities. They were a great complement to my work in the classroom," Monica says.

Updated: October 2013

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