September 27, 2013
Alumni Council Meeting Minutes
September 27, 2013
I. Welcome and opening
II. Approval of minutes from last meeting (July 13,
III. Informational items
a. Randy shared some changes to the Homecoming schedule, namely
that the Golden Alumni Society would be gathering Saturday morning
and that the Post-Homecoming Game Bash had been moved from Blue
Raider Stadium to the Campus Quadrangle.
b. The Blue Raider Travel Club enjoyed their trip to Alaska.
They were the last travel group of the year able to make the trip
before the weather turned. To date, the trip for 2014 has not been
decided but possible options are England/Scotland, a Scandinavian
River Cruise, or Germany/Switzerland. Tentatively, a bus tour to
New York City is in the works for Spring/early summer of
c. This year's Golden Alumni Society will meet May 10, 2014 in
conjunction with Spring Commencement. Kenneth George has a goal of
getting 64 people from the class of '64.
IV. Old business
a. There has been discussion about creating an Alumni
Association Cookbook. Anthony Moore from LWC Information Systems
and Randy have discussed an online form linked to the Alumni page
on the LWC website. The creation of an Alumni Pinterest page for
recipe sharing was discussed, as well as the possibility of
creating an eBook that would be sold with all proceeds benefiting
the Alumni Walkway Scholarship. Allysa Gooden volunteered to
further communicate with Anthony Moore and develop a plan for
proceeding with the Alumni Cookbook.
V. New business
a. Guest administrators- Dr. Anne Streeter and Dr. Erin
i. "Lindsey Writes" is a program instituted as part of LW's QEP
for the recent SACS reaccreditation. Beginning with this freshman
class, before graduation all students will take a minimum of four
core classes that are writing-intensive. This program with
help students to communicate effectively within their
ii. The current contest is to create a new school song, or
lyrics to the fight song, to be added to the three school songs
already in use: the traditional Lindsey Wilson Junior College
Anthem, the installation hymn written when Dr. Luckey was name
president, and the LW Fight Song (no words). Carrie Farris and Ken
Jessee volunteered to serve as judges and/or be a part of the
contest in an effort to be sure the spirit of LW past and present
b. Executive Committee
i. Dr. Lane opened the meeting by sharing that Secretary Sheena
London needed to step down from her position due to other
commitments. Dr. Lane recommended Allysa Gooden be appointed
Secretary Pro Tem to serve the rest of Sheena's term. Carrie Farris
made motion to appoint Allysa, which was seconded by Gary
ii. This was Dr. Lane's final meeting as President. Carrie
Farris will serve out the remaining year of Monica Johnson's term.
Monica stepped down after moving to Florida. After Carrie's term is
complete, Ken Jessee will serve as president.
c. The next meeting of the council will be February 27, 2014.
Members will gather for lunch in the dining center at noon with
meeting to follow.
VI. Ken Jessee made a motion to adjourn, which was
seconded by Ken George.