Record 381 Degrees to be Awarded at Winter Commencement
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 [2:59 PM]
LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. signs diplomas for the
2012 winter commencement.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Kentucky Attorney Jack Conway will
address the largest winter commencement class in Lindsey Wilson
College history Dec. 15.
Lindsey Wilson will award a total of 381 degrees at its 96th
commencement ceremony, to be held 10 a.m. CT Saturday, Dec. 15, in
Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive. It will also be streamed
live via Stretch Internet.
The 109-year-old liberal arts college will award 194 undergraduate
degrees and 187 graduate degrees. LWC's previous record winter
class was 365, which was graduated in 2010. The college awarded 287
degrees at last winter's commencement.
More than 65 percent of this year's LWC winter graduates are
"Graduating a record number of students is exciting, especially
because they will help Kentucky reach its goal of increasing the
number of citizens with college degrees," said Lindsey Wilson
President William T. Luckey Jr., who has been the
college's eighth president since 1998.
Conway has been Kentucky's 49th attorney
general since 2008. Twice elected to the statewide office, Conway
is known for his efforts to work with local leaders and
law-enforcement officers to make Kentucky a safer place.
In addition to delivering this year's winter commencement address,
Conway will receive an honorary doctorate from the college's board
of trustees and faculty.
Also receiving an honorary doctorate from LWC will be Columbia
resident George Kolbenschlag. A retired Lindsey Wilson vice
president and faculty member, Kolbenschlag had a distinguished
career in the Navy and in the public relations profession before
coming to Lindsey Wilson in 1987. He retired from the college in
2004. Since moving to Columbia, Kolbenschlag and his wife,
Yvonne, have been among Adair County's most active citizens.
"Both Jack Conway and George Kolbenschlag exemplify what it means
to make society a better place through civic engagement," Luckey
said. "Jack Conway has been an outstanding attorney general for
Kentucky, as evidenced by his crackdown on child predators,
Internet crimes and fraud.
"George Kolbenschlag is among the handful of individuals who
helped build what we call the 'modern Lindsey Wilson.' He first
served this college as an outstanding staff member, then he
deferred his retirement for seven years to develop the college's
journalism program. He's also been one of Columbia-Adair County's
hardest-working volunteers, which has immeasurably improved this
region's quality of life."
Following commencement, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni
Association will host a reception for graduates and their guests in
the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen
For more information about LWC's 2012 winter commencement,
contact the LWC Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270)
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