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Largest Class in LWC History to be Capped Off May 11 at Spring Commencement

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013 [6:57 PM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College will graduate the second half of its largest class in college history on May 11.

 

The liberal arts college will award 177 graduate and undergraduate degrees at its spring ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday, May 11, in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive. It will be LWC's 97th overall commencement ceremony.

 

Combined with the 381 degrees awarded in December at winter commencement, this school year's 558 graduates make the Class of 2013 the largest in LWC's 110-year history.

 

LWC awarded a total of 445 degrees in 2011-12, and a decade ago it awarded 151 degrees.

 

"To have a 270 percent increase in graduates in 10 years is pretty remarkable," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., who has been the college's eighth president since 1998.

 

Luckey said this year's graduating class is "among the brightest we've had since I became president." He noted that several students are headed to medical schools in Kentucky, pharmacy schools in Kentucky and neighboring states, and graduate and professional schools throughout the region.

 

The spring commencement address will be given by LWC Vice President of Administration and Finance Roger Drake, who is president-elect of Central Methodist (Mo.) University. Drake, who has been at LWC since 2004, will receive an honorary doctorate from the college.

 

Also receiving an honorary doctorate from LWC will be Carol Marra of Louisville, Ky., a longtime educator and 26-year member of the LWC Board of Trustees.

 

Commencement Week Events

Spring commencement week activities also include the semi-annual "Midnight Breakfast," which was held Tuesday, May 7. On Thursday, May 9, the LWC nursing program will hold a pinning ceremony at 6 p.m CT in V.P. Henry Auditorium for its inaugural group of graduates, and at 4 p.m. CT Friday, May 10, the School of Professional Counseling will hold a pinning creemony for its graduates in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship.

 

The Senior Banquet, sponsored by the LWC National Alumni Association, will begin at 5 p.m. CT Friday, May 10, in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, and the annual baccalaureate service will be held at 7 p.m. CT Friday, May 10, in Biggers Sports Center.

 

Following Saturday's 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 Flatt Drive.

 

For more information about LWC's 2013 spring commencement, contact the LWC Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8400.

 

Watch It Live ...
Spring commencement will be webcast on CampusCentral. To watch it, click here and select "Live Events."

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