2010 Spring Commencement to Cap Off Largest Class in LWC History
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 [8:39 AM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College will
cap off its largest graduating class in the college's 107-year
history at this weekend's spring commencement.
Lindsey Wilson's 91st commencement ceremony will be held at 10
a.m. CT on Saturday, May 8, in Biggers Sports Center.
Following the ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni
Association will hold a reception for graduates and their guests in
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.
Lindsey Wilson will award a total of 199 undergraduate and
graduate degrees at Saturday's ceremony. Combined with the degrees
awarded at last winter's commencement ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson
Class of 2010 will be a record 521 students.
That's 35 more degrees than were awarded during the 2008-09
school year, the college's previous record class.
To put Lindsey Wilson's growth in perspective, the college
awarded 312 degrees in 2003-04, the last year it held only one
"The college's continued growth is most gratifying," said
Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr., who has been the
college's eighth president since 1998. "It's certainly a milestone
for a college like Lindsey Wilson to graduate more than 500
students in just one school year. But even more important are the
lives and families who will be changed by these college
This spring's commencement speaker will be Lindsey Wilson
Chancellor John B. Begley. Begley served as the sixth Lindsey
Wilson president from 1978-97, presiding over what was then one of
the biggest expansions in the college's history. When he left the
presidency, the college had an enrollment of 1,425 students and 44
full-time faculty. The college has since grown to 2,341 students
and 94 full-time faculty.
Also at Saturday's spring commencement, two individuals will
receive an honorary doctorate from the college: retired
higher-education marketing consultant Jeremy Lord of Springfield,
Mass., and philanthropist Kendrick McCandless of Campbellsburg,