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'Something Special Happening' at LWC, Alumni Told at Homecoming Banquet

Posted on Sunday, November 08, 2009 [12:27 AM]
That was the message LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. delivered Saturday at the college's 78th-annual Alumni Homecoming Banquet.
"I cannot recall a more exciting time in the life of this grand, old college," said Luckey, who is in his 27th year at LWC and 12th year as the college's eighth president. "There is a freshness and a vitality here that I hope you feel when you step on this campus. There is something special happening here, and I am grateful to all of you for the role all of you are playing to make this happen."
In addition to Luckey's address, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association honored four alumni and two longtime friends of the college. Other activities included the inaugural Presidential Homecoming Gala, a "Rally in the Valley," class reunions, the ninth-annual Morris Shepherd Pingpong Tournament, and the crowning of a new Homecoming king and queen.
In her welcome message at the Alumni Homecoming Banquet, LWC National Alumni Association President Carrie Luker Farris said Lindsey Wilson is not unlike an open door.
"Where do you go to find an open heart, a place where you find compassion, love and acceptance?" she asked. "And where do you go where there is always an open door - where you are welcomed every time you are here?"
In his remarks to alumni Luckey noted Lindsey Wilson's accomplishments over the last 12 months, including a record enrollment of 2,341, new academic programs, new classroom buildings and three new intercollegiate sports teams - football, swimming and wrestling.
"There is clearly something special happening here, especially when you stop to think about the challenges that are confronting so many of our sister institutions right now," he said.
But Luckey noted that Lindsey Wilson has "our own challenge lurking right around the corner that we must conquer."
In less than 250 days, the college's "Changing Lives Campaign" will end. The campaign needs $3,702,429 by June 30 to meet its $53 million, Luckey said - an average of raising $15,755 a day.
"We need to meet this goal and maintain this momentum we are experiencing right now," he said.
Also at the Alumni Homecoming Banquet four alumni were be honored by the LWC National Alumni Association and two longtime friends of the college were named honorary alumni: Jerald L. Bryant '94 of Bowie, Md., Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; Ben C. Burr '64 of Bardstown, Ky., Distinguished Service Award; Susan C. Eisenback '81 of Louisville, Ky., Special Achievement Award; and Nancy M. Fouser '62 of Versailles, Ky., Distinguished Alumna Award. Longtime supporters Thomas P. and Julialice Carter of Danville, Ky., will be named Honorary Alumni.
Between the women's and men's basketball games Saturday in Biggers Sports Center, the 2009 Homecoming king and queen were crowned. Caitlin Burke, a junior from Phoenix, was crowned queen, and Hezekiah Weiss, a junior from Berea, Ky., was crowned king. They both represented the soccer program.2009 Homecoming honorees are joined by LWC Alumni Director Randy Burns '93 (far left) and President William T. Luckey Jr. (far right): Jerald L. Bryant '94, Ben C. Burr '64, Susan C. Eisenback '81, Nancy M. Fouser '62, Tom and Julialice Carter, and LWC National Alumni Association President Carrie Luker Farris '68.
Homecoming 2009 006 Homecoming Banquet Awards November 7, 2009
2009 Homecoming honorees are joined by LWC Alumni Director Randy Burns '93 (far left)
and President William T. Luckey Jr. (far right): Jerald L. Bryant '94, Ben C. Burr '64, Susan
C. Eisenback '81, Nancy M. Fouser '62, Tom and Julialice Carter, and LWC National Alumni
Association President Carrie Luker Farris '68.


COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Something special is happening at Lindsey Wilson College.
That was the message LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. delivered Saturday at the college's 78th-annual Alumni Homecoming Banquet.
 
"I cannot recall a more exciting time in the life of this grand, old college," said Luckey, who is in his 27th year at LWC and 12th year as the college's eighth president. "There is a freshness and a vitality here that I hope you feel when you step on this campus. There is something special happening here, and I am grateful to all of you for the role all of you are playing to make this happen."
 
In addition to Luckey's address, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association honored four alumni and two longtime friends of the college. Other activities included the inaugural Presidential Homecoming Gala, a the Homecoming parade, class reunions, the ninth-annual Morris Shepherd '53 Pingpong Tournament, and the crowning of a new Homecoming king and queen.
 
In her welcome message at the Alumni Homecoming Banquet, LWC National Alumni Association President Carrie Luker Farris said Lindsey Wilson is not unlike an open door.
 
"Where do you go to find an open heart, a place where you find compassion, love and acceptance?" she asked. "And where do you go where there is always an open door - where you are welcomed every time you are here?"
 
In his remarks to alumni, Luckey noted Lindsey Wilson's accomplishments over the last 12 months, including a record enrollment of 2,341, new academic programs, new classroom buildings and three new intercollegiate sports teams - football, swimming and wrestling.
 
"There is clearly something special happening here, especially when you stop to think about the challenges that are confronting so many of our sister institutions right now," he said.
 
But Luckey noted that Lindsey Wilson has "our own challenge lurking right around the corner that we must conquer."
In less than 250 days, the college's "Changing Lives Campaign" will end. The campaign needs $3,702,429 by June 30 to meet its $53 million, Luckey said - an average of raising $15,755 a day.
 
"We need to meet this goal and maintain this momentum we are experiencing right now," he said.
 
Also at the Alumni Homecoming Banquet four alumni were be honored by the LWC National Alumni Association and two longtime friends of the college were named honorary alumni: Jerald L. Bryant '94 of Bowie, Md., Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; Ben C. Burr '64 of Bardstown, Ky., Distinguished Service Award; Susan C. Eisenback '81 of Louisville, Ky., Special Achievement Award; and Nancy M. Fouser '62 of Versailles, Ky., Distinguished Alumna Award. Longtime supporters Thomas P. and Julialice Carter of Danville, Ky., will be named Honorary Alumni.
 
Between the women's and men's basketball games Saturday in Biggers Sports Center, the 2009 Homecoming king and queen were crowned. Caitlin Burke, a junior from Phoenix, was crowned queen, and Hezekiah Weiss, a junior from Berea, Ky., was crowned king. They both represented the soccer programs.

Pictures from all Homecoming events are posted on the LWC Flickr page: www.flickr.com/lindseywilsoncollege.

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