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Alumni Challenged to Lead LWC Into the Future

Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 [12:13 AM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- It's time for Lindsey Wilson College alumni "to love this college back and lead it into the future."

That was the message LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. delivered Saturday morning at the annual homecoming awards ceremony, held in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.

"I believe that if your college is going to continue to change lives and deliver and prosper, it has to be your turn … to lead the way into the future," Luckey said.

Also on Saturday, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association honored two alumni and one longtime friend of the college, and a new homecoming king and queen were crowned as the LWC community celebrated its 79th homecoming and first homecoming with football.

In his remarks, Luckey told the alumni that "I cannot recall a more exciting time in the life of this grand, old college."

"There is a youth and a freshness and a vitality here when you step on this campus," said Luckey, who is in his 13th year as the college's eighth president and 28th overall year of service to the college.

Luckey noted that the college enjoys a record enrollment of more than 2,500 students, and it has also celebrated the opening of several buildings, including the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex and Harold J. Smith Hall. Next school year, the college will open a 26,000-square-foot, two-story classroom building to house its nursing program and School of Professional Counseling.

With so much physical expansion at the college, Luckey noted that "Lindsey Wilson doesn't have any needs -- but our students do."

"In fact, I believe that the needs of our students have never been greater than they are today," he said. They need to be loved, like you were loved when you were here; they need to be challenged; they need to be supported. … Our students desperately need what this college, your college, can deliver."

Without tending to the human side of the college, the physical growth would have been pointless, Luckey said.

"So all of this growth, all of this expansion, all of this building boom … becomes meaningless … without the people to change lives," he said.

Key for Lindsey Wilson to continue its momentum is alumni support, Luckey said.

"I believe that if your college is going to continue to change lives and deliver and prosper, it has to be your turn … to lead the way into the future," he said.

Also at the homecoming awards ceremony, the LWC National Alumni Association honored two alumni and recognized one longtime friend of the college. Danny Rigney of Danville, Ky., of the LWC Class of 1989 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award; Kristy Flowers Poindexter of Burkesville, Ky., of the LWC Class of 2003 received the Outstanding Young Alumna Award; and former LWC staff member and professor George Kolbenschag of Columbia was named an honorary LWC alumnus.

The 2010 homecoming king and queen wee crowned during halftime of the LWC-West Virginia Institute of Technology football game at Blue Raider Stadium.

Christopher Williams of Funt, Wales, who represented varsity soccer, was crowned king. The son of Timothy Williams and Bridget Thomas of Funt, Wales, Williams is a communication junior.

Hannah Peck of Columbia, who represented the Student Activities Board, was crowned queen. The daughter of John and Susan Peck of Columbia, Peck is a history and communication junior. 

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Click here to see pictures of the homecoming awards ceremony.
Click here to see pictures of the  crowning of the king and queen.
Click here to see pictures of the Marching Band's homecoming performance.
Click here to see pictures of the bonfire and pep rally.
Click here to see pictures of the down-home pig roast and barbecue.
Click here to see pictures of the Bonner Leaders reunion.
Click here to see pictures of the Morris Shepherd '53 Ping Pong Tournament.
Click here to read about the football team's homecoming victory.

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