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Class Notes

The Class Notes page gives alumni an opportunity to know what is going on in the lives of other LWC family members. To post a Class Note, send an e-mail with your name, year of graduation, and class note information (including pictures) to the Alumni Office. Pictures should be in JPEG format, be at least 100 dpi and be no smaller than two inches-by-two inches.

Class Notes can be mailed to:
Alumni Office
Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, Ky. 42728
or sent via e-mail to:


Rev. Timothy Smith ’89 completed his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Lindsey Wilson College in May 2020.

Chelsea Barnett ’15 Simmons completed her Masters of Science in Higher Education in 2016 from the University of Kentucky and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Higher Education Leadership & Management from Walden University.

Russell Dow ’17 completed his Master of Arts in Interactive Design from Lindsey Wilson College.

Kristi Slavens ’15 works as a Case Manager at FRS Counseling in Hillsboro, OH.

Dr. Kathryn Blair ’07 Plymale obtained her Phd from the University of the Cumberlands in 2018.

Terri Dotson ’05 is a Clinical Coordinator at Mountain Comprehensive Care Center in Prestonsburg, KY.

Dr. Melissa Carlton ’90 is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Houston Baptist University in Houston, TX.

Megan Coomer ’07 serves as the Deputy Clerk at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Columbia, KY.

Jessica Phelps ’06 Glass is a Loss Prevention Specialist at Shop HQ in Bowling Green, KY.

Chris Lashley ’92 works as a Technician at Ford Motor Company in Louisville, KY.

Rev. Christopher Lee ’98 serves as the Senior Pastor at Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH. He also serves as the State of Ohio Bishop for Alpha Omega Church Ministries International.

Elizabeth Leaver ’00 is currently pursuing an advanced degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Houston, while serving as the Director of Operations at Rice University in Houston, TX.

Presley Weddle ’18 works as a Paraeducator at Casey County in Liberty, KY.

Emily Flatt ’14 is a Documentation & Communication Coordinator at Children and Family Counseling Associates in Harrodsburg, KY.

Amy Ensor ’04 Drake works as Supported Employment Coordinator at Centertone in Louisville, KY.

Rev. DeResha Walkup ’11 works as Social Service Work for the Department of Community Based Services.

Marlena Thornsbeary ’15 works as a Counselor at a Recovery Center in Hazard, KY.

Brandon Garrett ’10 works for the Social Security Administration in Campbellsville, KY as a Claims Specialist.

Lane Thompson ’17 serves as a Senior Accountant at Louis T. Roth & Co., PLLC. in Louisville, KY.

Anna Sundean ’13 works as a Teacher at the Frankfort Christian Academy in Frankfort, KY.

Jamie Miller ’05 serves as an EFL Teacher in Goyang, South Korea.

Ruth Olson ’13 Jeffries is employed by Sequel Youth and Family Services as a Therapist in Gainesville, FL.

Pamela Humfleet ’08 is employed by Necco as a Treatment Director in Elizabethtown, KY.

Kindra Ewing ’04 Jones is a Cooperative Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development in Leitchfield, KY.

Ashley Garrett ’07 is an Instructor at Cameron University in Lawton, OK.

LaDale Simpson ’04 Ramsey works as a Physician’s Assistant at Southern Emergency Medical Specialists in Louisville, KY.

Jessica Wells ’12 is a Criminal Defense Investigator with the KY Department of Public Advocacy in Harlan, KY.

Caleb Irvin ’12 is an Accounting Assistant at Brown & Brown Insurance in Columbia, KY.

Dr. Sara Brown ’01 is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine at Revive Chiropractic Center in Lexington, KY.

Blue Raider Babies

The Alumni Office will help you welcome your family’s baby into the world with a complimentary LWC bib.
For more information, contact Alumni Director Lafawn Nettles at or 270-384-8400.

Destiny Ryan ’15 and Justin Sumpter ’16 welcome son on June 20, 2018 and daughter, Kennedy Sumpter on June 3, 2019.
Kathryn and spouse, Erik Plymale ’12, have two children - Asa Jet (2016) and Ester Hayden (2019).


John Dillard ‘91 graduated with a Master of Arts from the University of the Cumberlands in 2018.

Verlin Bryant ‘18 obtained her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College in 2018.

John Brown ‘13 completed his MBA and PharmD in 2017 from the University of Kentucky. He is now working as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Kentucky.

Gloria Moore ‘11 San Miguel welcomed daughter, Luna on August 16, 2018.

Daniel ‘14 and Amanda Bland ‘14 Farris welcomed daughter, Danika Farris, on August 28, 2016 and son, Micheal Farris, on May 10, 2018.

Leanna Begley ‘14 married Jesse Etheridge on Nov. 17, 2017

Haley Cook ‘18 Overbay is employed at Appalachian Regional Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She is also pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing at Carson Newman University and married Dalton Overbay in July 2018.

Nicole Bernard Garner ‘15 and husband Chad Garner welcomed son Luke Aaron Garner on March 5, 2018.

Dr. Justin Whitney, DMD ‘06 works as Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Louisville. Justin and wife, Galen Whitney, welcomed daughter Grace Whitney on November 24, 2017.

Kyle Edwards‘06 and Julie welcomed daughter Eleanor on December 24, 2018.

Nick and Shana Bowen ‘10 Wallace welcomed daughter Lola Brooke on November 23, 2018.


Christopher Weston ’11 and Kelsey Markham ’11 Pope welcomed their first child, Kennedy Grace on June 2, 2016.

Derek ’14 and Paige Hutchison ’12 Nickel welcomed their first child, Parker Anthony Nickel on June 6, 2016.

Noel Wilson ’14 and Adena Lucas ’16 were married on June 11, 2016. (PIC)

Jacqui Marie Nix ’02 Cunningham and her husband Josh welcomed their son, Gabriel Paul Cunningham on June 13, 2016.

Jared Barnes ’05 and wife Kim welcomed their son, Mason Ryder Barnes on June 14, 2016.

Tim ’05 and Kendra Leveridge ’06 Popplewell welcomed their daughter, Hayden Dean Popplewell on June 17, 2016.

Heather Franks ’15 married Gerald Gregory on June 18, 2016.

Zachary ’16 and Elisabeth Smith ’16 Madewell were married on June 18, 2016.

Tyler ’15 and Chelsea Hunter ’15 Welch were married on June 18, 2016.

Krista Lynn Burton ’10 graduated from the Chase School of Law.

Lindsey Wilson baseball standout Scott Sebald has signed a free agent contract with the Arizona League Rangers, a minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

Pathways Inc. announced Thursday that Shanalee Applegate ’14 will be the new Rowan County mental-health coordinator in the Morehead office.

Alex Pepper ’13 was married to his wife Kelsie on June 25, 2016. (PIC)

Grant Darnell ’13 is now the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the football program at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

Jimmy Harrison ’15 and Ashley Elizabeth Jeffries ’16 were married on July 2, 2016.

Gabrielle Brooke Harmon ’15 and her husband, Chad Downey were married on July 2, 2016.

Paul Pinson ’04 is employed with the Louisville Regional Airport as Public Safety Officer of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Technician.

Jasmine Hammond ’13 Humphress and her husband Adam welcomed their first child, Easton Hayes on July 25, 2016. Easton weighed 11.5 lbs and 21 ½ inches long. (PIC)

Cody Stagner ’08 is employed with The Rawlings Company as an auditor.

Ryan Whitlock ’14 married Jessica Wethington ’13 on September 10, 2016. (PIC)

Paul Novielli ’09 and his wife Elizabeth live in Lexington, KY. Paul is one of four Market Managers for DexMedia and covers the Kentucky and southern Ohio region. He has become the #1 revenue generator for the DexHub service company wide.

Mary Jeanne Rimmel-Barnes, mother of Houston Barnes, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017.

Amanda Lucas ’05 is the Director of Social Media and Digital Recruiting at Spalding University.

James "Sonny" Loy - ’62, age 76 years, passed away after a struggle with Alzheimer’s, on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Stefan Swecker ’11, with his wife Chelsea ’11, graduated in May from Western Carolina University as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Brittany and her husband Luke Stephens became the proud parents of their first child. Adri Mae Stephens was born on May 3, 2017.

Casey McGowan ’14 - On May 8, 2017, I earned my Juris Doctor with Honors from Emory University School of Law. This month, I will begin a two-year term as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Stuart ’04 and Leigh Ann ’05 Scott welcomed their third child to the family, Ean George Scott, in June 2016.

Brooke Spatol ’14- I graduated on the 21st of May with a Masters of Letters in Shakespeare & Performance, and have started my Masters of Fine Arts in the same concentration at Mary Baldwin University.

Trey Ball ’11 - Graduated with an MBA came from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY in May 2017. I am a Loan Officer for United Cumberland Bank

Jamison Ornella Rogers ’08 - has worked with the Social Security Administration for 8 years. Current position is a Claims Specialist. She is married and has two boys Jasper and Logan.

Lorran Hart Ferguson ’14- I graduated from University of Kentucky College of Law in spring of 2017 and then served as the Executive Editor of The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law. I currently work for Kentucky State Treasurer, Allison Ball.


Nia Madison Stallworth ’16 passed away on January 15, 2017.
Gerald Coomer ’73 passed away on September 26, 2016.
Jessica Marie Smith ’11 passed away October 2, 2016.
Bob R. Keith ’60 passed away on October 5, 2016.
Mary Edna Blaydes ’40 passed away July 29, 2016.
Travis P. Scott ’61 passed away August 4, 2016.
Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott ’65 passed away August 18, 2016.
Nancy Morris ’54 Wise passed away on June 12, 2016.
Kelly Burton, Sr. ’63 passed away on February 12, 2016.
Donnie N. "Preacher" Crenshaw Sr ’48 passed away on May 20, 2016.


Ruth Butler ‘42 passed away on Feb. 10, 2020.
Lela Helm ‘32 passed away on January 13, 2019.
Bernadin Shirley ‘47 Sullivan passed away on May 7, 2020.
Vanessa Hicks ‘10 passed away on March 23, 2020.
Lindsay Sharp ‘06 passed away on March 1, 2020.
Ruth Sewell ‘42 Butler passed away on February 10, 2020.
Morris Shepherd ‘53 passed away on January 18, 2020.
Ramona Wheeler ‘59 Barbee passed away on January 12, 2020.
Ashley Chaney ‘12 passed away on December 8, 2019.
Carrie Walker ‘41 Newber passed away on December 8, 2019.
Jean Webb ‘64 Scott passed away on December 8, 2019.
Wanda Farmer ‘47 Hill passed away on November 30, 2019.
Joyce Durham ‘61 passed away on November 13, 2019.
Robert Jackson ‘50 passed away on September 13, 2019.
William Marcum ‘89 passed away on September 8, 2019.
Ruby Reed ‘45 Keltner passed away on August 24, 2019.
David Kerr ‘61 passed away on August 11, 2019.
Karen Chelf ‘72 Fones passed away on July 28, 2019.
Pamela Estes ‘76 passed away on July 16, 2019.
Rita Johnson ‘83 passed away on July 14, 2019.
Jennifer Nickerson ‘88 passed away on June 27, 2019.
Bonnie Payton ‘56 passed away on June 15, 2019.
Joey Murphy ‘70 passed away on June 9, 2019.
Brenda Broughton ‘18 passed away on May 27, 2019.
Thomas Tucker ‘67 passed away on May 9, 2019.
Earlene Ingram ‘57 Queen passed away May 6, 2019.
Kaycee Burrough ‘12 passed away on April 12, 2019.
Julia Goodin ‘17 passed away on April 12, 2019.
Wanda Couch ‘88 passed away on April 1, 2019.
John Pierce ‘47 passed away on March 30, 2019.
Gregory Cain ‘01 passed away on March 21, 2019.
Sue Neathery ‘67 passed away on February 20, 2019.
Charles Greenma ‘48 passed away on February 16, 2019.
Carolyn Downs ‘52 passed away on January 23, 2019.
Samantha Sorrell ‘15 passed away on January 15, 2019.
Lela Witt ‘42 Helm passed away on January 13, 2019.
Catherine Marshall ‘49 passed away on January 13, 2019.
Nina Bradshaw ‘47 Adams passed away on January 7, 2019.
Betty Henson ‘50 Wheeler passed away on January 7, 2019.