2023 Homecoming Alumni Award Recipient

Charity Ferguson

Charity Ferguson '01 - Distinguished Service Award

It would be no exaggeration to say Charity Ferguson has changed thousands of lives. As a member of the LWC Admissions Office, she has spent more than two decades sharing the Lindsey Wilson mission with high school students all over southcentral Kentucky. Her earnest belief in the power of education guides countless students to LWC year after year.

A native of Greensburg, Kentucky, and a self-proclaimed “farm girl,” Ferguson credits her time as an LWC student as the most transformational period of her life. In her sophomore year, she was named the returning John B. Begley Scholar, which is the college's most prestigious scholarship. Some of her fondest memories as an undergraduate student are those spent traveling internationally with the LWC Singers and her experiences as a Begley Scholar.

Upon graduation in 2001, Ferguson immediately joined LWC’s Admissions Office. As a regular conference presenter, she is a respected professional in the college and university admissions community. She has served on numerous leadership boards and committees, including the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling (KYACAC), the Kentucky Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO), and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). She has also served as chair of the annual admissions workshop in Jabez, Kentucky, that teaches new admissions counselors from all Kentucky colleges and universities across the state.

Ferguson earned a master’s degree in communication from Western Kentucky University in 2003 and was named LWC Director of Admissions in 2006. She makes her home in Green County and serves as the board coordinator for the Green County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) – a community group dedicated to the awareness and early intervention of alcohol and drug addiction. She is an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she enjoys taking part in outreach programs. She is married to Ben Ferguson and they have two children: a daughter, Ana Kae, and a son, Emmett.

Awards will be presented at the
2023 National Alumni Association Awards Celebration,
11 a.m. CT, Saturday, Sept. 30 in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.