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LWC Fall 2021 Commencement Celebration


Darlene Vaughn

The first half of the Class of 2022 move the tassels of their mortarboards from right to left to symbolically represent their graduation from Lindsey Wilson College during the college's 114th commencement ceremony in Biggers Sports Center. The 118-year old college conferred 409 graduate and undergraduate degrees on Saturday, Dec. 18.


Seven new members were inducted into Golden Alumni

Lucy Namulemo from Kampala, Uganda is the first international student to be awarded a degree from LWC's doctorate of philosophy in counselor education & supervision program. The College awarded 12 doctorate degrees on Saturday, the largest graduating class of CES students since its inception in 2014.


Bunny Parnell

Hannah Coyt from Bowling Green, Kentucky, leads a row of CES graduates to the LWC commencement stage in Biggers Sports Center on Saturday morning during LWC's 114th commencement ceremony. Coyt earned her doctorate degree in 2020 but her in-person recognition was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. LWC awarded 12 doctorate degrees on Saturday, the program's largest graduating class since its inception in 2014.


Cameron Dukes

LWC graduate student quarterback Cameron Dukes from Shepherdsville, Kentucky, stands proudly after receiving his master of business administration degree from LWC during the College's winter commencement ceremony on Saturday. Dukes just completed a storied career at LWC that included two consecutive appearances in the NAIA football championship semifinals. He led the Blue Raiders to the program's first NAIA National Championship, a Mid-South Conference divisional title, and an undefeated season. Dukes is a three-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a four-time Academic All Mid-South Conference performer. He was named the NAIA Academic Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was one of only 13 young men named as a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy - considered the academic Heisman for all divisions of college football.


Makayla Smith

Bonner Scholar and human services and counseling graduate Makayla Smith from Columbia, Kentucky stands with LWC Bonner Coordinator Kisha Burton, left, and LWC Director of Civic Engagement and Student Leadership and Director of the Bonner Scholars Natalie Vickous before the start of Lindsey Wilson's winter commencement ceremony. The 118-year old liberal arts college conferred 409 graduate and undergraduate degrees on Saturday, Dec. 18


MSTM Graduates

LWC master of science in technology management graduates Karan Motwani, left, from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Rupak Balami from Newton, Iowa, celebrate after receiving their master's degrees at LWC's winter commencement ceremony on Saturday. The pair traveled more than 2,000 miles, collectively, to take part in the festivities. This was the first cohort to graduate from LWC's MSTM program.


More from the LWC Fall 2021 Commencement Celebration:

  • Click here to view and download Class of 2021 diploma presentation photos for free.
  • Click here to read about 409 Degrees at Winter Commencement.