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2021 LWC Homecoming


2021 Homecoming King and Queen

The LWC student body crowned the homecoming queen and king during halftime of the LWC football game at Parnell Family Stadium. On Saturday, Alix Castillo, right, of Richmond, Kentucky, was crowned queen, and Elijah Cross of Dowelltown, Tennessee, was crowned king. The LWC Blue Raiders set a new program record for consecutive wins securing its 15th straight over the Cumberland University Phoenix.


LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., crowns the 2021 Homecoming king and queen.

LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., crowns the 2021 Homecoming queen Alix Castillo from Richmond, Kentucky, at halftime on Saturday evening during the LWC homecoming football game at Parnell Family Stadium. Looking on is newly crowned king, Elijah Cross of Dowelltown, Tennessee.


LWC Singers concert at 2021 Homecoming.

More than 41 alumni of the LWC Singers program returned to campus for Lindsey Wilson’s 2021 Homecoming festivities. In addition to the reunion, the alumni took part in the LWC Singers Candlelight Ceremony: Signing of the Standards of Excellence -- an annual ceremony that introduces new members to the distinguished traditions and accomplishments of the LWC choral programs.


Karen Sue Pendleton ’60 Wilson received the Distinguished Alumna award for 2021

The Lindsey Wilson College National Alumni Association recognized four individuals as part of 2021 Homecoming. Karen Sue Pendleton ’60 Wilson, a Columbia native who now lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, received the Distinguished Alumna award. From left, Wilson and LWC Director of Alumni Relations Lafawn Nettles.
Garmoline Carpenter received the Honorary Alumna award for 2021

The Lindsey Wilson College National Alumni Association recognized four individuals as part of 2021 Homecoming. Garmoline Carpenter, a beloved LWC professor who served LWC from 1966 to 1990, received the Honorary Alumna award, posthumously. From left, Carpenter’s son, Dante and his daughter, Elise accept the award from LWC Director of Alumni Relations Lafawn Nettles and LWC President William T. Luckey.
Linda McKinley ’66 Grider received the Distinguished Service award for 2021

The Lindsey Wilson College National Alumni Association recognized four individuals as part of 2021 Homecoming. From left, former student body president Jakob Beckley ’20, Linda McKinley ’66 Grider, from Columbia, receives the Distinguished Service award from LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., and Director of Alumni Relations Lafawn Nettles.
Class of 2020, Waverly Williams

LWC added a special in-person, fall commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday morning, during 2021 Homecoming. Business administration graduate Waverly Williams of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, was happy to celebrate her graduation from LWC in-person -- with her family and friends present. The Class of 2020 returned to LWC after their final year was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been more than 16 months since they received their degrees. From left, criminal justice graduate Tyra Brown from Science Hill, Kentucky; Williams; and sustainability & energy applications and business administration graduate Chase Green from Park City, Kentucky.


Class of 2020, Waverly Williams

Human Services and counseling graduate Crystal Avila from Chicago, Illinois, traveled through the night for the Class of 2020 in-person commencement ceremony -- held Saturday morning at the campus quadrangle during Lindsey Wilson 2021 Homecoming. Avila, third from left, drove more than seven hours with her family to make it to the ceremony. The Class of 2020 returned to LWC after their final year was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been more than 16 months since they received their degrees.


Class of 2020 Commencement

From left, communication graduate Shelby Herchenrader of Louisville, Kentucky; human services and counseling graduate Gracie Kurtz from Brookesville, Kentucky; business administration graduate Molly Carnall of Louisville, Kentucky; and business administration graduate Jakob Beckley of Pleasureville, Kentucky, take part in a special in-person, fall commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday morning, during 2021 Homecoming. Looking on are Adair County natives, human services and counseling graduate Katie McGaha and education graduate Kellie McGaha.

The Class of 2020 returned to LWC after their final year was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been more than 16 months since they received their degrees. LWC held the ceremony on the campus quadrangle and adhered to COVID-19 safety protocols.


2021 LWC Homecoming, Fireworks on the Quad

The science and art of nursing was extolled Friday evening at Lindsey Wilson College as the latest cohort of nurses was accepted into the college's nursing program. The 26 students were part of the "Blessing and White Coat Ceremony," held Friday, October 1, in V.P. Henry Auditorium. The students received a white coat to symbolize their official entrance into the program after their hands were blessed by LWC Assistant Professor of Religion Curt Lee.

The BSN Pre Licensure Student Nurse Participants were, in alphabetical order: Alexis Abbott of Columbia; Jessie Bennett of Campbellsville, Kentucky; Shelby Bryant of Columbia; Alyssa Butler of Henderson, Kentucky; Cassia Cairell of Frankfort, Kentucky; Alexis Calhoun of Somerset, Kentucky; Chloe Clark of Columbia; Amber Curry of Jamestown, Kentucky; Chloe Decker of Campbellsville, Kentucky; Elizabeth Decker of Edmonton, Kentucky; Jaidyn Franklin of Glasgow, Kentucky; ; Aubrey Gorin of Greensburg, Kentucky; Autumn Graham of Magnolia, Kentucky; Jordan Hartig of Alexandria, Kentucky; Kimberly Janes of Russell Springs, Kentucky; Hannah Koch of Campbellsville, Kentucky; Dylan Mann of Columbia; Zoe McAninch of Campbellsville, Kentucky; Sean Smith of Columbia; Hailey Spagnoletti of Dunnville, Kentucky; Abby Stevens of Somerset, Kentucky; Aleigha Thacker of Somerset, Kentucky; Annabelle Walker of Louisville, Kentucky; Savannah Walker of Burkesville, Kentucky; Lanie Willis (not pictured) of Columbia; and Lindsey Wooldridge of Russell Springs, Kentucky.


2021 LWC Homecoming, Fireworks on the Quad

Lindsey Wilson’s 89th Homecoming started with a bang as LWC’s student government association lit up the night sky with a fireworks show. Students and guests gathered on the campus quadrangle to enjoy the display. LWC’s 2021 Homecoming celebration was held Oct. 1 and 2.


More for 2021 LWC Homecoming:

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  • Click here for photos of 2021 Homecoming at Game
  • Click here to see more photos for the Class of 2020 Commencement on the Quad Ceremony
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