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LWC’s Inaugural Multicultural Retreat 2022


Top 3 Contestants

From left: Lindsey Wilson College Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development Leon Ellison with LWC Assistant Professor of Psychology William Neace at the College’s inaugural Multicultural Retreat on Saturday, February 26. Ellison provided the keynote address. More than 50 individuals attended the retreat that was held in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship.


2020 Lindsey Idol Hosts

LWC’s Women’s Resident Director Catherine Wibbels who serves as an advisor to the Black Student Union, left, and Louisville, senior and BSU Treasurer Don Trowell prepare the complimentary lunch for attendees at LWC’s inaugural Multicultural Retreat on February 26. Dubbed “Breaking Down Barriers,” more than 50 members of the LWC community attended the retreat that included icebreakers, special presentations, an open forum and breakout sessions allowing participants to talk openly and ask questions about race, equity, inclusion, discrimination and systemic cultural beliefs.


Nicholas Miniard of Russell Springs, Ky.

LWC’s Black Student Union held its first-ever Multicultural Retreat on Saturday, February 26. Dubbed “Breaking Down Barriers,” more than 50 members of the LWC community attended the retreat that included icebreakers, special presentations, an open forum and breakout sessions allowing participants to talk openly and ask questions about race, equity, inclusion, discrimination and systemic cultural beliefs.


Final five finalists

“We used to say our nation was a melting pot. …But a melting pot means everyone has to melt together to live together. That language has changed. We should be a salad bowl.” Lindsey Wilson College Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development Leon Ellison provided the keynote message for LWC’s inaugural Multicultural Retreat on Saturday, February 26.


Final five finalists

LWC Assistant Director of International Student Programs Anna Grace Peterson, far left, leads a group of international students in a talk about cultural awareness at LWC’s inaugural Multicultural Retreat on Saturday in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship.


Final five finalists

Recreation, tourism and sport management freshman Jbias Dawson from Springfield, Kentucky, left, and psychology sophomore Jerome Jones from Savannah, Georgia take part in the LWC’s first-ever Multicultural Retreat on Saturday, Feb. 26. Dubbed “Breaking Down Barriers” more than 50 members of the LWC community attended the retreat that included icebreakers, special presentations, an open forum and breakout sessions allowing participants to talk openly and ask questions about race, equity, inclusion, discrimination and systemic cultural beliefs.


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