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LWC Holds First-Ever Outdoor Commencement


Airius Phillips

Human services and counseling graduate Molly Stone from Madisonville, Kentucky was excited for her family to have the opportunity to see her walk across the stage to receive her degree. Stone, a center for LWC’s women’s basketball program, is a first-generation college graduate and her father traveled from Colorado to celebrate with her. LWC held its first-ever commencement ceremony outdoors to accommodate social distancing and safety guidelines.


Sharon Archey

Courtney Whittle from Columbia, Ky., and Diamond Brown from Somerset, Ky., pose for a photo before the start of LWC’s 113th commencement ceremony. For the first time in college history commencement exercises were held outdoors. The three ceremonies, held at Blue Raider Stadium, took place on the 50 yard line with folding chairs positioned six feet apart to comply with social distancing guidelines.


Felix Griego

LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., joins a socially-distanced photo with members of the women’s soccer program after the college’s first-ever outdoor commencement held at Blue Raider Stadium on Friday and Saturday mornings. From left, graduates Kim DeGroot from Bowling Green, Ky., Emma Lindell from Sweden and senior Maria Paula Espinoza Castillo from Costa Rica.


Madison Bryant

Human services and counseling graduate Brandon Reed elbow bumps President William T. Luckey Jr., in lieu of the handshake as he is recognized for his accomplishment during LWC's spring commencement. The ceremony Reed took part in was the college's first-ever outdoor commencement and was one of four separate ceremonies held over the course of three days in order to follow CDC social distancing guidelines for graduates and their families.


LWC’s Master of Education in Counseling & Human Development

Vice President of Academic Affairs Patricia Parrish and President William T. Luckey Jr. speak during Lindsey Wilson College's first-ever outdoor commencement ceremony at Blue Raider Stadium on Friday May 7. The ceremony was one of four separate ceremonies held over the course of three days in order to follow CDC social distancing guidelines for graduates and their families.


Livinus Uba

LWC Class of 2021 graduates celebrate their accomplishment at Blue Raider Stadium during the college's first-ever outdoor commencement ceremony last Friday. There were three separate outdoor ceremonies held at Blue Raider Stadium and one optional virtual ceremony in order to follow CDC social distancing guidelines. This was the liberal arts college’s 113th commencement ceremony.


Master of Business Administration cohort

Sidney Canada, a Christian ministries and human services & counseling graduate, and Felicia Self, a bachelor of science in nursing graduate, pose for a photo together immediately following Lindsey Wilson College’s Spring Commencement last Friday. The commencement ceremony at Blue Raider Stadium was the first in college history to be held outdoors.


Master of Business Administration cohort

On Sunday, members of LWC’s executive administration along with President Luckey held an impromptu commencement ceremony for the senior members of the Lindsey Wilson football program that had to miss the on-campus ceremony to prepare for an appearance in the NAIA national football championship finals. The ceremony was held at the site of the championship game in Grambling, LA.


For more about LWC 2021 Spring Commencement:

  • Click here to view and download scenes from Spring Commencement Ceremony 1 & 2.
  • Click here to view and download scenes from Spring Commencement Ceremony 3.
  • Click here to read about LWC Spring Commencement 2021.
  • Click here to go back to the Lindsey Wilson College Homepage.