Seven Recognized for a “Lifetime Commitment” at LWC’s 87th Homecoming Celebration
COLUMBIA, KY. -- Lindsey Wilson College Director of Alumni Relations Hannah Peck has early memories of growing up on the hill of LWC.
“Lindsey has been an integral part of my life since I was a young girl. Some of my earliest memories are found here on the hill,” said Peck at the college’s 2018 homecoming awards luncheon on Saturday. “...and now here I am today, all these years later, surrounded by people who know exactly what it means to be a part of the LWC family.”
LWC celebrated its 87th homecoming this weekend. Dubbed, “Come Home to the Hill,” the celebration included the LWC National Alumni Association awards ceremony and Athletic Hall of Fame inductions. The weekend also included several reunions, a fireworks show and pep rally, and the crowning of the 2018 homecoming king and queen at halftime of the Blue Raider football game.
At the Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration held on Saturday morning in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, two alumni and one longtime friend of the college were inducted into the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame and four individuals were honored by the LWC National Alumni Association.
The new members inducted into the 18th class of the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame were former coaches Mike Talley ’91 from Columbia, Ky., for baseball and Paul Peck ’75 from Columbia, Ky., for men’s basketball. Longtime LWC supporter Henry Baughman from Stanford, Ky., received the Athletic Achievement and Philanthropist Award.
Also on Saturday, the LWC National Alumni Association honored three alumni of the college and one friend:
Ann Grant ’75 Martin of Columbia, Ky., received the Distinguished Alumna Award;
Dan Antle ’71 of Columbia, Ky., received the Distinguished Service Award;
Columbia, Ky., native Andy Mann ’08 of Nashville, Tenn., received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; and
John Howery of Columbia, Ky., received the Honorary Alumnus Award.
“When I look at our honorees today I can’t help but to think of their longevity. The sustained relationship they’ve had for decades at this great college,” said William T. Luckey Jr. who just celebrated 20 years as president of LWC. “Congratulations to each of our honorees and thank you for a lifetime commitment to Lindsey Wilson College.”
LWC Nursing Program Recognizes 29 Students
The college's nursing program recognized 29 students at its annual blessing and white coat ceremony held during homecoming weekend. The ceremony prepared the students - sophomores who are in their first year of LWC's bachelor of science nursing program - to symbolically enter their profession.
Lindsey Wilson Singers hold annual Standards of Excellence Ceremony
On Friday evening, the Lindsey Wilson Singers held their annual "Standards of Excellence Ceremony" in the John B. Begley Chapel. The hour-long ceremony included scripture readings, reflections on the year's theme, prayers and singing. Each member of of the choral ensemble signed their name to the group's Standards of Excellence, pledging to maintain the group's high level of performance, academic excellence and live a life of integrity.
2018 Homecoming King and Queen crowned at halftime of football game
During halftime of the LWC-Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) game on Saturday afternoon at Blue Raider Stadium, the 2018 homecoming king and queen were crowned by LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. Based on a popular vote of the student body, senior Gabby Pyles of Campbellsville, Ky., who represented the Lindsey Wilson Singers, was crowned queen and junior Payton Veraldi of Dalton, Ga., who represented the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was crowned king.
MORE FROM LWC 2018 HOMECOMING:
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