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LWC To Celebrate Ten Seasons of LWC Football at 2019 Homecoming

Columbia, KY - Lindsey Wilson College will recognize a very special anniversary Sept. 12-15 during the college’s homecoming celebration festivities. 

The 116-year-old liberal arts college will celebrate ten seasons since the return of the LWC football program during the college’s 88th homecoming. LWC football returned to Lindsey Wilson in the fall of 2010 after a 75-year absence.

“We are excited about partnering this special weekend with football,” said LWC Director of Alumni Relations Hannah Peck. “The football team is held to a high standard of character and always represents the college well. Coach Oliver is not only coaching but teaching these young men how to behave as good citizens of the world. We are so proud of everything he has accomplished in a very short time.”  

The event packed weekend will also feature a reunion for current and former members of the football program, as well as reunions for the wrestling program, the Bonners Scholars program and a 50-year reunion for the Class of 1969. 

Six alumni and one longtime member of the LWC college faculty will be honored at the Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. CT in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center. The four individuals to be honored are: 

  • Valerie Murrell Adams ’90 of Columbia, Ky., will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award;
  • Chris Wells ’01 of Columbia, Ky., will receive the Distinguished Service Award;
  • Josh Conner ’04 of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., will receive the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award;
  • and Susan K. Minton of Columbia, Ky., will receive the Honorary Alumna Award. 

The new members of the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame are: Amy Lankford ’99 Jones of London, Ky., and Ronyeld Shirley '02 of Louisville, Ky., for women's basketball and Chris Lashley ’92 of Buckner, Ky., for baseball.

The week of events kicks-off on Thursday, Sept. 12 with LWC men's soccer taking on John Brown University at 2 p.m. CT and women’s soccer taking on Spring Arbor University at 7 p.m. CT. The matches will be held at  Walter S. Reuling Stadium. On Friday, the LWC Volleyball team plays Life University at 5 p.m. CT in Biggers Sports Center. 

The Alumni & Friends Homecoming 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday morning, Sept. 14, at the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 399 Williams St. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. CT, and the race starts at 8 a.m. CT.

WAIN FM will serve-up free hamburgers and hot dogs at the Alumni Tailgate Zone before the game on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. CT at Lindsey Wilson Sports Park - Egnew Park next to the football field.

The crowning of the 2019 LWC homecoming king and queen will be held at halftime of the football game between LWC and Faulkner University at Blue Raider Stadium, Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 820 Hanley Lane. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT. 

And an encore performance of Theatrefest! 2019 Summer Series' production of Black Comedy. The show begins at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 14 in V.P. Henry Auditorium. 

For more information about LWC's 2019 homecoming weekend, Sept. 12-15, contact the LWC Alumni Office at or 270-384-8400. A listing of events is available at 

For more about LWC Homecoming 2019:

  • Click here to view a full list of events, download a schedule and register for LWC Homecoming 2019.
  • Click here to read about Alumni Award Recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees.
  • Click here to go to the Lindsey Wilson College Alumni Homepage.