Four Honored at LWC’s 92nd Homecoming Celebration

2023 award recipientsCOLUMBIA, KY. - I’m not calling you out, I’m calling you up. 

That was the message former Adair County EMT, Dr. Hannah Hayduk ’15 Morales delivered during her acceptance speech Saturday at the College's 92nd-annual National Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Celebration and Luncheon.

“I’d like to remind the young people here that you do not need to wait for recognition to act as a leader,” said Morales, a resident physician at the Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education's Laredo Family Medicine Program in Laredo, Texas. “You shouldn’t need a title to instill and utilize the qualities to build rapport and gain respect. A big part of that is also self-accountability. But if someone is holding you accountable it is because they know you are capable of more.”  

Morales from Laredo, Texas received the Outstanding Young Alumna award from the LWC National Alumni Association at the homecoming awards banquet on Saturday morning. Also receiving alumni awards were: Bill Straus ’69 from Lexington, Kentucky, who received the Distinguished Alumnus award; Charity Ferguson ’01 from Greensburg, Kentucky, who received the Distinguished Service award; and Dr. Jerry Westerfield from Russell Springs, Kentucky, who received the Honorary Alumnus award.

Other homecoming activities included the Homecoming Kickoff: Fireworks and Pep Rally; the 7th Annual Faculty and Staff Reunion and Picnic; the 19th Annual Annual Morris Shepherd Pingpong Tournament; the Second Annual Brady C. Button Memorial Golf Scramble; the Alumni Tailgate Zone sponsored by 93.5 WAIN; and the naming ceremony for the Dr. Scott Dillery Fall Frenzy Swimming Invitational. 

Dr. Scott Dillery Fall Frenzy Swimming Invitational Honors Late Professor

Prior to the start of Friday afternoon's session of the 11th Annual Dr. Scott Dillery Fall Frenzy, Lindsey Wilson Athletic Director Willis Pooler and Head Swim Coach Alicia Kemnitz presented the family of the late Dr. Scott Dillery with a plaque in recognition of Dillery's commitment and passion for the Blue Raider swimming program. Dillery, a former associate professor of mathematics at LWC, passed away from cancer in February.

Brady C. Button Memorial Golf Scramble

More than 50 family and friends participated in the 2nd Annual Brady C. Button Memorial Golf Scramble. Button was a 1998 LWC graduate and staff member who passed away from a battle with skin cancer in June of 2021. All proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit The Brady C. Button Endowed Scholarship and the LWC men's basketball program. 

Chafin Gives Message for Church College Day

Associate Professor of Music & Director of Choral Programs Gerald Chafin delivered the message on Wednesday during the annual Church College Celebration Day held in V.P. Henry Auditorium. LWC celebrates its connection to The United Methodist Church each year. Dr. Chafin also serves LWC as the Assistant to the President for Church Relations. 

LWC Board Chair Dr. Allan Parnell Is Honored at Sculpture Unveiling Ceremony

Adair County native and Louisville businessman Dr. Allan Parnell was honored on Saturday when the College unveiled a bronze sculpture honoring Parnell's tenure as the longest-serving chairman of the LWC Board of Trustees. The sculpture, cast in molten bronze, stands at the entrance of the Parnell Family Stadium in Lindsey Wilson Sports Park and is more than seven feet tall.

Diamond Bryant is Homecoming Queen and Isaac Duop is Homecoming King

On Saturday afternoon, the LWC student body crowned the homecoming queen and king during halftime of the LWC football game at Parnell Family Stadium. Diamond Bryant from Clarksville, Tennessee, was crowned queen, and Isaac Duop from South Sudan, was crowned king. The Lindsey Wilson football team was victorious on Homecoming weekend with a 49-21 win over Faulkner (Alabama) University.

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