Largest Class in LWC History to be Capped Off May 11 at Spring Commencement
Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013 [6:57 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College
will graduate the second half of its largest class in college
history on May 11.
The liberal arts college will award 177 graduate and
undergraduate degrees at its spring ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m.
CT on Saturday, May 11, in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard
Drive. It will be LWC's 97th overall commencement ceremony.
Combined with the 381 degrees awarded in December at
winter commencement, this school year's 558 graduates make the
Class of 2013 the largest in LWC's 110-year history.
LWC awarded a total of 445 degrees in 2011-12, and a
decade ago it awarded 151 degrees.
"To have a 270 percent increase in graduates in 10 years
is pretty remarkable," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., who has been the
college's eighth president since 1998.
Luckey said this year's graduating class is "among the
brightest we've had since I became president." He noted that
several students are headed to medical schools in Kentucky,
pharmacy schools in Kentucky and neighboring states, and graduate
and professional schools throughout the region.
Also receiving an honorary doctorate from LWC will be
Carol Marra of Louisville, Ky., a longtime educator and 26-year
member of the LWC Board of Trustees.
Spring commencement week activities also include the
semi-annual "Midnight Breakfast," which was held Tuesday, May 7. On
Thursday, May 9, the LWC nursing program will hold a pinning
ceremony at 6 p.m CT in V.P. Henry Auditorium for its inaugural
group of graduates, and at 4 p.m. CT Friday, May 10, the School of
Professional Counseling will hold a pinning creemony for its
graduates in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship.
The Senior Banquet, sponsored by the LWC National Alumni
Association, will begin at 5 p.m. CT Friday, May 10, in Roberta D.
Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, and the annual
baccalaureate service will be held at 7 p.m. CT Friday, May 10, in
Biggers Sports Center.
Following Saturday's commencement, the Lindsey Wilson
National Alumni Association will host a reception for graduates and
their guests in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference
Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive.
For more information about LWC's 2013 spring
commencement, contact the LWC Alumni Office at email@example.com
or (270) 384-8400.
Watch It Live
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