LWC to Hold 2016 Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 10
Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 [1:24 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College will award 407 degrees
Dec. 10 at its 104th commencement ceremony.
The liberal arts college's 2016 winter commencement ceremony
will be at 10 a.m. CT Saturday, Dec. 10, in Biggers Sports Center,
360 Spickard Drive.
Somerset Community College (Ky.) President Jo Marshall will
deliver the winter commencement address.
Marshall will receive an honorary doctorate from Lindsey Wilson.
The college will also bestow a posthumous honorary doctorate to
Nancy Sinclair of Summersville, Ky., who served LWC for nearly 30
This will be Lindsey Wilson's third largest winter class since
the college began the ceremony in December 2004. LWC's largest
winter class was 418, which was graduated in 2013. This winter, LWC
will award 237 undergraduate degrees and 170 graduate degrees.
Dr. Jo Marshall has served the Kentucky Community &
Technical College System for 16 years. Under her leadership,
Somerset Community College has been recognized as a "Great College
to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ten times
named one of the "Best Places to Work in Kentucky." Dr. Marshall
was named 2011 Business Woman of the Year by the Somerset-Pulaski
County Chamber of Commerce. She serves a number of community
organizations promoting the arts, health and community
An advocate for leadership development, Dr. Marshall spends time
teaching and developing programs with an emphasis on leadership. In
2013, the Marshall Leadership award was established in her honor by
the Phi Theta Kappa organization.
Dr. Marshall earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from the
University of Alabama and a doctorate in American Literature and
Administration of Higher Education through a combined study from
Samford University, University of London and University of
Nancy Sinclair, who passed away on Nov. 20, served three Lindsey
Wilson College presidents during her nearly 30 years at the
college. She spent all but three of her first 24 years at LWC in
the Development office. Sinclair knew almost all of the college's
donors as well as their family members. Sinclair worked behind the
scenes on numerous events including homecoming, Founders' Day, the
Fall Trustee Luncheon and commencement ceremonies. In 2011, she
became the executive assistant to President William T. Luckey
"Nancy Sinclair was a living example of the Lindsey Wilson
mission," Luckey said. "She embodied the Lindsey Wilson mission
because she always put students at the center of her work, and she
constantly looked for ways to lift up our students. She was one of
those rare people who made everyone around her better. In so many
ways, she was the conscience of this college."
Following the commencement ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson National
Alumni Association will hold a reception for graduates and guests
in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen
To accommodate the large crowd expected for winter commencement,
the ceremony will be shown on closed-circuit television in the
Norma & Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship, 402 Helen Flatt
Drive. The ceremony will also be carried lived on DuoCounty Channel
2 and on lindsey.edu via its Stretch
For more information about LWC's 2016 winter commencement
ceremony, contact the LWC Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-384-8400.