LWC Awards 407 Degrees at Winter Commencement Ceremony
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 [12:40 PM]
Somerset Community College (Ky.) President Jo
Marshall delivers the commencement address to a packed Biggers
Sports Center on the A.P. White Campus of Lindsey Wilson College
during the college's 2016 Winter Commencement Ceremony. The college
awarded 407 degrees during the ceremony held on
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College
awarded 407 degrees on Saturday Dec.
10 at its 104th commencement
This was Lindsey Wilson's third largest winter class since
the college began holding winter commencement ceremonies, in
additional to spring ceremonies, in December 2004. LWC's largest
winter class was 418, which was graduated in 2013.
On Saturday, LWC awarded 237
undergraduate degrees and 170 graduate degrees.
During her commencement address, Somerset Community College
(Ky.) President Jo Marshall remarked on the graduates' progression
"You've had a wonderful start at Lindsey Wilson College,"
said Marshall. "But now you will move on to find your second
Marshall also reflected on the parallels of the graduates
and the Robert Frost poem, 'The Road Not Taken.'
"We all know the words of that Frost poem, 'two roads
diverged in a yellow wood'," said Marshall. "And I took the one
less traveled and that has made all the difference. We don't know
if Frost meant that as a good difference or a bad difference, but
it has made the difference for him. The roads that you face will
make the difference for you too. Think carefully, there's probably
advantages to going several different ways, but please don't forget
to believe in yourself because your family and your education
leaders have believed in you and they are betting on you. I am
betting on you."
After her commencement address, Marshall was awarded an
honorary doctorate from the college.
The college also bestowed posthumously an honorary doctorate
to Nancy Sinclair of Summersville, Kentucky.