Baughman Visiting Fellows Program to Highlight Health and Safety
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 [11:50 AM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Area residents will have
an opportunity to learn more about healthy living at a special
event on Oct. 29.
Lindsey Wilson College will inaugurate the Dr. Henry Baughman
Visiting Fellows Program with a pair of public talks by the
program's namesake on the A.P. White Campus. Baughman will
inaugurate the lecture program with a talk at 10 a.m. CT Oct. 29 in
the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship, and then another
talk at 7 p.m. CT Oct. 29 in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health
& Wellness Center. Both talks are free and open to the
The Baughman Visiting Fellows Program will annually invite a
scholar in the field of health, safety and wellness to give a
public talk and meet with students. Modeled on the prestigious
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, the Baughman Visiting
Fellows Program will enlighten area residents and LWC students
about critical life issues.
"The potential impact of the Baughman Visiting Fellows
Program on the lives of Lindsey Wilson students and the communities
in which they live is great," said LWC Vice President for Academic
Affairs Bettie Starr.
Baughman funded the fellows program with a $25,000 gift. In
addition to attracting a visiting scholar to LWC, the program will
support undergraduate research projects in the subjects of health,
safety and wellness.
Baughman, who is a retired Western Kentucky University
professor who taught health and safety, said he initiated the
program because he wants people to learn more about health and
"I hope people will become more health- and
safety-conscious," said Baughman, who lives in Smithfield, Ky. "I
also want to challenge people to come up with solutions to a lot of
the health and safety problems we face."
Baughman is a legend among Kentucky emergency medical
technologists. He helped start Western Kentucky University's
emergency medical technologist/training program, and he also shaped
some of Kentucky's regulations for emergency
Baughman is also a hall of fame tennis player. He has been an
active tennis player for more than 60 years, and he is a member of
the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame. LWC's tennis center is named in his
For more information about the inaugural Baughman
Visiting Fellows Program, contact the LWC Office of Academic
Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 384-8030.