Lindsey Wilson College's 85th Homecoming Weekend 2016
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2016 [11:03 AM]
LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. crowns Airada Damdee
of Elizabethtown, Ky. as the 2016 homecoming queen. Kamil Malone of
Nashville, Tenn., was named homecoming king.
Eight honored, royalty crowned, and a
victory bell tower dedicated at Lindsey Wilson College's 85th
COLUMBIA, KY - Six alumni and two longtime friends of the
college were honored at Lindsey Wilson College's 85th homecoming
weekend, on Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2016.
The weekend also included two academic ceremonies, two milestone
athletic reunions and a two dedication ceremonies.
Thanks to money raised by members of the class of 2016, the
college's plant operations built a victory bell tower that now
holds a historic bell near the campus quadrangle. The bell, which
had once been used to signify sports victories and other important
campus events, had not been rung in over 40 years until the
dedication ceremony on Friday.
At the Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame
Celebration on Saturday morning, two alumni were inducted
into the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame and six individuals were honored
by the LWC National Alumni Association.
The two new members inducted into the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame
were: former cyclists Jeni South-Huff of the Class of 2004 and Joe
Haley of the Class of 2002.
Also on Saturday, the LWC National Alumni Association honored
two longtime friends and four alumni of the college.
The two longtime friends were:
Komosa of Columbia, Ky., received the Honorary Alumna
• and Dr. Mohammad
Pourheydarian of Campbellsville, Ky., received the
Honorary Alumnus Award.
The four alumni:
• Dr. April
Richardson-Hatcher '02 of Lexington, Ky., was named
Outstanding Young Alumna
• Dr. S. Ross Martin '05, of
Oklahoma City, Okla., received the Outstanding Young Alumnus
• LWC Director of Civic
Engagement Amy Thompson-Wells '99 received the
Distinguished Service Award.
• and J. Paul Long
'75 of Stanford, Ky., received the Distinguished Alumnus
Sustainability lab named in honor of Charles and Nancy
On Wednesday, the LWC community dedicated the Fouser
Sustainability Lab in the Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science
Center. The lab was named in honor of Charles and Nancy Fouser,
owner's of Fouser Environmental, because of their longtime support
of the college. The Fousers attended Lindsey Wilson and graduated
in 1962. Nancy was a member of the LWC training school.
"Lindsey Wilson has always been dear to my heart and so has the
environment," said Nancy Fouser at the dedication ceremony. "I'm
tickled to death the college has started a sustainability program
and what little bit I can contribute -- I'm honored to do
On Friday night, two of LWC's distinguished academic
organizations held special ceremonies.
College's nursing program recognized 25 students
The college's nursing program recognized 25 students at its annual
blessing and white coat ceremony. The ceremony prepared the
students - sophomores who are in their first year of LWC's bachelor
of science nursing program - to symbolically enter their
Lindsey Wilson Singers hold annual Standards of Excellence
Later in the evening, the Lindsey Wilson Singers held their annual
"Standards of Excellence Ceremony" in W.W. Slider Humanities Center
Recital Hall. The hourlong ceremony included scripture readings,
reflections on the year's theme, prayers and singing. Each member
of of the choral ensemble signed their name to the group's
Standards of Excellence, pledging to maintain the group's high
level of performance, academic excellence and live a life of
In addition to performing at the college's major events, the
Lindsey Wilson Singers also give several public concerts during the
school year and take a spring tour to a U.S. region where they
perform at churches and become involved in community service.
Two athletic programs celebrate milestone anniversaries
On Saturday, The college's cycling alumni celebrated the 20-year
anniversary of cycling as an intercollegiate sport at Lindsey
Wilson College with more than 50 former cyclists in
attendance. Later in the day, the baseball team gathered at
Egnew Field in Lindsey Wilson Sports Park for their 35th
anniversary. Six alumni of the first 1981 baseball team reunited
with their former coach Bob Thrasher. More than 40 baseball players
attended the reunion.
Homecoming King and Queen crowned at halftime of football
During halftime of the LWC-Union College football game on
Saturday evening at Blue Raider Stadium, the 2016 homecoming
king and queen were crowned by LWC President, William T. Luckey Jr.
Based on a popular vote of the student body, Airada Damdee of
Elizabethtown, Ky., who represented the international club, was
crowned queen and Kamil Malone of Nashville, Tenn., who represented
the Student Government Association, was crowned king.
here to see pictures of
the homecoming awards ceremony.
here to see pictures of the crowning of
the king and queen.
here to see pictures from the 20th
anniversary cycling reunion.
here to see pictures of the Charles and
Nancy Fouser Sustainability Lab dedication
here to see pictures of
the victory bell tower dedication
here to see pictures of
the homecoming football game vs. Union (Ky.)