Eight to be Honored Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at 85th Homecoming Weekend
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 [1:39 PM]
*Click here to watch the Alumni Awards
& Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration live at 11 a.m. CT on
Saturday, Oct. 1.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Six alumni and two longtime friends of
the college will be honored at Lindsey Wilson College's 85th
homecoming weekend, to be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
The weekend will also feature several reunions, including
reunions of the college's cycling and baseball alumni.
"We are looking forward to what we believe will be the
best Lindsey Wilson homecoming celebration ever," said LWC Director
of Alumni Relations Randy Burns. "We have programs and activities
planned that will appeal to a broad range of people."
This year's LWC homecoming will also feature a dedication
ceremony for the victory bell tower newly constructed on the campus
The original victory bell hung in the L.R. McDonald
Administration Building until the early 1970s and was rung after
each victory in basketball, the only sport at the time. The same
historic bell has been relocated to a 30-foot-tall tower at the
center of campus.
"Students would race back to campus to be the first to ring the
bell," said Burns. "We want the current students to decide the new
traditions for the victory bell. The alumni office and LWC
administration will work with student government to make that
At the Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame
Celebration, two alumni will be inducted into the LWC Athletic Hall
of Fame and six individuals will be honored by the LWC National
Alumni Association. The event will be held at 11 a.m. CT Saturday,
Oct. 1, in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430
Helen Flatt Drive.
The new members of the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame are:
former cyclists Jeni South '04 Huff and
Joe Haley '02. Huff and Haley's inductions
coincide with the 20th anniversary of cycling as an intercollegiate
sport at LWC.
The LWC National Alumni Association will honor four
alumni and two longtime friends of LWC.
The four alumni:
* Dr. S. Ross Martin '05 of Oklahoma
City, Okla., will receive the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award;
* Dr. April Richardson-Hatcher
'02 of Lexington, Ky., will receive the Outstanding Young
* J. Paul Long '75 of Stanford, Ky.,
will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award;
• and Amy Thompson-Wells '99 of
Columbia, Ky., will receive the Distinguished Service Award for
almost two decades of service to LWC.
The two longtime friends:
* Longtime LWC supporter Evlyn Komosa of
Columbia, Ky., will be named an honorary alumna;
* and LWC Professor of Business Dr. Mohammad
Pourheydarian Campbellsville, Ky., who has been a member
of the LWC faculty since 1990, will be named an honorary
This will be the fourth year the LWC National Alumni Association
and LWC Athletic Department have combined their annual awards
"The addition of the athletics hall of fame inductions to the
homecoming program has been a natural fit. It has quickly become a
celebrated tradition the Lindsey Wilson community looks forward to
with a great amount of pride."
Another big part of homecoming weekend will be the 35th
anniversary celebration and reunion of LWC baseball program. The
festivities will include a home run derby on Saturday afternoon at
Egnew Park - Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 820 Hanley Lane.
The weekend will conclude with the LWC-Union (Ky.) College
football game -- which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CT at Blue Raider
Stadium, 828 Russell Road.
"It's always great to have everyone back on campus -- to
both see the incredible changes that have taken place as well as
catch up with old friends," Burns said. "This weekend will be a
wonderful celebration of old and new traditions, friends and
alumni, and the Blue Raider spirit."
For more information about LWC's 2016 homecoming weekend,
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, contact Burns at alumni@ lindsey.edu or
270-384-8400. Registration is available at www.lindsey.edu/alumni or click
here to see the official schedule of events.
HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF
10 a.m. - Dedication of the Fouser
Fugitte Science Center Room 329
In appreciation of the generosity of alumna Nancy Fouser
'62, and her late husband Charles '62, join us as we dedicate the
Fouser Sustainability Lab, the home of LWC's Sustainability and
Energy Applications Program. Be sure to visit
www.lindsey.edu/homecoming to find the time of the dedication
2:30 p.m. - College/Church Celebration
V.P. Henry Auditorium
This annual gathering of the campus
community is a worship service celebrating our historic
connection with the United Methodist Church and highlighting the
significance of faith-life at Lindsey Wilson College.
11 a.m. - Faculty/Staff Homecoming
Cookout & Reunion on the Quad
All current and former faculty/staff members, and the LWC
alumni family, are invited to come show our love and appreciation
to the dedicated employees who live out our mission "Every student,
Hosted by: LWC Alumni Council
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Homecoming
Administration Building Front Lawn
Register your attendance at Homecoming 2016 and get all
of the information needed for the weekend! Also, be sure to
register for door prizes to be given away at the Homecoming Reunion
Tailgate Tent on Saturday afternoon! Tickets to the Homecoming
football game can be purchased at the Welcome Tent for $5. (Tickets
at the gate cost $10.)
10:30 a.m. - Alumni College Session #1
We are thrilled to offer these life-long-learning
opportunities that will not only be educational, but we guarantee
they will also be fun! Be sure to check in at the Homecoming
Welcome Tent for the "LWC Alumni College" courses offered during
each time slot, as well as class location.
11:30 a.m. - Golden Alumni Luncheon
Robert D. Cranmer Dining &
Join other members of the LWC Golden Alumni Society
(Class of '66 and before) for a terrific time of fellowship and
conversation. Members of the class of 1967 are invited to attend as
a preview of your 50 year reunion to be held in May 2017.
1 p.m. - Dedication of the Victory Bell Tower at the
The LWC Class of 2016's Senior Gift Project resulted in
the largest senior gift in the history of Lindsey Wilson College.
With their support, we dedicate the newest addition to the AP
White Campus, connecting the students of today to the tradition of
the Victory Bell which rang at LWC over half a century ago.
1 - 4 p.m. - Lindsey Wilson
Homecoming Welcome Tent
If your family has a Lindsey Wilson legacy be sure to get
your LWC family members
together and stop by the Homecoming
Welcome Tent to pick up your free "LWC Legacy - It's a
Family Thing" t-shirts! To be considered an LWC Legacy, a student
or alum must have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who also
attended/attends LWC! Register for this event and
reserve your LWC Legacy t-shirts by contacting the LWC Alumni
1:30 p.m. - Alumni College Session #2
2 p.m. - 14th-Annual Morris Shepherd
Ping Pong Tournament
Cralle Student Union Building
Join other alumni and students in this
tournament hosted by Morris Shepherd '53.
2 p.m. - Inaugural Homecoming
Cralle Student Union BuildingJoin alumni Chris Estes and
Ricky Farmer as they host this double elimination tournament of
alumni and students to crown the LWC Homecoming Spades Champions
5:30 p.m. - Bonner Scholar Reunion
Wilkerson Bonner House
5:30 p.m. - BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Student Blessing
and White Coat
Ceremony in V.P. Henry Auditorium
Alumni of the nursing program are
invited back to campus to celebrate
with the next generation of Lindsey
Wilson nursing students.
6-8 p.m. - President's
Emily Hundley President's Home
The entire LWC Family is welcome and
encouraged to attend! Special guests:
2016 Homecoming Award Recipients and Athletic Hall of
6 p.m. - Blue Raiders Basketball Preview
Biggers Sports Center
Come meet the 2016-17 LWC Blue Raiders women's and men's
basketball teams! The women's squad takes the court for an inner
squad scrimmage at 6 p.m., followed by the men's team at 7 p.m.
7 p.m. - Men's Soccer vs.
Walter S. Reuling Stadium
It's the rivalry to end all rivalries! Come out and
support the best
men's soccer program in the country as we face off
against the Tigers.
8 p.m. - Blue Raider Alumni
Biggers Sports Center
Alumni from the men's and women's
program will lace them up for this fun-filled,
action-packed alumni game to see who still has what it
9:30 p.m. - Homecoming Pep Rally!
Join the LWC football team, cheerleaders, Blue Raider
and Blue Raider Bob for a Homecoming pep rally, complete
with s'mores and hot chocolate.
7:30 a.m. - LWC Cycling
Reunion Road Ride
Holloway Health and Wellness Center
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the cycling
program, the LWC cycling family is inviting former cyclists,
friends of the
program, community members and family to participate in a
group ride event leaving at 7:30 a.m. There will be two
Sponsored by: Campus Recreation
8 - 11 a.m. - Homecoming Registration
Robert D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center
9 a.m. - LWC Natural Garden and
Community Garden Tours
Join LWC Botany professor Dr. Michael Bosela for a tour
of the LWC Natural Garden which features countless varieties of
plants and flowers native to Kentucky. The Garden is located
at the bottom of the hill on the east end of Walter S. Reuling
Stadium (Soccer Field). Or visit the Community Garden,
located on the corner of West Guardian
and Monroe Streets in Columbia.
10 a.m. - Golden Alumni Society Reunion and Induction
(Classes of 1966 and before)
Hodge Center for Discipleship
If you attended LWC prior to 1967 and were not able to
attend your 50 year reunion, this event provides you the
officially be inducted into the Golden Alumni Society.
If you plan to attend, mark this
reunion group on your reservation form.
11 a.m. - 2016 Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining &
Sponsored by: TJ Health - Columbia
The LWC National Alumni Association invites you to its
85th-annual alumni awards
celebration. Join classmates and friends as we honor this
year's award recipients and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Cost: $14 per person, $25 per couple. Please
register in advance for this event if you plan to attend.
1 p.m. - LWC Baseball Reunion &
Home Run Derby
Egnew Park - Lindsey Wilson Sports Park
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Blue Raider
baseball and Coach Jonathan Burton invites all former LWC baseball
players to return as we recognize the inaugural 1981 squad and
celebrate the two most recent teams and their accomplishment of
back-to-back World Series appearances! Plus, we will see who can
still hit it out in an alumni Home Run Derby! The Home Run Derby
will begin at 2 p.m. followed by team recognitions.
2 p.m. - LWC Alumni Association
Rotary Board Room - Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and
All LWC alumni are invited to the meeting to learn how to
become involved with the LWC Alumni Council.
3 p.m. - LWC Cycling Reunion Cookout
LWC Cycling Park
Sponsored by: The Schmidt Family
Alumni, family and friends of the cycling program are
invited to this reunion cookout at the LWC Cycling Park under the
big tent. Come out, enjoy great food and cheer on the current
Blue Raider cyclists as they compete in gravity and endurance races
throughout the day.
4 p.m. - Homecoming Reunion Tent
Blue Raider Stadium
Modern Woodmen of America
Join us for a tailgate meal and meet up with old friends
at the Homecoming Reunion Tent! Cost: $3 per person (pay at the
tent), plus the first 500 receive a free gift. Register to
win one of our great door prizes courtesy of event sponsor.
6:30 p.m. - LWC Homecoming
Football Game vs. Union College
Blue Raider Stadium
Let's cheer on the Blue Raiders to a Homecoming
victory and see the King and Queen crowned during
Sunday, Oct. 2
11 a.m. - Homecoming Worship Service
Columbia United Methodist Church
The congregation of Columbia United Methodist Church
Lindsey Wilson family to join them in worship.
Special music will be performed by the Lindsey Wilson
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch
Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and
Conclude your Homecoming weekend with friends for brunch
o share memories of the weekend. (Pay at the door