LWC WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2020 TO CAMPUS
Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2016 [9:06 PM]
COLUMBIA, KY. -- Incoming students at LWC were told to mark
their calendars for Saturday, May 9, 2020.
That is when members of the Lindsey Wilson College Class of 2020
are scheduled to graduate from the liberal arts college.
LWC President, William T. Luckey Jr., told the freshman class
Saturday afternoon at an opening ceremony in the Roberta D. Cranmer
Dining Center to make a habit of making good decisions throughout
their next four years at LWC, and throughout life.
"Life is so much easier when you make good decisions," said
Luckey, "In fact you made a great decision in deciding to attend
Lindsey Wilson College."
College officials will not know for a couple weeks the size of
this year's freshman class. But each and every student was
encouraged to treat the next four years as an Olympic event, to
never stop "training" for graduation day.
Luckey also encouraged the freshmen to take advantage of the
opportunities they receive over the next four years -- not unlike
the way he did 35 years ago when he left home for college in the
"I had a lot of fun. I played hard, but I also worked hard," he
said. "I took advantage of an incredible opportunity, and I'm
reminded of that every day of my life. The question is, will you do
the same? Will you take advantage of this opportunity before you
LWC Student Government Association President Hannah McCandless of
Elizabethtown, Ky., told the freshman to use this time to get out
of their comfort zone.
"Get involved. Join clubs, play sports, attend activities,
socialize, and try new things. Get out of your comfort zone," she
said. "Don't be afraid to ask for help, everyone here wants to see
you succeed. And as an institution, LWC can help you make your
dreams become reality."
Students began moving into residence halls early Saturday morning
-- an annual tradition that longtime LWC Dean of Students Chris
Schmidt said he always enjoys.
"Opening weekend is traditional. It's performed by colleges all
over the nation, but we try to make it special," Schmidt said. "For
many people, opening weekend marks a new beginning and a series of
new opportunities. It would be anti-climatic if we didn't make a
big deal out if it. ... It's not just a big deal to the students
but to the parents and grandparents. We have so many
first-generation college students here that it means a lot to
Freshman Deaziah Lowe of Louisville, KY has been itching to get on
campus for months, and says when she got here she was floored by
the positive atmosphere.
"I really love how everyone is so friendly," said Lowes, "Just how
ready everyone was to help us move in and how personable everyone
is shocking to me. So far everything's been better than I could
have imagined and I can't wait to start my next four years!"
- Mariah Stearns