Academic Excellence Recognized, Supporters Thanks at Founders' Day Events
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 [11:28 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College
community honored academic excellence, thanked its supporters and
heard from an American hero Thursday.
Honors convocation and the Founders' Day Dinner were held on the
college's A.P. White Campus, two annual events that recognize the
college's best, brightest and most generous.
At honors convocation, held in Biggers Sports Center, more than
two dozen LWC students and faculty members received academic awards
for their work in 2011-12 or throughout their undergraduate
The President's Award, given to the graduating senior who
exemplifies the LWC mission, was presented to Khyati
Patel of Fulton, Ky., who has been a two-term president of
the LWC Student Government Association.
At the annual Founders' Day Dinner in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining
& Conference Center, a near-record crowd of more than 390
supporters heard Sgt. Dakota Meyer of Columbia deliver the
Meyer urged the audience to take advantage of opportunities in
"Every day that we don't take advantage of our freedom and live
our lives to the fullest we are doing nothing less than disgracing
the guys who sacrificed their lives so that we could do that," said
Meyer, who received the Medal of Honor in September from President
Accountability is key to taking advantage of life's opportunities,
"You won't realize your full human potential" if not held
accountable, Meyer said. "True accountability demands that we work
above our ability to not be the weakest link. … It is my
driving passion to see all of us rise to a level of accountability
that ignites a fire in all of us as Americans, a fire that will
burn so bright that there is no mistaking that we are great
Lindsey Wilson's 2012 spring semester classes conclude Friday, May
4. Final examinations are May 7-11; spring commencement will be 10
a.m. CT on Saturday, May 12, in Biggers Sports Center.
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