Jayne Hopkins Named Student Activities Director
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 [4:33 PM]
LWC Student Activities Director Jayne Hopkins at the
July 24 EDGE orientation day for freshmen. Hopkins is responsible
for programming many of the extracurricular activities for LWC
undergraduate students, and she also supervises the Cralle Student
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Jayne Hopkins and her husband,
Brandon, got more than they counted on when they looked at Lindsey
The couple was initially drawn to Lindsey Wilson because
Bandon was interested in finding a school where he could finish his
college degree and also participate in a collegiate cycling
Brandon enrolled at the college, but Jayne also wound up at
Lindsey Wilson -- as the school's new student activities
As the college's student activities director, Hopkins is
responsible for programming many of the extracurricular activities
for Lindsey Wilson undergraduates. She also supervises the Cralle
Student Union Building, a hub of student activity.
Although she has only been at the college since early July,
Hopkins has already had a busy summer. She coordinated the
college's final two freshman orientation days of the summer, known
as EDGE days, and she's now planning for opening weekend
, Aug. 14-16.
A native of the Chicago area, Hopkins comes to Lindsey Wilson
from Raleigh, N.C., where she was an elementary school teacher who
specialized in teaching English as a second language.
Hopkins said she and her husband were attracted to Lindsey
Wilson because of the campus' atmosphere.
"We really enjoyed our visit to the campus because the people
were so friendly and we felt comfortable here," Jayne said.
The college's religious heritage and its openness to many
faiths was also "a huge strong point for us," Hopkins said.
Lindsey Wilson officials said they are glad Hopkins has joined
the college's student services program.
"We are excited to bring Jayne and her talents to Lindsey
Wilson, and we look forward to what she will bring to this office,"
said LWC Dean of Students Chris Schmidt.
Hopkins said she was interested in serving as Lindsey Wilson's
student activities director because she has a background in program
planning and she was eager to work with college-age students.
"This position gives me an opportunity to do something I love,
which is event planning," Hopkins said. "I especially look forward
to seeing the creativity of college-age students and listening to
Hopkins said that a strong student activities program
complements a college's academic programs.
"Student activities should enhance students' academic
experiences," Hopkins said. "One thing that has impressed me about
Lindsey Wilson is that it has a good balance between academic and
Hopkins has also been impressed by the college's mix of
international students. Last school year, the LWC student body had
more than 100 international students from more than 40
"I think it's really neat how Lindsey Wilson emphasizes
international diversity and exposes students to a lot of
diversity," she said.