A 1949 graduate of the college, Whitfield was one of the
first women to serve on the Lindsey Wilson Board of Trustees when
she joined board in 1981. She served on the board for almost three
decades until she became a trustee emeritus.
Born Aug. 4, 1928, Whitfield grew up in a house that
bordered the college's campus, and she knew all eight Lindsey
Whitfield also closely worked with the college's alumni
office. She led the effort to establish the college's first
full-time alumni director in the early 1990s.
Whitfield received an honorary doctorate from the college
2002 for her support of student scholarships and the college's
"All students have financial needs, but not every college
has a Dr. Elizabeth Lowe Whitfield," LWC Vice President for
Educational Outreach and Student Financial Services Denise Fudge said at the April 2011 ceremony
dedicating the Whitfield House. "Dr. Whitfield has been
instrumental in helping us to fulfill our mission. She is a special
Whitfield was known by hundreds of LWC students over the
years, especially because of the handwritten notes she sent them
throughout the school year.
Luckey called Whitfield "the college's greatest fan, our
most ardent supporter."
"Elizabeth Lowe Whitfield loves this college, and its
people unconditionally," Luckey said at the Whitfield House
dedication in April 2011. "It is her first thought when she wakes
up in the morning, and the last thought when she puts her head on
Whitfield is survived by her husband, Ken.
Visitation will be from 8:30-10 a.m. CT Saturday, Dec. 14, at
Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home, 901 Fairview Ave., Bowling
Green, with memorial services to follow.
Tributes to Whitfield ...
A giant at @LindseyWilson has
left us on this Earth. I will always remember Elizabeth Whitfield
for her love & kindness towards me at LWC