Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
On This Site
or Click Here
LWC: Spring 2021 Commencement, in-person and remote options
By Venus Popplewell
One year after the COVID-19 pandemic altered the life of people around the world, Lindsey Wilson College announced a plan for spring 2021 commencement that will move the college one step closer to normal operations: a commencement that includes options for in-person and remote celebration.
"Commencement is one of the greatest days of the year at Lindsey Wilson College," said LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. "None of us could have imagined over a year ago the challenges and obstacles our student body would endure as a result of this virus. The class of 2021 deserves to be properly recognized for their perseverance and resilience."
The decision comes after a majority of members from the Class of 2021 voiced their desire to have an in-person celebration.
The current plan will include four ceremonies: three in-person ceremonies to be held on Friday, May 7 through Saturday, May 8, rain or shine, at Blue Raider Stadium, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY. Students are assigned to their ceremony based on their major. Graduates who prefer to not commence in-person were given the option to be included in one pre-recorded virtual ceremony which will be delivered via the college's website and social media services.
All in-person ceremonies will be live-streamed for guests who cannot attend.
The live stream link will be available at bit.ly/lwcstream (portal.stretchinternet.com/lwcadmin). The streaming service will begin five minutes prior to the event.
Commencing at 9amCT, on Friday, May 7, in Blue Raider Stadium are undergraduate main campus students from the LWC Schools of Professional Counseling, and Business & Communication. Following that ceremony, undergraduates from the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics & Sciences will commence at 11:30amCT.
Commencing at 10amCT, on Saturday, May 8, are graduates from LWC's extended programs, master's-level programs, as well as graduates who attended LWC exclusively through online format.
The parking lot will open 90 minutes prior to the assigned ceremony and the stadium opens 60 minutes in advance.
The in-person ceremonies will continue to follow the state recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Attendance is limited with each graduate receiving four pre-registered tickets for guests. The three, separate ceremonies will ensure a safer, smaller crowd attendance. Official ceremony programs will be mailed to the graduate's permanent residence. LWC's registrar's office notified students of their assigned ceremony and provided further instruction by letter to their official LWC email accounts.
The pre-recorded virtual ceremony can be accessed at www.lindsey.edu/commencement at 10amCT, on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
"Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than to celebrate the accomplishments of our students," said Luckey. "The last year has been an extraordinary test of our character and I am in complete awe of the resiliency in our students. The collective student body has taught us what it truly means to be a Blue Raider. It is my privilege to provide these options for our graduates and their families."
For more information about spring 2021 commencement, call LWC's registrar's office at 270-384-8025 or email email@example.com.
This story was posted on 2021-04-28 11:35:25
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic Lindsey Wilson College:
ISP Host Families enjoy MSC Tennis Championship
Jerry Holt's memory honored with tree planting
IMAGINE! Youth Theatre to return as an in-person camp in June
Incredible India celebrated at Lindsey Wilson College
TheatreFest! announces return to in-person (reduced seating) theatre
Dr. Allan Parnell: All in for LWC 2021
All-In for LWC 48-hour challenge begins on Tuesday, March 30
SCC and LWC Honors programs announce new partnership
Lindsey Wilson launches new DNP in Executive Leadership
Dr. Scott Dillery named to the 2019-20 MSC All-Faculty Team
View even more articles in topic Lindsey Wilson College
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.