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Lindsey Wilson to award 412 degrees at winter commencement

Number is just six below record of 418 in 2013. KCTC President Jay K. Box will deliver address.
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By Duane Bonifer, LWC Director of Public Relations

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College will award 412 degrees Dec. 12 at its 102nd commencement ceremony. The liberal arts college's 2015 winter commencement ceremony will be at 10amCT Saturday, December 12, in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive.

Kentucky Community and Technical College Chancellor Jay K. Box will deliver the winter commencement address. Box will also receive an honorary doctorate from the college.

LWC's 2015 winter commencement will be the second largest winter commencement in the college's 112-year history. LWC awarded a record 418 degrees at its 2013 winter commencement ceremony. This winter, LWC will award 238 undergraduate degrees and 174 graduate degrees. Following commencement ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association will hold a reception for graduates and guests in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive.

To accommodate the large crowd expected for winter commencement, the ceremony will be shown on closed-circuit television in the Norma & Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship, 402 Helen Flatt Drive. The ceremony will also be carried lived on DuoCounty Channel 2 and on via its Stretch channel -- Box became President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in July 2009, following seven years as KCTCS vice president of technology and as president/CEO of Hazard Community and Technical College.

As KCTCS vice president of technology, Box moved KCTCS's information technology agenda toward a more responsive, service-oriented model. While at Hazard CTC, Box assisted with the creation of the University Center for the Mountains, a central hub for providing access to four-year educational opportunities in southeast Kentucky; obtained funding for the Kentucky School of Craft in Hindman; and led efforts to create the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music and the Hazard Student Leadership Institute.

Before coming to Kentucky, Box was vice president of instruction at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. He earned an associate's degree from Howard (Texas) College, a bachelor's degree from Southwest Texas State University, a master's degree in education from Texas Tech University and a doctorate in educational administration, higher education/community college specialty from Baylor University.

For more information about LWC's 2015 winter commencement ceremony, contact the LWC Office of Alumni Relations at or 270-384-8400.

This story was posted on 2015-12-06 07:40:46
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Dr. Jay Box will deliver commencement address at LWC 12 Dec 2015

2015-12-06 - Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo from Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY.
Kentucky Community and Technical College President Jay K. Box will deliver the winter commencement address. Box will also receive an honorary doctorate from the college. Lindsey Wilson College's 102nd Commencement is at 10amCT, Saturday, December 12, 2015, in Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY. - Duane Bonifer

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