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Lindsey Wilson College's Homecoming 2016
Eight honored, royalty crowned, and a victory bell tower dedicated at Lindsey Wilson Colleges 84th Homecoming weekend
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By Travis Smith
Six alumni and two longtime friends of the college were honored at Lindsey Wilson College's 85th homecoming weekend, on Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2016.
The weekend also included two academic ceremonies, two milestone athletic reunions and a two dedication ceremonies.
Thanks to money raised by members of the class of 2016, the college's plant operations built a victory bell tower that now holds a historic bell near the campus quadrangle. The bell, which had once been used to signify sports victories and other important campus events, had not been rung in over 40 years until the dedication ceremony on Friday.
At the Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday morning, two alumni were inducted into the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame and six individuals were honored by the LWC National Alumni Association.
The two new members inducted into the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame were: former cyclists Jeni South-Huff of the Class of 2004 and Joe Haley of the Class of 2002.
Also on Saturday, the LWC National Alumni Association honored two longtime friends and four alumni of the college. The two longtime friends were:
On Wednesday, the LWC community dedicated the Fouser Sustainability Lab in the Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center. The lab was named after Charles and Nancy Fouser, owner's of Fouser Environmental, because of their longtime support of the college. The Fousers attended Lindsey Wilson and graduated in 1962. Nancy was a member of the LWC training school.
"Lindsey Wilson has always been dear to my heart and so has the environment," said Nancy Fouser at the dedication ceremony. "I'm tickled to death the college has started a sustainability program and what little bit I can contribute -- I'm honored to do it."
On Friday night, two of LWC's distinguished academic organizations held special ceremonies.
College's nursing program recognized 25 students
The college's nursing program recognized 25 students at its annual blessing and white coat ceremony. The ceremony prepared the students - sophomores who are in their first year of LWC's bachelor of science nursing program - to symbolically enter their profession.
Lindsey Wilson Singers hold annual Standards of Excellence Ceremony
Later in the evening, the Lindsey Wilson Singers held their annual "Standards of Excellence Ceremony" in W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall. The hourlong ceremony included scripture readings, reflections on the year's theme, prayers and singing. Each member of of the choral ensemble signed their name to the group's Standards of Excellence, pledging to maintain the group's high level of performance, academic excellence and live a life of integrity.
In addition to performing at the college's major events, the Lindsey Wilson Singers also give several public concerts during the school year and take a spring tour to a U.S. region where they perform at churches and become involved in community service.
Two athletic programs celebrate milestone anniversaries with reunions
On Saturday, The college's cycling alumni celebrated the 20-year anniversary of cycling as an intercollegiate sport at Lindsey Wilson College with more than 50 former cyclists in attendance. Later in the day, the baseball team gathered at Egnew Field in Lindsey Wilson Sports Park for their 35th anniversary. Six alumni of the first 1981 baseball team reunited with their former coach Bob Thrasher. More than 40 baseball players attended the reunion.
Homecoming King and Queen crowned at halftime of football game
During halftime of the LWC-Union College football game on Saturday evening at Blue Raider Stadium, the 2016 homecoming king and queen were crowned by LWC President, William T. Luckey Jr. Based on a popular vote of the student body, Airada Damdee of Elizabethtown, KY, who represented the international club, was crowned queen and Kamil Malone of Nashville, TN, who represented the Student Government Association, was crowned king.
This story was posted on 2016-10-05 12:26:02
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Welcome Back, Lindsey Wilson College Students!!!
Columbia/Adair County has missed you. You've come home to a warm, welcoming community for your Fall Semester. The community wishes you the greatest Success. We hope you'll find a college hometown as wonderful as the one you left. (Suggestion homework this weekend recommended by JIM: Encore Classic: Gordon Crump - 'How I discovered Columbia . . . ')
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