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Homecoming weekend at Lindsey Wilson College, 20-21 Oct 2017

College will celebrate 20th Anniversary of Begley Chapel, feature Inaugural Alumni Day of Service, Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, concluding with Homecoming Football Game on Saturday - and much more
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By Venus Popplewell, Director of Public Relations, LWC

COLUMBIA, KY - Six alumni of the college will be honored at Lindsey Wilson College's 86th homecoming weekend, to be held October 20-21, 2017 on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.

The weekend will also feature several reunions, including reunions of the college's wrestling and baseball alumni, the LWC Singers and a reunion for the faculty and alumni of the LWC communication program.

LWC will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the John B. Begley Chapel on Wednesday, October 18 at 10:45amCT. Chancellor and the sixth President of LWC, Dr. John B. Begley will speak at the celebration.

"It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since this beautiful building was dedicated in honor of our former president, Dr. John Begley," said LWC Director of Alumni Relations Randy Burns. "It is our honor for Dr. Begley to speak at this historic service. There is no doubt that it will be a special event for current students as well as for alumni of the last 20 years."

Homecoming will feature inaugural Alumni Day of Service

LWC 2017 Homecoming will also feature the inaugural Homecoming Alumni Day of Service, Saturday October 21, 2017 from 8am-10amCT at the LWC Bonner House, 203 Lindsey Wilson Street. Those participating will take part in small service projects which will include tying blankets for JOY Ministries Crisis Resource Center and creating supply kits for Operation Christmas Child.

"The Alumni Day of Service is a chance for alumni to reconnect with the spirit of service that is so central to our mission here at LWC." said Bonner Program Director Natalie Vickous. "I've had countless alumni tell me how much they miss the opportunities to serve they experienced during their time at Lindsey. Not only can alumni reconnect with how impactful service can be, but current students can serve alongside alumni and learn from the wisdom alums have to offer."

At the Alumni Awards & Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration, three alumni will be inducted into the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame and three individuals will be honored by the LWC National Alumni Association. The event will be held at 11amCT, Saturday, October 21, 2017, in the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, Ky.

"This is the centerpiece of the homecoming schedule each and every year," said Burns."We are so proud to honor each of these alumni for their love and support of Lindsey Wilson College, but also for the incredible success that they've had at going out and making a difference in the world."

The new members of the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame are:
- Former men's basketball players Cetric Anderson '05 and Scott Cook '06

- as well as former wrestler Charlie Pingleton '12, who will be inducted posthumously. Pingleton is the first wrestler to be inducted into the LWC Athletic Hall of Fame.
The three alumni to be honored by the LWC National Alumni Association are:
- Robert W. Flowers '70 of Columbia, KY, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award;

- Carrie Luker '67 Farris of Versailles, KY, will receive the Distinguished Service Award;

- Lori Riddle '02 Eberenz of Louisville, KY, will receive the Outstanding Young Alumna Award.
Fifth year for combined Alumni, Athletic awards ceremony

This will be the fifth year the LWC National Alumni Association and LWC Athletic Department have combined their annual awards ceremony.

The weekend will conclude with the LWC-Cumberland U. (Tn.) College football game. The game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT, at Blue Raider Stadium, 828 Russell Road.

For more information about LWC's 2017 homecoming weekend, October 20-21, 2017, contact Randy Burns at or 270-384-8400. Click here to register or to see the official schedule of events.

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LWC to celebrate 20th Year of Begley Chapel Wed 18 Oct 2017

2017-10-17 - Begley Chapel, 302 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Venus Popplewell, Director of Public Relations.
A special chapel service to mark the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the iconic John B. Begley Chapel, 302 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY, will take place Wednesday, October 18 at 10:45amCT on the lawn (weather permitting) next to the L.R. McDonald Administration Building, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street. The keynote speaker will be Dr. John B. Begley, the college's sixth president. President Begley led Lindsey Wilson from 1977 to 1997. He currently serves as the college's chancellor. For more information contact the LWC Office of alumni relations at or call 270-384-8400. - Venus Popplewell

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