Featured Photo: The victory bell is rung for the first time in 40 years at the dedication ceremony on Friday afternoon. Alumna Mrs. Nancy Fouser ’62 gets help from class of 2016 alums Abigail Calhoun from Lexington, Ky., Emily Redmon from Columbia, Ky., and Brandon McDowell from Hebron, Ind. as Alex Janes of Fabco, Inc. and LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. look on. The victory bell tower was funded in part by gifts made by the Class of 2016.
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.
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:
• Evlyn Komosa of Columbia, Ky., received the Honorary Alumna Award
• and Dr. Mohammad Pourheydarian of Campbellsville, Ky., received the Honorary Alumnus Award.
The four alumni:
• Dr. April Richardson-Hatcher ’02 of Lexington, Ky., was named Outstanding Young Alumna
• Dr. S. Ross Martin ’05, of Oklahoma City, Okla., received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
• LWC Director of Civic Engagement Amy Thompson-Wells ’99 received the Distinguished Service Award.
• and J. Paul Long ’75 of Stanford, Ky., received the Distinguished Alumnus Award
Sustainability lab named in honor of Charles and Nancy Fouser
On Wednesday, the LWC community dedicated the Fouser Sustainability Lab in the Jim & Helen Lee Fugitte Science Center. The lab was named in honor of 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.
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, Tenn., who represented the Student Government Association, was crowned king.