Alumni to be honored at LWC homecoming

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By The Staff

The Lindsey Wilson College National Alumni Association will honor four alumni - including a Campbellsville man - when the college's celebrates its 77th Alumni Homecoming Weekend on Nov. 7-8.

The four alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Homecoming Banquet at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 8 in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center.

Also on Saturday will be the annual homecoming parade; a golden reunion for the classes of 1957-1959; and reunions for the classes of 1962-1964, 1967-1969, 1977-1979, 1987-1989 and 1997-1999.

The weekend also includes the eighth-annual Morris Shepherd Ping Pong Tournament on Nov. 7; the Running with the Blue Raiders run/walk on Nov. 8; and basketball games all day on Nov. 8. The 2008 LWC Homecoming king and queen will be crowned on Nov. 8 between LWC women's and men's basketball games, around 4:30 p.m. ET in Biggers Sports Center.

In addition to the 5,000-kilometer run/walk, the college will once again offer "Family Fun Time at the Quadrangle" on Saturday.

"We are extremely excited about Homecoming 2008 at Lindsey Wilson College," said Lindsey Wilson Director of Alumni Relations Randy Burns. "I can't wait to meet the Lindsey Wilson alumni who will return to 'the Hill' to visit with their classmates, friends and former professors and staff members."

Also during the weekend, the Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team will play two home games and the women's basketball team will play one game.

The women's basketball team will play Robert Morris (Ill.) College at 3 p.m. ET on Nov. 8. The men's basketball team will play Mid-Continent (Ky.) University at 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 7 and then Bluefield (Va.) College at 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 8. The 2008 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned between the women's and men's basketball games on Nov. 8.

The four Lindsey Wilson alumni to be honored at Saturday morning's banquet are:

- John Chowning of Campbellsville - A 1971 LWC graduate, Chowning will receive the Special Achievement Award for his service to higher education in Kentucky.

- Drew Burwash of Columbia - A 1994 LWC graduate, Burwash will receive the Young Alumnus Award for his success as an intercollegiate soccer coach, including the last six years as head coach of the LWC women's soccer program.

- Cecil W. Todd of Killeen, Texas - A 1959 LWC graduate, Todd will receive the Distinguished Service Award for more than 25 years as an educator and his service to the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association.

- Lynda Wilkerson of Columbia - A 1978 LWC graduate, Wilkerson will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award for her service in the mental-health profession.

"All four of these individuals epitomize the Lindsey Wilson spirit," Burns said. "They have made this college proud because they have distinguished themselves in their respective professions and served as role models to others."

Homecoming weekend activities get under way at 9 a.m. ET on Nov. 7 with the annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble, to be held at Pinewood Country Club in Columbia. Entrants who do not have a four-player team will be connected with other players to form a team.

For more information about Homecoming 2008, contact the Lindsey Wilson Alumni Office at alumni@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8400 or visit www.lindsey.edu/alumni.