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Lindsey Wilson to celebrate Homecoming October 20-21, 2006

Four Adair Countians, Dr. Phil Aaron, Dr. Julia Goodin, Morris Grubbs, and Paul Peck will receive special honors from the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association. Class of 956 will have Golden Celebration. Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen between soccer games in Lindsey Park will be a first. Hourly schedule at end of article. Photo accompanies.

By Duane Bonifer
Director of Public Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College

Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY, will celebrate its Homecoming Weekend on October 20-21, 2006.

During the two-day celebration, the college will honor four alumni for their professional accomplishments, crown a king and queen, and hold several special events for alumni and friends.

A golden celebration will be held for members of the Class of 1956, who are celebrating their 50-year reunion. Reunions will also be held for former homecoming queens and kings, and also for members of the 1960-61 and 1965-66 men's basketball teams.

Other special events this year include a golf scramble, sweetheart breakfast, and family fun time in the Campus Quadrangle.

This is always such a special weekend at the college," said Lindsey Wilson National Alumni President Ben Burr, a 1964 LWC alumnus and a resident of Bardstown, Ky. "Homecoming is a wonderful weekend of fellowship, a celebration of our college's growth and our alumni's accomplishments." Mr. Burr is the son of the late John and Dean Burr of Guthrie Street, Columbia, KY.

At the Alumni Homecoming Banquet, four alumni of the college will be honored by the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association:
  • Dr. Phil Aaron, a 1970 alumnus of Columbia, KY will receive the Distinguished Service Award for his work with Aaron Medical Center in Columbia, KY

  • Dr. Julia Goodin, a 1977 alumna of Des Moines, Iowa, will receive the Special Achievement Award for her work as chief state medical examiner of Iowa. Dr. Goodin is the daughter of Jack and Geneva Goodin the Purdy-Little Cake area of Adair County

  • Morris Grubbs, a 1981 alumnus of Columbia, KY, will receive the Young Alumnus Award for his service as Lindsey Wilson associate professor of English and service to Kentucky in the area of arts and the humanities

  • and Paul Peck, a 1975 alumnus of Columbia, KY, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his six years of service as LWC men's basketball coach.
This year's homecoming will once again feature family fun time in the Campus Quadrangle, which includes family games and activities such as face-painting, caricature drawings and inflatables. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be for sale. (Cost for lunch is $3.50 for adults; free for children under 12 years old.)

"This is a very popular event for not just alumni with small children but also for members of the community," Burr said. "The Campus Quad is a great place for a family to spend a few hours outside on a fall day."

The weekend's events begin on Friday, Oct. 20, with a golf scramble and the Sixth-Annual Morris Shepherd '53 Ping-Pong Tournament.

Saturday will include the annual homecoming parade through Columbia. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. CDT at the top of Lindsey Wilson Hill, wind around the Columbia Square, then travel down Jamestown Street. The parade will include floats by Lindsey Wilson student groups, local civic and government leaders and Lindsey Wilson alumni from across the college's history. The grand marshal will be Elizabeth Whitfield of Bowling Green, Ky. An Adair County native, Whitfield is a 1949 Lindsey Wilson graduate and a trustee emeritus.

The Lindsey Wilson homecoming king and queen will be crowned between the women's and men's soccer games against Auburn University-Montgomery on Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Wilson Park. This will mark the first time in the college's history that the king and queen have been crowned between soccer games.

(All times Central)

Friday, October 20, 2006

  • 8:30 a.m. Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble at Pinewood Country Club, Columbia

  • 4 p.m. Sixth-Annual Morris Shepherd Ping Pong Tournamente at Cralle Student Union Building

  • 6 p.m. Alumni Basketball Gamee at Biggers Sports Center

  • 7 p.m. Class of 1960-61 Basketball Reunione at Cralle SUB

  • 7 p.m. Class of 1965-66 Basketball Reunion (featuring former Coach Don Green)e at Cralle SUB

  • 7 p.m. Alumni Soccer Matchese at Lindsey Wilson Park

  • 8:30 p.m. President's Homecoming Receptione at President's Home

  • 9:15 p.m. Bonfire in the Valleye Behind W.W. Slider Humanities Center

Saturday, October 21, 2006
  • 8 a.m. Reunions Former Homecoming Kings and Queens & Sweetheart Breakfast in Cranmer Dining & Conference Center; Class of 1956 Golden Reunion, President's Home

  • 10:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade on Lindsey Wilson Hill

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Family Fun Time in the Campus Quadrangle

  • 1 & 3 p.m. Women's & Men's Soccer Doubleheader at Lindsey Wilson Park

  • 6 p.m. Alumni Homecoming Banquet in Cranmer Dining & Conference Center

For more information about Homecoming 2006, contact the Lindsey Wilson Alumni Office at or (270) 384-8400 or go to LWC Alumni

This story was posted on 2006-09-30 05:59:55
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