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2006 LWC Homecoming: Dr. Luckey says alumni key to future
Dr. Phil Aaron, Dr. Julia Goodin, Morris Grubbs, and Paul Peck honored at Alumni Banquet
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By Duane Bonifer, Directory, Public Affairs, Lindsey Wilson College
Alumni support will be key for Lindsey Wilson College to maintain its momentum.
That's the message Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. delivered at the 75th-annual Alumni Homecoming Banquet, held Saturday night in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center.
"Your college is doing well," Luckey told more than 200 alumni and friends. "But I've always been a strong advocate that you don't have to be sick to get better. I believe that not only can we get better, but we must get better. And our alumni must help us get better if we are going to continue to build on the momentum that we have enjoyed over the last 30 years."
Also during homecoming weekend, four alumni were honored, a new king and queen were crowned, several reunions were celebrated, and the men's and women's soccer teams played Auburn University-Montgomery.
"You don't have to look far to see how far this college has come," outgoing Lindsey Wilson National Alumni President Ben Burr of the Class of 1964 said at the banquet. "We have the best college president in the country; a strong and dedicated board of trustees; a committed and enthusiastic alumni board, a faculty and staff that's passionate about this college's mission of serving 'every student, every day,' and we have you - a growing number of alumni who believe in this college and its mission."
Earlier in the day, students Bruce Harris and Amber Cannon were recognized as homecoming royalty during halftime of the Lindsey Wilson women's soccer game against Auburn University-Montgomery, played at Lindsey Wilson Park.
Harris, a biology junior from Bandana, Ky., was crowned king. Harris represented the Bonner Leaders on the homecoming court. The son of Bruce and Robbie Harris, he is a member of the Student Government Association, Bonner Leaders, Student League of Sciences and he serves as a resident assistant. He has received the United Methodist Merit Scholarship and has been named to Who's Who Among American College and University Students.
Cannon, a physical education and communication junior from Bowling Green, Ky., was crowned queen. She represented the junior class on the court. The daughter of Jeff and Sandy Cannon, she is a member of the Student Activities Board and cross country and track & field teams. She holds several of the school's track records.
At Saturday night's banquet, the Lindsey Wilson National Alumni Association recognized four distinguished alumni for accomplishments in their profession:
"As I've listened to some of your stories this weekend, you've told me about how you felt loved and cared for while you were here," Luckey said. "It's so inspiring to hear your stories about your "sweet mother,' Lindsey Wilson College. It reminds me of the beautiful mission of this place today and the wonderful heritage we've been given - your college, Lindsey Wilson, continues to do amazing things."
This story was posted on 2006-10-24 06:06:52
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