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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:
  • Dr. Phil Aaron, a 1970 alumnus and Columbia native, received the Distinguished Service Award

  • Adair County native Dr. Julia Goodin, a 1977 alumna and current resident of Des Moines, Iowa, received the Special Achievement Award

  • Cumberland County, Ky., native Morris Grubbs, a 1981 alumnus and current resident of Columbia, received the Young Alumnus Award

  • and Russell County, Ky., native Paul Peck, a 1975 alumnus and current resident of Columbia, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Several reunions were also held over the weekend: the Class of 1956 celebrated their 50-year golden reunion; couples who met on campus gathered over Saturday morning breakfast; former homecoming queens were honored during Saturday's soccer games; and members of the 1960-61 and 1965-66 men's basketball teams met for a reunion on Friday night.

"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."


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2006 Lindsey Wilson Homecoming: Alta Garnett



2006-10-23 - Lindsey Hill, Columbia, KY - Photo Photo by Duane Bonifer.
Alta B. Garnett
LWC HOMECOMING PARADE 2006: Assistant to the President for Gift Development Kevin Thompson drives 1928 alumna Alta B. Garnett of Columbia during the parade.

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2006 LWC Homecoming: Dr. Phil Aaron Dr. Chuck Giles



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo by Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph. Dr. Phil Aaron, left, is presented the Distinguished Service Award by Dr. Charles Giles of Columbia. The presentation took place during the 2006 Lindsey Wilson College Homecoming, October 20-21, 2006.
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2006 Lindsey Wilson Homecoming: Amber Cannon



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo by Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
LWC HOMECOMING 2006: Amber Cannon of Bowling Green, KY, is crowned 2006 Homecoming queen by 2005 Homecoming Queen Victoria Fletcher of Glasgow, KY.

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2006 Lindsey Wilson Homecoming: President, Royalty



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson Park - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Lindsey Wilson Homecoming 2006 King Bruce Harris and Queen Amber Cannon pose with President William T. Luckey Jr. following the crowning ceremony on Lindsey Wilson Park. It was the first time a king and queen had been crowned on Lindsey Wilson Park.

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LWC Homecoming 2006: Senator McGaha, Dr. Julia Goodin



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Kentucky State Senator Vernie McGaha of Russell Springs, Ky. left, presents Dr. Julia C. Goodin, the daugher of Jack and Geneva Goodin of Little Cake Road, Columbia, KY, the Special Achievement Award.

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Lindsey Wilson Homecoming 2006: Morris Grubbs



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Hill, Columbia, KY - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Alumna Katie Smith of New Castle, KY, right, presents Morris Grubbs '81 the Young Alumni Award. Smith was one of Grubbs' students at Lindsey Wilson.

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Lindsey Wilson Homecoming 2006: Paul Peck



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
J. Paul Long Jr. of Stanford, KY, right, presents the Distinguished Alumni Award to his former Lindsey Wilson roommate, Paul Peck.

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Lindsey Wilson Homecoming 2006: Ben Burr, Dr. Luckey



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Lindsey Wilson College National Alumni Association President Ben Burr of the Class of 1964 right, is presented a special award from President William T. Luckey Jr. for his three terms of service. This year's homecoming marked Burr's last year as president of the national alumni association.

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LWC Homecoming 2006: 1960-61 Team, cheerleaders



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Members of the 1960-61 men's basketball team and cheerleading squad meet for a reunion Friday night in the Cralle Student Union Building. from left Doug Randygraft, Rollin McQueary '61, Keith Brown '60, Desda Taylor Grider '61, Phyllis Huffaker '60, Bob Rice ''61, Terry Huffaker '61 and Nelson Moore '60. The team won the Kentucky Junior College Conference Championship and finished fourth in the nation.

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2006 Lindsey Wilson Homecoming: 1965-66 Men's team



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Members of the 1965-66 men's basketball team meet for a team reunion in the Cralle Student Union Building on Friday night. From Charlie Rosenbaum '66, Douglas Willoughby '66, Jesse Flynn '65, Jerry Sheldon '65, Matt Thomas '65 and former Coach Don Green '52, sitting.

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2006 Lindsey Wilson Homecoming: Family Fun Time



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Julie Spinks of Columbia, KY holds her 2-year old daughter, Leiza, as she watches her oldest daughter, 6-year-old Susan, get a witch painted on her face by Lindsey Wilson College art education senior Ashley Green on Saturday afternoon during "Family Fun Time" on the Campus Quadrangle.

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2006 Lindsey Wilson Homecoming: 9/11 remembered



2006-10-24 - Lindsey Wilson College - Photo By Duane Bonifer. Lindsey Wilson College Photograph.
Lindsey Wilson College Instructor of Mathematics Rickie L. Williams pulls the Junior Class float with an antique tractor. The Junior Class' float in the Homecoming Parade was dedicated to the memory of those killed in 9/11 attacks.

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