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LWC holds largest trustee & endowed scholarship luncheon

By Travis Smith

COLUMBIA, KY - People who change lives were honored Friday, October 22, 2016, at Lindsey Wilson College's Trustee Appreciation & Endowed Scholarship Recognition Luncheon.

More than 370 guests attended the luncheon making it the largest trustee appreciation luncheon in college history. LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. told the more than 370 guests at the Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center how the college's endowed scholarships change lives and make Lindsey Wilson College a place that becomes 'medicine for the soul" during a time of negativity and stress in our country.

"Experts are telling us that many Americans are suffering from election depression," he said. "People are being bombarded with negative energy and there's been a dramatic increase in depression and anxiety. Well I'm here to tell you that a visit to Lindsey Wilson College and a visit with one of these precious students is just exactly what the doctor ordered."

Lucky also remarked at the many initiatives and successes LWC has been part of in the past few weeks. The LWC Singers trip to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bonner Scholars helping to feed individuals in New York City, the recent addition of the LWC Campus Kitchen project helping to bring warm meals to food insecure residents in Columbia, Ky. and the many successes in the college's athletic department were just a few of the items Luckey mentioned.

"I could talk all day about the exciting things that routinely happen at this incredible college," said Luckey. "And I hope you'll remember that the next time you're feeling down and depressed about the future of this country, you need to get in your car and travel to 210 Lindsey Wilson Street in Columbia, Kentucky. It's like taking medicine for the soul."

In her keynote address, Lindsey Wilson Trustee and '97 alumna Amanda Main spoke about the life changing role LWC was able to play in her life due to the continued support of donors at the college.

"I'm here to say that Lindsey more than prepared me for law school," said Main. "I graduated in the top five of my class, I was magna cum laude and I was editor and chief of the law journal which is a highly competitive position. My Lindsey Wilson education laid the groundwork for all of that. I can never pay back Lindsey for all of the blessings it has given me but I try."

Main made note of how instrumental her and her husband's parents were in their success at LWC. Main's husband Leighton is a '98 alumnus of the college.

"This college means so much to me and my family as it is our family," said Main. "I'd like to honor our parents and the opportunity that we've been afforded by Lindsey by taking this opportunity to say that my husband and I have decided to endow a scholarship in his mother's name. It will be the Vicki Main endowed scholarship and I think that that sounds really beautiful. We lost her much to soon but her strength and courage continues to live on in us and our children and hopefully in the students her at Lindsey Wilson College who will benefit from her scholarship."

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Dr. Luckey speaks to Trustee & Endowed Scholarship group

2016-10-24 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Travis Smith, Lindsey Wilson College photo.
LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. told guests at the largest Trustee Appreciation & Endowed Scholarship Recognition Luncheon in college history that Lindsey Wilson College is "medicine for your soul" at such a stressful time during election season in the United States. - Travis Smith

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VP of Development Kevin Thompson and Trustee Amanda Main

2016-10-24 - Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Travis Smith, Lindsey Wilson College photo.
Vice President of Development Kevin Thompson and LWC Trustee and '97 Alumnae Amanda Main pose for a quick photo following the Trustee Appreciation & Endowed Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on Friday, October 22. Main announced her and her husband Leighton's new endowed scholarship named the Vicki Main Endowed Scholarship during her keynote address. The scholarship is named in honor of Leighton's mother. - Travis Smith

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