Jun 28, 2009

Students from Southern Appalachian Region
Visit A.P. White Campus

Students and their family members from Lindsey Wilson College's Southern Appalachian Region community campuses are joined by LWC faculty and staff Saturday morning in front of the John B. Begley Chapel.

A total of 55 students from Lindsey Wilson College's Southern Appalachian Region community campuses visited the A.P. White Campus on Saturday. The students, many of whom were accompanied by family members and friends, met with faculty and administrators from the School of Professional Counseling, visited with LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. during lunch, and toured the John B. Begley Chapel.

LWC's Southern Appalachian Region includes the college's community campuses in Big Stone Gap, Va., Cumberland, Ky., Hazard, Ky., and Richlands, Va. Students at those community campuses can earn a bachelor's degree in human services and counseling or a master's degree in counseling and human development, thanks to an innovative partnership with Hazard Community and Technical College, Mountain Empire Community College, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Southwest Community College.

"The students and their families were truly overwhelmed with excitement and appreciation," said Tommie Ann Saragas, Southern Appalachian Region regional enrollment director. "For many of them, the day solidified the importance of the journey they chose to embark upon with LWC -- toward becoming their best selves. ... The opportunity to grow and provide an example to future generations, the realization that they are agents of change in their respective communities, and the honest appreciation for the quality education they are receiving was evident on their faces and through the words they shared throughout the day.

"Lindsey Wilson's buildings are beautiful, and they provided the backdrop for hundreds of photos. But the Lindsey Wilson College I am so proud of is a compilation of the people inside the brick and mortar."

The students also raised money for the Mary Kloth Memorial Scholarship, a special scholarship named in memory of the late Mary A. Kloth, a counseling professor who served in the college's Southern Appalachian Region until her death in early 2008. Through sales of a commemorative t-shirt, the students raised more than $300 that will be added to the scholarship's endowment. LWC's Mary A. Kloth Center for Professional Counseling Services in Hazard is also named in her memory.

The students who made the visit to the A.P. White Campus were:

Hazard (Ky.) Campus:
Billie Adams
Sheila Cornett
Debra Godsey
Whitney Lowe
Freda Wiseman

Mountain Empire (Va.) Campus:
Sasha Calton
Whitney Estep
Shellie Harris
Summer Hibbits
Aimee Jones
Karen Jones
Whitney Mullins
Teresa Powers
Yvonne Rhodes
India Stanley
Dawn Wells
Amalia "Christy" Collins
Barbara Collins
Christian Davis
Jennifer Davis
Maria Dizney
Mary Alice Fields
Tim Heinen
Laureen Hill
Lori Long
Lisa Pritchard
Roy Simpson
Tabitha Smith
Vanessa Spradlin
Connie Stallard
Anthony Webb
Elaine Zander

Southeast (Ky.) Campus:
Eva Daniels
Jennifer Holland
Jessica Napier
Becky Halcomb
Andrea Massey
Cristy Wilkinson

Southwest (Va.) Campus:
Angie Kulchar
Michael Hatfield
Cindy Davis
Travis Davis
Connie Elkins
Joan Endicott
Ron Helton
Aaron Hymes
Sandra Kiser
Annette Leonard
Jill Lester
Brooke Rasnake
Stefanie Rasnake
Ann Ratliff-Hylton
Teresa Viers
Patty Whited
Rebecca Widener

Scenes from the Visit

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