LWC President William T. Luckey Jr. is presented Wednesday morning with a $10,000 check for the Lindsey Wilson Fund by First & Farmers National Bank President Ann Martin. At right is First & Farmers Assistant Vice President Martin Marsha Bennett.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- First & Farmers National Bank of Columbia knows the value of Lindsey Wilson College to the Columbia-Adair County economy.
That’s why the bank on Wednesday contributed $10,000 to the Lindsey Wilson Fund. The donation will be used to provide scholarship aid for Columbia-Adair County residents to attend LWC. During the 2008-09 school year, more than 300 Columbia-Adair County residents attended Lindsey Wilson.
“First & Farmers supports Lindsey Wilson because Lindsey Wilson is one of Adair County’s most important assets,” said First & Farmers National Bank President Ann Martin. “We appreciate everything Lindsey Wilson does for this community and its people.”
Martin knows from experience the difference LWC makes in people’s lives. She is a 1975 graduate of the college; and her son Ross is a 2005 LWC graduate who is enrolled dental school at the University of Louisville.
And First & Farmers has hired its share of LWC graduates.
“We know firsthand the value of Lindsey Wilson because we have hired a lot of their graduates,” Martin said. “An educated workforce is a key component of a community’s economic-development strategy, and we are thankful Lindsey Wilson is committed to meeting this region’s educational needs.”
LWC officials say they are grateful for the support from First & Farmers National Bank.
“These are challenging times for higher education, but one reason Lindsey Wilson continues to grow and expand is because we have wonderful support from our local community,” said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. “Because of partners such as First & Farmers National Bank, Lindsey Wilson can continue serve the vital role of meeting our region’s educational needs.”
Click here to learn more about the Lindsey Wilson Fund.