Four Lincoln residents receive degrees from Lindsey Wilson
Published 9:00 am Thursday, July 13, 2017
Four Lincoln County residents recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.
The four area residents were among 282 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 1035th commencement ceremony, held May 13 in Biggers Sports Center.
The four area residents who received degrees from Lindsey Wilson were:
Christopher Butler of Stanford earned a bachelor of art degree in history; Carl-Lewis Cummins of Waynesburg earned a bachelor of art degree in elementary education; Austin Grigsby of Stanford earned a bachelor of art degree in sustainability & energy applications; Breana Petrey of Stanford earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing.
At the commencement ceremony, Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton told the graduates to “pray for guidance” in their careers.
“My life is a life unplanned,” said Hampton. “If your life doesn’t go as you planned it’s truly okay. However, take the time to see the opportunity. It may not look like you thought it would look, but it’s there. Find the blessings and pray for guidance. Don’t wait decades before you start praying for guidance, because once I started doing that, that’s how I was lead to become Lt. Governor. And find something to be thankful for every day.”
Hampton received an honorary doctorate from the college’s faculty and board of trustees. Also receiving an honorary doctorate were two individuals from the college: Sue Coomer, a recent retiree and 46-year employee of the college and Phil Hanna, soon to retire Director of Library Services after 24 years of service.