Lindsey Wilson College is a four year institution based on a 200 acre campus in Columbia, Kentucky. The college was founded with affiliation with the United Methodist church in 1903, and became a baccalaureate granting institution in 1985. It is named for the stepson and nephew of founding figure Catherine Wilson.
LWC offers a wide range of academic programs such as art, biology, business & communications, psychology, recreation & tourism, and education. The BA in business administration is fully accredited by the International Assembly of College Business Education, and offers concentrations in accounting, human resources, and management. The graduate division of LWC offers an MA in Interactive Design, and the School of Professional Counselling provides a Master of Education in counselling & human development.
The Fugitte Science Centre benefits from LWC as a smaller institution by offering a personalised at attentive experience to each individual student, and contains extensive facilities with a focus on Biology. The Holloway Health and Wellness Centre provides a swimming pool available to all students, and hosts intramural basketball leagues and dance classes.
Sports teams at LWC are known as the Blue Raiders, with a swashbuckler as the team’s crest and mascot. Teams compete in the Mid-South Conference, and there are 11 men’s sports programmes and ten women’s. Cycling is competed at a co-educational level, and in 2012 LWC were national BMX champions.
A lasting tradition at LWC is Malvina Farkle Day. It is named for a mythical college student, and features a morning of community service activities and an afternoon of fun and games. The event has no set date, and students are only made aware on the morning of the occasion through sirens from Adair County’s fire and police department.