12 Perry Co. residents earn degrees from Lindsey Wilson College


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Twelve Perry County residents recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.

The 12 area residents were among 407 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 104th commencement ceremony, held Dec. 10 in Biggers Sports Center.

The 12 area residents who received degrees from Lindsey Wilson were:

Heather Caudill of Combs earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling; Rachel Combs of Busy earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling; Brandon Coots of Hazard earned a master of education degree in counseling and human development; Linda Cornett of Slemp earned a master of education degree in counseling and human development; Melanie Erwin earned a master of education degree in counseling and human development; Donna Fugate of Chavies earned a master of education degree in counseling and human development; Patricia Mata of Hazard earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling; Billie Noble of Chavies earned a master of education in counseling and human development; Julie Thomas of Hazard earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling; Shawna Walls of Hazard earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling; Emily Wilson of Viper earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling; Chenoa Wooton of Hazard earned a master of education degree in counseling and human development;

Somerset Community College (Ky.) President Jo Marshall delivered the winter commencement address.

Dr. Jo Marshall has served the Kentucky Community & Technical College System for 16 years. Under her leadership, Somerset Community College has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ten times named one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky.” Dr. Marshall was named 2011 Business Woman of the Year by the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. She serves a number of community organizations promoting the arts, health and community development. An advocate for leadership development, Dr. Marshall spends time teaching and developing programs with an emphasis on leadership. In 2013, the Marshall Leadership award was established in her honor by the Phi Theta Kappa organization.

Marshall received an honorary doctorate from Lindsey Wilson. The college also bestowed a posthumous honorary doctorate to Nancy Sinclair of Summersville, Ky., who served LWC for nearly 30 years.

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