CONTINUED... dividual national championship when she took home the individual victory at the 2016 Collegiate BMX National Championships. That helped LWC’s BMX team finish as the national runner-up. A total of 17 Blue Raiders have won a national title in cycling. Other Blue Raider teams that made deep runs into their respective postseasons included: women’s tennis, who finished runner-up at the national championship; men’s tennis ended in a tie for third; baseball tied for fifth at the NAIA World Series; and volleyball tied for third. Although the national titles and recognition are nice, Pooler said that one of his greatest achievements is that during his tenure 107 LWC teams have been named NAIA Scholar Teams – including a school-record 16 teams during the 2013-14 academic year. During his 13 years of service as athletic director, LWC has averaged more than 18 NAIA Scholar-Athletes per year and more 100 All Academic Mid- South Conference honorees each of the previous three academic years. Also noteworthy: all LWC athletic teams are active in community service. Blue Raider participate in projects throughout the school year that include food drives, working with area schools and other community-service initiatives. “We are about preparing young men and women to be successful in life,” Pooler said. “After they graduate, we want them to excel in their chosen profession, be responsible family members and leaders in their communities. To me, that’s the true mark of a national championship intercollegiate athletic program.” Celebrate! A W I N N I N G Y E A R Notable Accomplishments 2015-16 The LWC counselor education and supervision doctoral program was a recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Counselor Education and Supervision Program Award, given by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. The doctoral program received the national award in its second year as an accredited program. The Lindsey Wilson College Business and Computer Information Systems Division received reaccreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. The LWC Business and CIS division allows students to major in accounting, computer information systems, human resource management, and recreation, tourism and sports management. In October 2015, a two day-challenge by Adair County native and Lindsey Wilson Board of Trustees Chair Allan Parnell helped raise more than $261,667 for scholarship aid. The campaign attracted more than 836 unique gifts. LWC Theatre Program, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock, presented four productions and a Christmas special in fall 2015 followed by two plays in the spring. The spring season featured a production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s great American classic, Oklahoma! Biology junior Sabrina Bice from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., became the 30th Blue Raider to capture an individual championship when she won at the 2016 Collegiate BMX National Championships. Eight business students from Clark-Atlanta University spent five days at LWC to learn about energy, entrepreneurship, manufacturing and environmental sustainability programs in Kentucky.The students also met with LWC faculty and students to discuss those issues and discover how the region addresses each one. In spring 2016, a group of LWC students spent a week at the United Methodist college in Atlanta. 17
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