Academic Briefs

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By The Staff


Susan R. Bramel and Tami Marie Setters, both of Harrison County, recently graduated from Lindsey Wilson College.

Bramel and Setters were among 314 students who received undergraduate or graduate degrees at the college’s 90th commencement ceremony, held Dec. 12 in Biggers Sports Center.

The ceremony was LWC’s sixth winter commencement, and it was the second largest winter commencement ceremony held at the college.

Bramel earned a master of education degree in counseling and human development, with graduate honors; and Setters earned a bachelor of arts degree in human services and counseling.

Students who earned graduate honors had a cumulative grade point average of 3.50-4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Lindsey Wilson College offers a bachelor of arts degree in 20 career areas, a bachelor of science degree in nursing, and master’s degrees in three career areas.


Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, daughter of John and Gerry Whalen, is a Special Education: Learning and Behavior Disorders, and an English Education double major at Eastern Kentucky University.

Whalen has maintained a 4.0 GPA in all college credits, is a Student Alumni Ambassador at EKU, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, National Student Council for Exceptional Children, the EKU Community Service Club, and captain of the EKU Rock Climbing team. Along with founding the very first EKU Climbing team, she is a climbing instructor for both EKU and Kentucky 4-H.