NMTC Case Study for Lindsey Wilson College
The Lindsey Wilson College (“LWC”) was founded in 1903 as Lindsey Wilson Training School, and today is a liberal arts college that is distinguished for being one of the best undergraduate teaching colleges in the nation. In fact, LWC is one of only 223 (or 6%) of U.S. colleges and universities that the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified as a Baccalaureate-Liberal Arts College. Located in non-metropolitan Adair County, Kentucky, LWC serves the educational needs of students by providing a living-learning environment within an atmosphere of active caring and Christian concern.
Since 1999, LWC’s student body had grown by more than 1,000 students, the faculty capacity has more than doubled and the size of the A.P. White Campus has increased from 47 acres to more than 200 acres, creating the need for dramatic infrastructure transformations. Supporting this expansion, the NMTC investment serves over 2,600 students, of which 93% receive some kind of need-based financial aid.
Health & Wellness Center
The NMTC investment funded the 73,000 square foot Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, which serves the LWC community and the citizens of south-central Kentucky. The facility, which provides a plethora of fitness, recreational, and educational opportunities, includes an eight-lane swimming pool, two recreational courts, a multi-purpose area, an indoor track, cardio room, exercise studio, weight room, and one racquetball court.
Lindsey Wilson Sports Park
The Sports Park is located on 20+ acres within a mile of the LWC campus. The complex includes a 12,400-square-foot field house, a synthetic turf athletic field, an outdoor track, a baseball field and a softball field. As a benefit to community residents, the Sports Park provides the LWC coaching staff with a venue to host youth summer camps and sports clinics.