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LCU attendees at 2016 TWC Gala

TWC Gala Features LCU as Leadership Sponsor

One of the reasons for the great success of the LCU Washington program is a shared vision with The Washington Center (TWC) of preparing students for leadership. 

This vision is particularly represented at the TWC "Leadership and Legacy" Awards Gala, for which Lubbock Christian University is a top-level “Leadership Sponsor.” The annual gala was held Monday, September 26 in Washington, D.C.

This is LCU’s fourth year to be a Leadership tier sponsor of the Gala.

Venue for the 2016 TWC Gala

Gala attendees on behalf of LCU included Major Shane Frith (’96) and Cindy (Johnson ‘94) Frith; Amal (Khalil) David (’73) and her husband, Warren; Matt (’12) and Alison (Maxfield ’11) Hale; Marilyn McDermett (’59); Lamar and Janet (Weatherford) Reinsch (’67); Johnna Prather (’16); and LCU faculty and staff.

According to TWC, the Gala, which caters to leaders in business, government, and higher education, raised over $480,000, which will contribute to student scholarships throughout the academic year.

"We are pleased that LCU has been able to leverage the TWC Gala for additional scholarships for our interns, greater national attention for LCU, and heightened alumni relations in the DC area,” said Stacy Patty, dean of the Honors College and director of the LCU Washington program. “Lubbock Christian University is certainly one of the leading universities that partners with The Washington Center.”

Fall 2016 LCU Washington internsThis fall, there are five LCU Washington students interning in D.C.:

  • Cassidy Davis, English major, 826DC
  • Kensey Johnson, business administration and marketing major, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann’s office
  • MacKenzie Long, criminal justice major, Karp Law Firm
  • Michael Long, economics major, Metropolitan Police Department
  • Caden Rosenbaum, finance and accounting major, American Legislative Exchange Council

LCU Washington has sent 70 interns to D.C since the program began in 2005. Over a third of LCU Washington alumni remain active with LCU following graduation.

“We continue to be grateful for the vision of Dr. Ken Jones, the development work of John King, the major contributions from key donors, and the continuing support from President Perrin that have allowed the LCU Washington program to be so successful," said Patty.

For more information or to apply for an upcoming semester in D.C., visit the LCU Washington page.