The Lipscomb University Alumni Association is here to serve alumni through specific programs in order to impact and reach as many alumni as possible.
Find out more about each program, please see the list below.
To get more information on one of these special groups email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Alumni Groups
The GOLD Network refers to every member of Lipscomb's graduating classes from the past 10 years—the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD). GOLD strives to create a community among young professionals while encouraging connection to Lipscomb through a variety of programs which are focused on networking, education and service.
The GOLD Network Council consists of volunteer alumni from all walks of life and the last 10 graduation years, and meets quarterly. The group is charged with promoting attendance, serving as hosts/hostesses and planning and assistance with events.
How to get involved:
- Go social! Actively help spread the word of Lipscomb events, news and alumni achievements on social networks
- Attend GOLD events offered throughout the year
- Serve on one of the GOLD committees or volunteer on campus
- Attend athletic events
- Volunteer to help coordinate alumni events in your area
- Share your experience at Lipscomb with prospective students
- Donate to the university
This entry-level giving program for recent alumni is available exclusively to undergraduate members of the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Network. GOLD Associates are recognized as leadership-level donors who commit to give annually on a sliding scale based on their GOLD year status. They qualify for all traditional Lipscomb Associate-level benefits.
Alumni Engagement Officer
Alumni Engagement Officer
The LBAC connects black alumni, students, faculty, staff and others committed to diversity, inclusion and participation in the life of Lipscomb University. The council focuses on programming that supports black students and alumni to help strengthen their faith; excel in academic, social and cultural endeavors; acquire life skills required to successfully transition from college to post-college life; and develop networks that contribute to education and career advancement.
LBAC Founding Members
- Patricia Shearry Bethel (’72) of Chattanooga
- Bruce Bowers (’72) of Hermitage
- Ted Jamison (’72) of White’s Creek
- Renita J. Cobb (’73) of Leighton, Alabama
- Dennis Bruce Gamble (’78) of Douglasville, Georgia
- Dorcas Wiley Curry (’82) of Nashville
- Franchel Daniel Shorkey (’01) of Plano, Texas
- T.J. Ojehomon (’14) of Antioch
- April Terry (’15) of Nashville
Director of Alumni Engagement
This program for alumni age 55 and older, includes programs such as Lifelong Learning, travel learning, 50th Reunion and the Golden Circle, a program tailored to alumni who have been graduated from the university for 50 or more years.
The Lifelong Learning Program offers people of retirement and semi-retirement age an opportunity to expand knowledge and explore new ideas in an informal, non-competitive environment. Learning occurs in a pleasant social atmosphere in classes with one’s peers. There are no exams and no grades or credits. There is no previous educational requirement. Rather, the opportunity exists to interact with friends old and new. This is a time when you may fulfill many of your dreams.
Travel Learning Program
Each year, Lipscomb offers several custom-designed travel learning trips primarily for alumni and friends. These trips typically include activities not generally available to the public, such as a recent trip to the Northeast where a noted artist alumnus opened doors to artists’ studios and homes that are not available to the general public. The travel learning program combines with the Lifelong Learning program to offer introductory classroom instruction followed by an experiential professor-guided tour for a deep dive into a specific area of the globe.
The Golden Circle
The Golden Circle, the brainchild of the late Robert G. Neil, lovingly known as “Bro. Bob” by most, a 50-year reunion each year with the 50th anniversary class to become members of “The Golden Circle.” The first meeting of the Golden Circle was in August 1980.
The Golden Circle, under the direction of The Golden Circle Strategic Planning Committee, works to strengthen ties to the university and bonds with the current student body and to bring honor to Lipscomb and the Lord through involvement in service learning and meaningful humanitarian projects, especially those that relate to the Great Commission and Matthew 25.
Director of Senior Alumni Programs & Lifelong Learning,
Program Coordinator for Senior Alumni Programs & Lifelong Learning
The Associated Women for Lipscomb is an organization whose main purpose is to raise funding for need-based scholarships to Lipscomb. The organization hosts several events locally and regionally to boost networking among its members and to raise scholarship funds. AWL was formed in 1982 when Willard Collins, then-president of Lipscomb, hosted a luncheon for 20 women and challenged them to form a new organization that would support and encourage the tradition of excellence at Lipscomb. Today, there are nine chapters of AWL in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Each is dedicated to providing scholarships so that deserving students may attend Lipscomb.
AWL scholarships are awarded on the basis of greatest need. Scholarships awarded each year are based on the money raised in the previous year. The selection process involves chapter members, the AWL director and the Office of Financial Aid. Available funds are applied first to students who are current recipients (and have reapplied) and then to new applicants. Employees and children of employees of Lipscomb University are not eligible for AWL scholarships. Not all applicants are guaranteed an award. Application forms for new applicants may be requested from the AWL office.
Events typically held annually by the AWL include:
- Fall Pansy Sale on campus at Avalon House
- Holiday Pecan Coffee & Market on campus at Avalon House
- Holiday Pictures with Santa on campus
- Merry Marketplace at Lighting of the Green in Allen Arena on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving