Laughlin receives Honorary Doctorate from LCU
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[June 02, 2014]
LINCOLN - The Lincoln Christian
University Board of Trustees with LCU President, Dr. Keith H. Ray,
and the University administration, faculty and staff, commended the
honorary degree “Doctor of Divinity” to Lynn Ryburn Laughlin during
Commencement on May 17.
“I was totally surprised,” Laughlin said of the honor, “I thought
it was unbelievable what I was hearing from President Ray that day.”
Lynn Laughlin’s extraordinary commitment to the mission of LCU for
nearly 50 years is evidenced by the numerous leadership roles he has
held at Lincoln Christian including professor, coach, Vice President
of Alumni Services, Special Assistant to the President and others.
Most recently, he completed his duties as “acting president” while
President Ray was on sabbatical.
A Man of God: Laughlin lives a life of extraordinary
commitment to Jesus Christ. His integrity and character have never
been found wanting. A man of humility, grace, peace-making, and
faithfulness to the Word of God are all hallmarks of his heart for
God. His devotion to the Lord has spilled over into the lives of
A Friend to the Students: Even though Laughlin is officially
responsible for alumni services, he is frequently seen among the
current student body. Always present at sporting events, enjoying
coffee in the Warehouse student center, traveling with students for
mission and ministry events, or just checking up on a student while
traversing sidewalks of the LCU campus - this is what Laughlin is
all about. He loves LCU students, and they love him.
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A Partner to the LCU Family: Laughlin is everywhere.
He spends much of his time encouraging, praying for, and helping
LCU employees fulfill their mission. “Volunteer” is too weak a
word to describe his availability for the mission of LCU. He
always finds ways to share in the countless roles our mission
calls for. Not only is he there for us, he is there for so many
others. His phone is forever ringing or being held next to his
ear in conversation with friends and alumni of LCU all around
the country and the globe.
An Ambassador to the World of LCU Alumni: His
photographic memory can recall the minutest details regarding
our alumni. His data-base-like mind is a remarkable gift from
God. He keeps a remarkable pace with travel that is equally
matched by his campus engagements.
More than that, his heart follows the ministries of our alumni
all around the world with prayerful support and those amazing
handwritten notes that convey he always has time for God’s
[Text Received; CHRIS THOMAS, LINCOLN
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