CU Professor Receives Award from KMEA

CU Professor Receives Award from KMEA

Feb. 18, 2010

For Immediate Release




By Adam Goodlett, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Reese Land, assistant professor of trumpet and music at Campbellsville University, recently received the award for College/University Professor of the Year from the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) in the fourth district.

            Land has worked at CU for three years now, and on top of being a trumpet instructor he also teaches courses in music appreciation and brass methodology.

            Land worked with many of the high school bands in the counties surrounding Campbellsville during their summer band camps, which is when the band students usually spend a week or two learning their new shows for the upcoming marching season.

            Land was nominated for the award by band directors he spent time working with in the KMEA fourth district.

            “Getting nominated by folks in the region that basically barely know me is pretty awesome,” said Land. 

            He received the award during the annual KMEA convention in Louisville, Ky, Saturday, Feb. 6.

            “I was very proud to receive this award especially coming from the fine band directors and music directors in this district. I was very honored,” he said.

            Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.