Campbellsville University honors veterans on Veterans Day

Campbellsville University honors veterans on Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2015
For Immediate Release

Tammy McWhorter, left, and Rebecca Price, in the Office of Counseling Services at Campbells-
ville University, pose with the backdrop honoring veterans in the Winters Dining Hall today.
(Campbellsville University Photo by Shelby Hall)

By Jordan Snider, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. – Campbellsville University students and faculty honored veterans on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

Rebecca Price and Tammy McWhorter, both in the Office of Counseling Services, set up a table in the lobby of the Winters Dining Hall during the lunch hours where students, faculty and staff put names on a card that made the American flag and then their veteran was presented with a red, white and blue ribbon.

“We realize that there might be soldiers who are students here who might benefit from counseling services, and it gives us the opportunity to put a face to a name,” McWhorter said.

Mar’Rajaah McDaniel, a CU student from Louisville, honored her grandfather, and cousin, former Marines, at

“Veterans Day means a lot to me. I enjoy calling and telling my grandfather and cousin and telling them how much I appreciate them and what they’ve done for this country,” McDaniel said.

 
From left, students Bethany Lester and Brittany Lester, both of Danville, Ky.,  and Taylor Beals of Bowling Green, Ky., show the veterans pins that were given to veterans. (Campbellsville University Photo by Shelby Hall)

A cookout will take place this evening to honor the faculty, staff and students who are veterans at 5 p.m. behind the Student Activities Center. The Student Government Association will present a brief program. There will be an opportunity to pack care packages.

“We have been designated a Military Friendly School,” Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the institution, said, “and we value our veterans who come to study at Campbellsville University. We honor their service and pray for the safe return for those who are now serving.”

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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