Campbellsville University hosts Endowed Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon

Campbellsville University hosts Endowed Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon

April 11, 2016
For Immediate Release


Chuck Vaughn, the director of planned giving, thanks everyone for coming to the luncheon.
(Campbellsville University Photo by Joan McKinney)

By Jordan Snider, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University students, faculty, staff and scholarship donors came together for a luncheon in the donors’ honor on April 4 in the Banquet Hall.


Lindy Forbes is presented with a certificate from Dr. Carter
and Chuck Vaughn in honor of the Forbes Endowed
scholarship. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan
McKinney)

Chuck Vaughn, the director of planned giving, thanked all for attending the Endowed Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon.

“You may be asking, what is an Endowed Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon? Endowed means to provide with a source of income that is never ending or changing -- the scholarships will always be available. Appreciation is the recognition of good qualities. We are here to recognize those who are giving the scholarships,” Vaughn said.

The students who attended the luncheon had a total of over $25,000 in scholarships between them. That is only made possible with the donors because they believe in the mission of Campbellsville University.

There are six new scholarships as of 2015. Lindy Forbes and Gerald and Janice Huddleston were presented with a certificate in honor of their endowed scholarships -- the Forbes Endowed and Gerald and Janice Huddleston Business. The other new scholarships are, The Sarah S. McLeod Trust, Robert and Virginia Oldham Memorial, Vivian Landrum Restricted and Robinson Wheat Restricted.


Gerald and Janice Huddleston are present with a certificate
from Dr. Carter and Chuck Vaughn in honor of the Gerald
and Janice Huddleston Business scholarship.
(Campbellsville University Photo by Joan McKinney)

Fontez Hill, a senior from LaCenter, Ky., gave a testimony about how scholarships have made an impact on his life. When he first came to Campbellsville University, he had a small academic scholarship but he made the varsity football team in his junior and received another scholarship, which increased when he started his senior year on the football team.

“Thank you to all the donors, I know that all the students appreciate what you are doing for them,” Hill said.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university, said, “Thank you for your love and care of our students. Our school would not be the way it is without you.”

Carter gave an update in the institution’s current enrollment. There are 3,433 students enrolled in the spring, compared to last fall semester of 3,536. Carter said this is the best student retention rate Campbellsville has ever seen.


Fontez Hill giving testimony about how scholarships have
helped him at the Endowed Scholarship Appreciation
Luncheon. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan
McKinney)

“To those who have sacrificed to make an endowment, you are empowering and helping students achieve their dreams. You should know that the training of Christian leaders is stronger than it has ever been,” Carter said.
He shared the verse 1 Peter 3:15, saying that is the spirit of Campbellsville University. “Campbellsville is about life change -- when you put that together with great faculty, staff and students we can really impact others,” Carter said.

“Thank you for your love and support, this school wouldn’t be the way it is without you,” Carter said.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.


Dr. Micheal Carter talking to Frank Cheatham and Harlie White. (Campbellsville University Photo
by Joan McKinney)

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