Campbellsville University Somerset to hold open house Aug. 5

Campbellsville University Somerset to hold open house Aug. 5

July 27, 2015
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

SOMERSET, Ky. – An open house for prospective students and the community will be held at the Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center in Somerset, Ky., the Campbellsville University, Somerset location, Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited, and refreshments will be served.

Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for graduate and professional studies, said the open house is an opportunity for prospective students to meet with deans and faculty to discuss career options.

The Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center offers degree programs, both in the classroom and online, including ones in early childhood education, criminal justice, social work and business.

You can take classes at Somerset and receive a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration, early childhood education, interdisciplinary early childhood development, social work and a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resource management, healthcare management or management.

 The university also offers the following programs online: associate degrees in business administration, criminal justice administration, Christian studies and general studies; bachelor’s of science degrees in business administration, criminal justice, pastoral ministries and RN to BSN, with two new programs being added in the fall with bachelor of social work and bachelor of science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing; a certificate in Christian ministry; and master’s programs in master of arts in education -- teacher leader; master of arts in school improvement – rank I; master of arts in special education [initial certification]; master of arts in special education -- teacher leader; master of arts in sport management; master of business administration; master in management and leadership and master of theology.

Anne Adcock, director of the center, said the center is gearing up for the new 2015-16 academic year. “Our classes will begin in less than a month,” she said. “Time is running short to get enrolled.”

“At the Somerset Education Center, you have the opportunity to better yourself and your own marketability through a quality program that is innovative, flexible, convenient and affordable,” Adcock said.

Classes in Somerset allow students to move progressively through the program taking a prescribed sequence of courses that can lead to the completion of a degree in an advanced manner.

Classes are offered two nights per week Monday-Thursday.

The accelerated program is offered in a convenient location, at stoplight 22 in Somerset, and coursework blends theory with the practical. Class size is limited to small, intimate groups. Tuition rates are reduced for Somerset Community College students.

Mary Lou Stephens, admissions counselor, said, “Many of the recent graduates from Somerset Community College have been looking at baccalaureate degrees. Here is a chance to talk to the people who designed the courses and the curriculum.”

Leanne Weddle, Somerset admissions/marketing counselor, said, “Our summer promotions have led to lots of inquiries. The open house will bring students and faculty together to answer questions. And, a financial aid counselor will be on hand to show how to attain the degree they need.”

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to help people as a professional, check out the social work program at Campbellsville University’s Somerset Center; where you can earn a professional degree in the helping services,” Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling, said.

Dr. Sharon Hundley, chair of Campbellsville’s early childhood education program and associate professor of education, said, “The bachelor of science in early childhood education is a degree completion program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with young children in inclusive settings, families and community support agencies in a diverse society.”

For more information, contact or (606) 451-8474. The Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center is located at Stoplight 22 on U.S. 27 south in Somerset.

“With more than a dozen in-class and online options, the Noe Center is rapidly becoming the go-to location for those in the Somerset region who want bachelor’s and master’s degrees,” Spears 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


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