Campbellsville University honors faculty and staff in 27th annual recognition ceremony

Campbellsville University honors faculty and staff in 27th annual recognition ceremony

May 18, 2010
For Immediate Release


Honored for 30 years of service to CU at the recognition ceremony are, from left: Dr. Jim Moore, professor of music; Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator; Dr. Pat Cowherd, professor and dean of the School of Business and Economics; Dr. C. Mark Bradley, professor of music; and Sharon Gowin, assistant to the director of admissions. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, at far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right, presented the certificates. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai "Max" Nergui)

By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “I am blessed to have been a part of Campbellsville University. It has been a wonderful 30 years.”

Dr. Pat H. Cowherd, professor and dean of the School of Business and Economics, gave the speech this year as a traditional part of Campbellsville University’s Faculty and Staff Recognition Program. The ceremony was the 27th that has been held; Cowherd was honored for 30 years of service at CU.

She recalled peeling peaches with her mother-in-law, who suggested she call Campbellsville College about available jobs, and after doing so and interviewing successfully, she was offered the open position in the registrar’s office.

From there, the rest is history.

Cowherd said CU is full of “great Christians” and “good fellowship.”

“Thanks for sharing this experience with me,” she said.

Dr. C. Mark Bradley, professor of music, was also honored for 30 years of service. He gave the invocation and led in singing “Amazing Grace.”

 

 

Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology and professor, center, is recognized for 20 years of service to CU from Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, left, and Dr. Michael V. Carter, president. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai "Max" Nergui)

 

 

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president for the last 11 years, quoted Billy Graham during the recognition ceremony, saying, “Ministry has to be a team effort.”

He said those words reflect the story of Campbellsville University, and that the accomplishments made over the last year “would not be possible without the team effort.”

“CU is growing by leaps and bounds across every area, from nursing to music to social work to the sciences,” Carter said.

“What we are doing is important. Our Christian mission is needed now more than ever,” he said. “We have to be committed to helping people become good people.”

Carter said, “Our challenge is great for us to continue being Christian in our current environment, which is becoming an increasingly secularized society.”

He said CU must continue to offer a “distinctly Christian education” and “our team effort has got to be greater than ever before.”
“What makes CU special is the incredible spirit that’s here. We have great people, working hard, loving the Lord and doing great service,” he said.

Thirty years of service honorees were Cowherd, Bradley, Sharon L. Gowin, assistant to the director of admissions; Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator; and Dr. James W. Moore, professor of music, who gave the closing prayer.

Dr. John E. Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology and professor, and Beauford W. Sanders, head baseball coach, were both honored for 20 years of service at CU.


Those honored for 15 years of service to CU are: Steve Morris, telecommunications coordinator, second from left; Fred Miller, coordinator of student services; Dr. Susan Howell, professor of psychology; and Janet Coffey, personnel assistant. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, at far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right, presented the certificates. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai "Max" Nergui)

Those honored for 15 years of service were: Janet L. Coffey, personnel assistant; Dr. Susan C. Howell, professor of psychology; Fred L. Miller, coordinator of student services; and Stephen R. Morris, telecommunications coordinator.

Faculty and staff honored for 10 years of service were: Monica K. Bamwine, coordinator for graduate and academic outreach programs; Dr. John R. Burch Jr., dean for distance learning and library services and associate professor; Chryslee A. Hines, assistant to the dean and assistant professor of administrative technology and computer information systems;

Stan O. McKinney, assistant professor of journalism; Teresa C. Pruitt, accounts payable manager; Dr. Jacquelyn L. Sandifer, associate professor of criminal justice; Donna C. Sprowles, custodial supervisor; R. Carol Sullivan, director of Technology Training Center; Otto Tennant Jr., vice president for finance and administration; Regina G. Thompson, reference technician;


Those honored for ten years of service to CU are, in the front row, from left: Chryslee Hines, assistant to the dean and assistant professor of administrative technology and computer information systems; Stan McKinney, assistant professor of journalism; Donna Sprowles, custodial supervisor; Christi Tolson, director of financial aid; Carol Sullivan, director of Technology Training Center; and Misty Willis, secretary for the Carver School of Social Work. In back are: Otto Tennant Jr., vice president for finance and administration; Regina Thompson, reference technician; Andrew Ward, director of student activities and intramurals; Teresa Pruitt, accounts payable manager; and Rusty Watkins, coordinator of summer camps and conferences. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, at far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right, presented the certificates. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai "Max" Nergui)

Christi Y. Tolson, director of financial aid; Andrew H. Ward, director of student activities and intramurals; Shannon L. Wathen, head softball coach; Russell D. Watkins, coordinator of summer camps and conferences; and Misty J. Willis, secretary for the Carver School of Social Work.

Honored for five years of service were the following: Dr. Richard Corum, associate professor of business administration (management); Starr Garrett, assistant professor and theater director; Dr. Candace Hansford, assistant professor of social work; Dr. Sandra Kroh, director of English as a second language institute and assistant professor; Randy LeBleu, assistant baseball coach;

Bettye MacFarland, secretary for the School of Education; Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work; Dr. Michael Page, chair of the division of natural science and professor of biology; Dr. Craig Rogers, associate professor of psychology and Honors Program director; Marcus Stanfield, residence hall director and men’s area coordinator;

Dr. Linda Trollinger, associate professor of sociology and family studies; Brenda Tungate, assistant professor of biology; Chuck Vaughn, director of Big Maroon Club and major gifts officer; Joe Walters, senior campaign officer; Jimmie Wooley, director of broadcast services; and Cindy Woosley, secretary for development.


Those honored for five years of service to CU are, in the front row, from left: Dr. Candace Hansford, assistant professor of social work; Dr. Richard Corum, associate professor of business administration (management); Bettye MacFarland, secretary for the School of Education; Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work; Brenda Tungate, assistant professor of biology; Dr. Linda Trollinger, associate professor of sociology and family studies; and Cindy Woosley, secretary for development. In back are: Dr. Sandra Kroh, director of English as a second language institute and assistant professor; Dr. Michael Page, chair of the division of natural science and professor of biology; Dr. Craig Rogers, associate professor of psychology and Honors Program director; Marcus Stanfield, residence hall director and men’s area coordinator; Chuck Vaughn, director of Big Maroon Club and major gifts officer; Jimmie Wooley, director of broadcast services; and Joe Walters, senior campaign officer. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, at far left, and Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, far right, presented the certificates. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai "Max" Nergui)

Terry VanMeter, director of personnel services, was in charge of organizing the event. Those helping with the faculty/staff recognition committee were: Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs; Connie Wilson, academic coordinator; Kellie Vaughn, secretary to the president; Joan Stansbury, secretary in campus ministries/church relations special projects; Donna Pirouz, associate professor of modern foreign language; Pam Tennant, Student Center coordinator; Joan McKinney, news and publications coordinator; Lindsey Benningfield, office assistant to the president; and Janet Coffey, payroll clerk.

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.

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