LaRue County Chamber of Commerce hosts CU at May luncheon

LaRue County Chamber of Commerce hosts CU at May luncheon

May 27, 2010
For Immediate Release


John Chowning, Campbellsville University vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, represented the university and her new Hodgenville Brockman Center as speaker at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce May luncheon in downtown Hodgenville. (CU photo by Linda Waggener)

LaRue Chamber of Commerce hosts speaker John Chowning from Campbellsville University at May luncheon in Hodgenville

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY – John Chowning, Campbellsville University vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, represented the university and her new Hodgenville Brockman Center at the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce May luncheon.

He told the business and industry leaders that new programs and locations like the one in Hodgenville are fueling the growth of CU’s Vision 2025: Preparing Christian Servant Leaders.

“CU is proud to be part of this great community by having a presence in Hodgenville’s Brockman Center,” Chowning said. “The local facility was made possible through the generosity of two friends of CU, Mr. Paul Hilpp, businessman from Lebanon, who gave the building, and Dr. Britt Brockman who gave a major gift to prepare the building for classes in honor of his parents, Russell and Sue Brockman, of Hodgenville.

Chowning said that the university is working to make sure the Brockman Center is a valued part of the community by continuing to build on these gifts to Campbellsville University. He invited everyone to attend the upcoming open house at the Brockman Center on June 29, 2010, where schedules and information on classes and start times will be available. In addition to academic course offerings, the popular Kids College, held last year at City Hall, will be held at the Brockman Center in July as well as the leadership training coming up for candidates in August.


Three generations of the LaRue family attended the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, May 19, 2010 on Lincoln Square in Hodgenville. Shown with speaker John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, at left, are: Alex, Jack and Jim LaRue. Chowning said that he remembered the LaRue family name from his childhood visits to his Brockman cousins when he would visit Hodgenville. (CU photo by Linda Waggener)

He said that the Brockman Center is not only a place for classes for both the university and the Technology Training Center, but it is quickly becoming the place where leaders of the main campus and the Louisville center can meet and plan for implementation of regional programs as it has in April and May for adult education. He also mentioned the recent news of the agreement signing between CU and ECTC which will allow students from ECTC to have a “smooth and seamless” transfer to CU to obtain degrees in four areas.

He said the faculty has approved new majors in Spanish, missions, and organizational leadership. These will go before CU’s Board of Trustees in July and these are expected to make the new totals of 48 programs of study at the undergraduate level, 16 master’s programs and four post graduate study areas.

Chowning said that even while there is exciting growth in every area of the university, now enrolling over 3,000 students, “Our president, Dr. Michael Carter, will tell you from his passion for Christian Higher Education that we make no major decisions without going back to our mission statement and core values. We make no apologies for being a Christian school with a mission of preparing Christian servant leaders.”

For more information contact John E. Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president by phone at 270-789-5520 phone or by e-mail at jechowning@campbellsville.edu. The internet connection for continuous Campbellsville University updates is www.campbellsville.edu.

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.