Students pinned in School of Education ceremony

Students pinned in School of Education ceremony

Jan. 10, 2013
For Immediate Release

Amanda Carnes, right, receives her education pin at the CU School of Education Pinning Ceremony
Dec. 14 in the Russ Mobley Theater from Dr. Sharon Hundley, associate professor of education and
chair of the early childhood education program. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C.

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- The Campbellsville University School of Education held its second annual pinning ceremony for undergraduates in the School of Education in the morning before commencement Dec. 14 in the Russ Mobley Theater on campus.

Students in the interdisciplinary early childhood education; early childhood education; P-5 elementary education; 5-9 middle grades education, 8-12 secondary education and p-12 elementary-secondary education were recognized.

Karlie Neal, a senior from Danville, Ky., represented the students and spoke from Proverts 3:5-6 which says to: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Neal said she leaned on God, who has done a lot in her life, while she was student teaching. She said she learned she could do the teaching expected of her and, “If you are a teacher, you know that teaching is for you. As a teacher, we are perpetual students, always learning and resolving conflicts.

“You know you can really learn when you can teach to others.”

Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, urged the students to thank those who have helped them along their college journey.

He spoke of the national accreditation team from the National Council of Teacher Education (NCATE), the standard of excellence in teacher preparation, who had a “tremendous” visit on campus in November. “I’m very proud of our faculty and staff in the School of Education,” he said.

Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education, welcomed the audience and explained the origin of the pinning ceremony, which was suggested by students in Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor education society.

The puzzle shaped pin is at the heart of student learning, she said. “Everything we do is empowering students with skills we know will be effective. Everything we do equips our students with knowledge for skills in the classroom,” she said.

Tyler Hardy, center, was congratulated by his grandparents Peggy, left, and Al Hardy, former
long-time employee at CU, before the pinning ceremony. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan
C. McKinney)

The following were pinned, with the faculty member pinning them at the beginning of the listing:

Interdisciplinary early childhood education and early childhood education – Dr. Sharon Hundley, associate professor of education and chair of the ECE program; Stephanie Ash of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Kaitlin Bradshaw of Lebanon, Ky.; Amanda Carnes of London, Ky.; Jessica DeLaRosa of Campbellsville;

Rebekah Donovan of Brooks, Ky.; Melanie Edlin of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Brenda Evans of Louisville, Ky.; Sharon Fragier of Louisville, Ky.; Susan Isherwood of Louisville, Ky.; Darlene King of Louisville, Ky.; Parise Lewis of Louisville, Ky.;

Michelle McIntosh of LaGrange, Ky.; Channelle McQueen of London, Ky.; Debra Mitchell of Louisville, Ky.; Shannon Richardson of Campbellsville; Denise Rose of Greensburg, Ky.; Tamara Thompson of Louisville, Ky.; Paula Tucker of Louisville, Ky.; and Yolanda Walker of Louisville, Ky.;

P-5, elementary education – Dr. Carol Garrison, professor of Education; Karlie Neal of Danville, Ky.; and Hannah Boyd of Simpsonville, Ky.;

5-9, middle grades education – Dr. Beverly Ennis, associate professor of education; James Tyler Hardy of Campbellsville, Ky.; Lindsey Hammers of Fairdale, Ky.; and Shannon Lemons of Lebanon Junction, Ky.;

8-12, secondary education – Dr. Robert VanEst, professor of education; Jonas Bohm of Berlin, Germany; Lauren Haines of Campbellsville, Ky.; Lindsey Hammers of Fairdale, Ky.; Katie Kelien of Bloomfield, Ky.; Shannon Lemons of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Matthew Shirley of Columbia, Ky.; and NaKisha Stargel of Campbellsville, Ky.;

P-12, elementary-secondary education, Dr. Donna Hedgepath, associate professor of education and chair of the undergraduate program; Josh Ashbrook of Campbellsville, Ky.; Hannah Boyd of Simpsonville, Ky.; Tiffany Crowe of Danville, Ky.; Andrea Fackler of Irvington, Ky.; Jennette Pryor of Louisville, Ky.; J.D. Ragland of Munfordville, Ky.; Lee Spicer of Louisville, Ky.; and Chad Woosley of Brandenburg, Ky.

For more information about the School of Education, contact Priddy at bapriddy@campbellsville or at (270) 789-5344.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 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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