Campbellsville University Derby Rose Gala to be broadcast live on TV & radio

Campbellsville University Derby Rose Gala to be broadcast live on TV & radio


April 9, 2014
For Immediate Release
Jacqueline Nelson, Campbellsville University student and SGA president, and many others dressed for the occasion at the 2013 Derby Rose Gala. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)


By Lindey Young, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University is set to hold the sixth annual Derby Rose Gala on Monday, April 14, with both a live TV and radio production as well as live streaming through www.campbellsville.edu.

“The gala is an important scholarship fundraising event, generating close to $106,000 for scholarships in the past five years,” Benji Kelly, vice president for development, said.

The gala is a black-tie optional event with a guest speaker, gourmet meal and silent auction.

Students from Campbellsville University’s mass communication department will provide full coverage of this event in areas of journalism, radio and television broadcast, photography, public relations and social media.

“The gala is a way for the students to experience the world of media in a real life setting,” Jeannie Clark, general manager of WLCU TV-FM, said.

TV and radio broadcast students will conduct interviews from the maroon carpet outside Winters Dining Hall. WLCU-FM 88.7 will broadcast live beginning at 6 p.m. EDT. The studio host for the night’s events will be Bieonica Parsons, a sophomore from Wartburg, Tenn.


Dr. Michael V. Carter, Campbellsville University president,
and his wife, Debra, pose in front of the Gala’s many
attractions, Jake the Horse. (Campbellsville University
Photo by Nara Amarsanaa)

The on-site reporters include Mallory Vest, a sophomore from Muskegon, Mich.; Clayton Embry, a sophomore from Morgantown, Ky.; Katelyn Chalk, a sophomore from Frankfort, Ky., and Kevin Thomas, a senior from Elizabethtown, Ky.

Jordan Antle and Ellie McKinley, seniors from Campbellsville, will be the television hosts for the evening. They will provide full television coverage starting at 6 p.m. EDT on Comcast TV channel 10.

A’Darius Pegues, a senior from Fayetteville, N.C.; Kinly Bertram, a senior from Monticello, Ky.; Aletheia Chesnut, a junior from Winchester, Ky., and Ian McGuffin, a junior from Bardstown, Ky., will serve as on-site television reporters.

Social media teams will exchange information about the Derby Rose Gala before, during and after the event. Follow and like the Derby Rose Gala on Facebook at facebook.com/Campbellsville.derbyrosegala. A photo album will be uploaded after the event takes place.

Follow the gala on Twitter at @CUDRG and on Instagram @CUDerbyRoseGala, using the hashtag #cudrg2014 when uploading a photo or commenting about the night. Also, there will be a blog at wordpress.com/derbyrosegala. There will be updates about the gala, the speaker, silent auction and much more.

A special section of the Campus Times will be sent to the printer the Wednesday following the event. This 24-page, magazine style publication will feature student produced pieces as well as student photography.

You can watch the gala with live streaming by going to the CU website at www.campbellsville.edu and to a link that will be on one of the banners on the home page on April 14.

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 campbellsville.edu.


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