Dinner for Pulaski alumni and friends held at Campbellsville University Noe Education Center

Dinner for Pulaski alumni and friends held at Campbellsville University Noe Education Center

May 14, 2014

For Immediate Release

Paula Smith, left, CU director of alumni relations, is pictured with the Rev. Wayne B. Brickner, 1963 CU alumnus, and 2010 graduate Megan Massey at the “Campaign for the Commonwealth” dinner May 8 in Somerset at the Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

SOMERSET, Ky. – A dinner for Pulaski area alumni and friends was held May 8 at Campbellsville University’s Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center in Somerset as part of the “Campaign for the Commonwealth.”

Benji Kelly, vice president for development, updated dinner guests on the campaign and the work in progress spreading the word about Campbellsville University’s unique Christian educational opportunity for students. He said CU is, “Half way to the campaign goal and is at a critical point where we can put our foot on the pedal and forge ahead, or pat ourselves on the back and coast.” Kelly challenged all present to be part of the effort.

Current Campbellsville University student Marcus Rodgers made it clear that he chose CU because the education is built around Christianity. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

CU student Marcus Rodgers thanked donors because “My university is built around Christianity.” He said he is proud to help welcome prospective students now and share why he made CU his choice.

Somerset Center director Anne Adcock said Campbellsville University is worthy of support because it is providing a much needed service bringing Christian higher education to Pulaski County. She said most of the students who attend the Somerset Center are first-time college students and that CU is making a difference in their lives and those of their entire families.

Monica Bamwine, third from right, CU director of graduate and professional enrollment, brought her Somerset team together May 8 at the alumni and friends dinner. She credited those present who have worked to keep consistency of services and growth of the Somerset Center since the year 2,000. From left are: Anne Adcock, current director of CU’s Somerset Noe Center; Cindy Dishman, former CU Somerset admissions counselor; Allen Copenhaver, instructor in criminal justice; Bamwine; Gina Sears, admissions counselor and degree completion support in Somerset; and Gerri Hull, former admissions counselor. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

The Rev. Wayne B. Brickner, 1963 CU alumnus, was given a gift of appreciation by alumni director Paula Smith who said, “Thank you for being such a caring person who always puts others first.” Brickner is an active servant at the Rev. Ed Massey’s First Baptist Church of Science Hill in northern Pulaski County. Since retirement from teaching at Clarksville (Tenn.) Baptist College, Brickner teaches the adult Sunday School classes there and fills in for Massey when he has to be away.

In Brickner’s response, he put the spotlight on other members of his class, Scotty Clenney and Jerry Bennett, who designed the Campbellsville University seal and the clock tower, respectively.

CU alumni in attendance at the May 8 Campaign dinner were, from left: Zach Smith, left, a 2013 graduate and admissions counselor; with his sister Cait Roberts, center, and Megan Massey who was her roommate and 2010 fellow graduate. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

CU’s “Campaign for the Commonwealth” is part of the overall $61.1 million campaign “Our Time -This Place: The Next Century Campaign for Campbellsville University,” investment in the university’s “Vision 2025 – Preparing Christian Servant Leaders” strategic plan for the future. For more information contact Kelly at (270) 789-5211 or visit the Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center at 3825c South Highway 27, Somerset.

More photos from the event can be found on CU’s Flickr page at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXuD4ZB.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 18 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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