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Campbellsville University announces Fred and Martha Stein as 2019 Distinguished Alumni

Campbellsville University announces Fred and Martha Stein as 2019 Distinguished Alumni
Fred and Martha Stein, 1974 and 1975 graduates, respectively, second and third from left, were awarded the Campbellsville University Distinguished Alumni Award at Homecoming. Making the presentation were from left: Benji Kelly, vice president for development; Dr. Michael V. Carter, president; and Darryl Peavler, director of athletics alumni. (CU Photo by Alexandria D. Swanger)

By Scarlett Birge, student news writer, Office of University Communications

“Fred and Martha Stein exhibit every quality of a distinguished alumni,” Darryl Peavler, director of athletic alumni, said Oct. 18 at the annual Alumni Reception and Award Ceremony on Stapp Lawn.

“Their servant leadership, service, generosity and spirit all exemplify what it means to be a Campbellsville University alumni,” Peavler introduced the Steins at the event during Homecoming.

“Humbling is probably a word to describe this,” said Mr. Stein, a 1974 graduate, as he told of how they took their time at Campbellsville University for granted by explaining that, “As we’ve grown older we look back, we more than realize the vision and the picture and the heart and the spirit of Campbellsville University and all that it’s done.”

Mrs. Stein, who graduated in 1975, spoke about being a first-generation college graduate and how her aunt had pushed her to go to Campbellsville, saying, “Do you want to be a big fish in a little pond, or do you want to be a little fish in a big pond?” She said this push from her aunt allowed her to achieve the opportunity of getting the highest scholarships and grants available.

“We owe a lot to Campbellsville,” Mrs. Stein said as she mentioned not only the great education she received but the love she found at Campbellsville University in her faith and in her husband.

The couple lives in Glendale, Ky.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.