Campbellsville University holds pinning ceremony for social work baccalaureate and master students

Campbellsville University holds pinning ceremony for social work baccalaureate and master students
The six masters candidates gather after receiving their hoods during the School of Social Work pinning ceremony at Campbellsville University. Included in the photo from left are: Della Bowens, Marie Buddie, Kayla Reece, Natoya Scott-Blackmore, William Hodges Jr. and Sally Wheeldon. (CU photo by Ariel Emberton)

By Matthew M. Billiot, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “Today is a day of celebration,” Dr. Helen Mudd, dean of the Carver School of Social Work, director of BSW and professor of social work, said while welcoming students and their families to the pinning and baccalaureate ceremony at Campbellsville University.

Students who were pinned for obtaining their baccalaureate of social work were: Kimberley Bayse, Louisville, Ky.; Cara Butcher, Buffalo, N.Y.; Jessica Collett, Greensburg, Ky.; Kelley Fisher, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Lisa Gray, Louisville, Ky.;

William Hodges Jr., Morristown, Tenn.; Adam Morrow, Somerset, Ky.; Susan Murphy, Lebanon, Ky.; Acquanita Pettis, Riviera Beach, Fla.; and Dorota Zachary, North Las Vegas, Nev.

Students who were pinned for earning their master of social work degree were: Emily Akin, Franklin, Ky.; Kayla Baker of Science Hill, Ky.; Della Bowens, Louisville, Ky.; Marie Buddie, Crestview, Fla., Margaret Campbell, Catlettsburg, Ky.;

Jade Cotton, Leclaire, Iowa; Jacqueline Dean, Richmond, Ky.; Victoria Dunn, Owenton, Ky.; Teresa Ford, Florence, S.C.; Lily Gayheart, Hazard, Ky.; Sally Gomes, Owensboro, Ky.; Denisha Haynes, San Lorenzo, Calif.; Mary Hennicke, Cheyenne, Wyo.;

Barbara Howard, Wayland, Ky.; Jessica Johnson, Lexington, Ky.; Courtney Jones, Ashland, Ky.; Jessica Jones Reece, Lebanon, Tenn.; Yanique Marchant, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Sarah McGaughey, Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Tracey McKinney, Berea, Ky.;

Amanda Powell, St. Augustine, Ill.; Kayla Reece, Campbellsville, Ky.; Natoya Scott- Blackmore, Decatur, Ga.; Tiffany Smith, Clinton, Miss.; Bonnie Strong, Jackson, Ky.; Tristan Thomas, Warsaw, Ky.; Sally Wheeldon, Somerset, Ky.; and Whitney Yankey, Grayson, Ky.

Lisa Gray of Louisville and Susan Murphy of Lebanon were awarded the Phi Alpha honor. The Special award was given to Lisa Gray.

“We take our students outside the classroom to learn about the world,” Mudd said.

Renee Sartin, associate professor of social work, ended the pinning ceremony by singing “Mary Did You Know.”

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 13,000 students offering more than 90 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with Kentucky instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. The university also has a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

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