Campbellsville University to Host Fall Commencement for First Time

By Heather Campbell, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. — For the first time in her history, Campbellsville University will hold a fall commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

Degrees will be conferred to 69 students.

Both graduate and undergraduate students will be honored at this ceremony.

Dr. Skip Alexander, senior pastor of Campbellsville Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker.

Alexander, who says his summary phrase is “I have a love for preaching and a love for people,” received his doctor of ministry from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala. in 2007.

He also received his master of divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and his bachelor of arts degree in religion from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.

He is the former pastor of West Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, where he served from 1995 to 2002.

Alexander has been with Campbellsville Baptist Church since 2002 and has served as an adjunct professor in the CU School of Theology and chairman of the Church Relations Council of Campbellsville University.

He is active in the Taylor County Baptist Association and serves as the chaplain for the Taylor County Regional Hospital in Campbellsville.

Alexander also had an article titled “Questions of the Bible” published in the Western Recorder, the Baptist newspaper for Kentucky.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Records at (270) 789-5233.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.

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