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Campbellsville University Wins 2015 KEMI Destiny Award

Feb. 10, 2016
For Immediate Release


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Campbellsville University receives the Destiny Award from the Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance. Otto Tennant, Campbellsville University vice president for finance and administration, center, receives the award. Others in picture from left are: Christiaan Volkert from Van Meter Insurance. Eli Roberts, loss education and safety representative with KEMI; Tim Judd, associate vice president for for finance and controller at Campbellsville University; Lisa Ferguson, Campbellsville University’s director of purchasing; Tennant; Terry VanMeter, Campbellsville University’s director of personnel services; William Hubbard, claims relations manager with KEMI; and Cheryl Hoffer, senior underwriter with KEMI. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)

By Hanna Hall, student news writer

Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance honors Campbellsville University as one of fourteen Kentucky organizations to win the KEMI Destiny Award for their commitment and success in maintaining a safe workplace.

KEMI is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Kentucky, providing coverage to more than 23,000 policyholders in all 120 counties of the state. The company is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best for its financial stability.

The Destiny Awards are presented annually by KEMI to policyholders that best exemplify KEMI’s motto, “Control your own destiny.” The awards symbolize what can be accomplished when organizations work together to improve workplace safety.

The following policyholders were selected after meeting a stringent set of criteria set forth by KEMI: Ale 8 One Bottling Company, Campbellsville University, Central Bank, Central Seal Company, Chu Con Incorporated, CLARK Material Handling Company, Clas Coal Company, Frankfort Plant Board, Graf Brother Flooring, Hebron Fire Protection District, Hibbs Electromechanical, Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Company, Northern Kentucky Water District, Owensboro Municipal Utilities, and Worthington Fire Protection District.
Measures that have helped reduce workers’ compensation costs for this elite group of policyholders include the implementation of formal safety programs, the completion of on-site training and regular meetings, and an ongoing commitment to safety from all levels throughout their organizations.

“Campbellsville University strives to foster a culture of safety for each member of the faculty and staff. We want each person to return home to his or her families at the end of the day safely. Safety is approached from a standpoint of common sense and the idea that accidents can be prevented. The central idea behind prevention of accidents is caring about each other’s well being and realizing safety is everyone’s responsibility. Each member of the faculty and staff does a great job being aware of their surroundings and attentive to possible hazards,” said Terry VanMeter, CU director of personnel services.

Campbellsville University is very deserving of this award due to the commitment of its outstanding faculty and staff. If you would like to see this beautiful award presented to the University please stop by the Personnel Office in the Administration building on campus where it is currently on display.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is