CU Designated ‘Military Friendly School’

Aug. 24, 2009

For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

Campbellsville University has been selected as a G.I. Jobs magazine “Military Friendly School” placing the institution in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide who are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

The designation allows the magazine to recommend Campbellsville University as a quality school for veterans to attend.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, “Campbellsville University is pleased to have been named to the list of military friendly schools. We are working hard to accommodate the needs of students of all ages, and we are certainly aware of the unique needs of adult students including those who have served our nation in military service.”

Carter said CU emphasizes servant leadership among the faculty, staff and students. “There is no group in our society who display any more servant leadership than those who serve in the military,” he said.

“To be recognized among 15 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities in this form is an honor, and more importantly, it means that we are serious about being an institution where military veterans, as well as those still serving, are welcome and honored.”

Campbellsville University participates in the “Post 911 G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program,” and Carter said, “Campbellsville University is prepared and ready to welcome those men and women who have served America in the armed forces.”

“I see this designation as a recognition that Campbellsville University strives to provide a strong academic support system for all students,” Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, said.

“We are especially thankful for the sacrifices our students who have served in the military have given for our country,” he said.

Campbellsville University and Western Kentucky University partnered to provide a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Campbellsville University in 2006.

Students can earn a ROTC leadership studies minor from CU. The program is under the School of Business and Economics at CU.

ROTC prepares students for responsibilities as “commissioned” officers in the active Army, Army Reserve or Amy National Guard following graduation.

Students attend WKU for one day each week, and CU provides transportation to Western. The rest of the student’s studies will be on the campus of Campbellsville University.

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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in the south. CU has been ranked 17 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 11th year as president.   

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