CU Employs Rucker as New Admissions Counselor

By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Kristin Rucker of Campbellsville has been named an admissions counselor at Campbellsville University, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

Rucker will be serving and recruiting from the Western Kentucky Region, which includes Fulton, Hickman, Ballard, Graves, Calloway, Marshall, Carlisle, McCracken, Livingston, Lyon, Trigg, Caldwell, Crittenden, Christian, Hopkins, Webster, Union, Henderson, Todd, Muhlenberg, McLean, Daviess, Logan, Simpson, Allen, Warren, Butler, Edmonson, Grayson, Ohio, Hancock, Breckinridge and Meade counties.

Rucker, a 2004 graduate of Taylor County High School, is also a cum laude 2007 graduate of CU. She received a bachelor of science in biology and chemistry.

“When I was a student, I always knew that Campbellsville University was a Christian institution and I was blessed to develop close relationships with my professors and classmates,” said Rucker.

“Campbellsville University was the perfect choice. I wanted a small, Christian atmosphere where I could be challenged academically and spiritually. CU not only met my expectations, but exceeded them in every way.”

Rucker was a member of the CU women’s golf team and also served as editor of the Maple Trail yearbook.

Rucker, also a part-time youth minister at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, said her time as a youth minister helped her develop a desire to help students, and helped her decide to pursue her current position at CU.

“Through my experience as a youth minister, I knew I was passionate about working with high school students, and when a position in admissions became available here at CU, I knew it would be a wonderful fit for me.”

“I consider it an honor and a part of my ministry to get to know each student individually and help them and their families navigate through one of the most difficult choices they will make in their lives,” she said.

Rucker said with her job, she hopes make a difference in people’s lives. “It is my hope and prayer that through my attitude and actions, I can show others, especially prospective students, Christ’s love and represent Campbellsville University to them in a way that leaves a positive and permanent impressions in their hearts,” said Rucker.

Rucker, who said she is in the process of enrolling in CU’s online masters of business administration program, is the daughter of Raymond and Arletia Rucker of Campbellsville.

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 36 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 tenth year as president.

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