CU Honors Terry Black with First Derby Rose Gala Award

Terry Black, right, of Louisville, was presented the first CU Derby Rose Gala Award by Steve Horner. (CU Photo by Linda Waggener)


Terry Black, right, of Louisville, was presented the first CU Derby Rose Gala Award by Steve Horner. (CU Photo by Linda Waggener)





June 19, 2009

 For Immediate Release




By Linda Waggener, CU feature writer


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Advancement Board has awarded Louisville attorney Terry Black, a 1966 graduate of CU, with the first annual Derby Rose Gala Award.


Board member Stephen Horner (CU ’65) made the announcement at the first Derby Rose Gala recently on campus.


“Terry Black was unanimously selected,” Horner said, “by the Advancement Board, to be the first recipient of the DRG award.” He said that Black was the second president, after Dr. Bruce Heilman, of Campbellsville University’s Board of Advisors, the predecessor of the current Advancement Board.


Black received the inaugural award due to his leadership of the Board of Advisors (now Advancement Board) for several years and for his role in initiating the distinguished faculty award program and being a strong advocate for Campbellsville University in other areas.  Black has also served as a member of CU’s denominational relations committee and has been a long and tireless advocate for Campbellsville University.


Gwinn Thompson Hahn, a 1970 CU graduate, who is an Advancement Board member, introduced the special music to set the tone for the gala, My Old Kentucky Home, which was sung by Betty Wolford Porter, a 1963 CU graduate.


Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, thanked the crowd of approximately 200 alumni, guests, faculty and staff. “Each of you,” he said, “helps to create the sweet spirit on this campus where God can speak directly to our students.”


Carter introduced Sara Curry, who attended CU from 1964 to 1968, and who chaired the development event, as “one who attended CU and is known locally as a distinguished businesswoman who gets things done.” Curry said that the event had already gained enough popularity that the date had been set for next year’s gala for April 26, 2010.


The guest speaker for the event was Jeff Sheppard, a former University of Kentucky Final Four basketball star, and a successful businessman in his hometown, London, Ky. He was recruited and introduced by Advancement Board member Roy Rich, who graduated from CU in 1967, who said Sheppard was just the person to bring the message.


Sheppard told the crowd that he’d learned two keys to success whether in a game or in business: “Continue to show up, and keep trying.” He said that his parents were his dream shapers helping him since age six when he dreamed of playing in the Final Four for UK.


“By being here and giving to the CU Scholarship Fund, you are giving some six-year-old kid the ability to pursue his or her dream here in the future,” he said.


Proceeds from this year’s Derby Rose Gala were dedicated to the CU scholarship fund which was larger because of these sponsors listed with thanks from the committee in the DRG program: Gordon Foods Inc., Pioneer College Caterers Inc., Campbellsville University Graduate String Quartet, Donors of Silent Auction, Gwinn Hahn, Betty Barnes Hord, Lake Cumberland Resort, Lebanon Jewelry, Louisville Slugger, Magnolia Alley, Marcum’s Gallery, Mary Anne’s Hallmark, Natalie’s Boutique, Papers Unique, Square Books,  Oxford,  MS, Valu-Market and Wal-Mart of Campbellsville.


Advancement Board Members are: John Bertram, Larry Bowen, Louis Burden, Etta Calvert, Bill Chandler, James Coffey, Sara Curry, Cliff Fowler, Gwinn Hahn, Betty Hord, Stephen Horner, Kimble Jessie, James Jones, Leo Luken, David Nunery, Paul Patton, Ken Pope, Roy Rich, Preston Siler and Joel Stewart with Bowen, Curry, Hahn and Horner serving on the Derby Rose Gala Committee


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 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 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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