CU Receives $15,000 from Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Inc.

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has received $15,000 from Citizens Bank & Trust Co., according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

The donation is to be used by Clay Hill Memorial Forest and the Alexander Hoffmann Silviculture Demonstration Area and Nature Center.

CU Receives $15,000 from Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Inc.
Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Inc. has donated $15,000 to Campbellsville University. From left are: Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academics; Dr. Mike Page, chair of the division of natural science and professor of biology; Dr. Richie Kessler, associate professor of biology/environmental studies program coordinator; Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University; Mark Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Inc.; and Benji Kelly, CU vice president for development. (Campbellsville University Photo by André Tomaz)

Johnson said his board of directors have great community pride, and they value the asset of Clay Hill.

“Our board wants to foster good projects in this community that benefit generations to come,” he said.

He said he has worked with Dr. Richie Kessler, associate professor of biology and environmental studies program coordinator, for years so “It’s a great fit to help with both Clay Hill and the Alexander Hoffmann house.”

Johnson said Citizens Bank & Trust Co. continues to support CU in its efforts to expand social and cultural diversity and opportunity in Campbellsville.

“Campbellsville University is a huge asset for this region,” he said.

Carter thanked Citizens Bank & Trust Co. for their civic mindedness and for their support of CU for numerous years.

“We appreciate your tremendous support and belief in Christian higher education,” said Carter.

For more information on donations to Campbellsville University, contact Benji Kelly, vice president for development, at (270) 789-5211 or

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.