CU to be in Somerset May 8 for ‘Campaign for the Commonwealth’

April 29, 2014
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Office of Development staff will be visiting Somerset Thursday, May 8 in another stop in the university’s “Campaign for the Commonwealth” at 6 p.m. at the Larry and Beverly Noe Education Center at 3825c South Highway 27, Somerset.

The public is invited to attend; however, RSVPs are due to the Office of Development by May 2 to Paula Smith, director of alumni relations, at or (270) 789-5211.

Benji Kelly, vice president for development, said the Somerset event is the third in a series of 10 events across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Events have been held in Elizabethtown and Louisville with “a great turnout” for each, he said.

He said CU’s “Campaign for the Commonwealth” is poised to increase the awareness and visibility of Campbellsville University and to tell the Campbellsville University story in a way that “even betters positions us as the preeminent Christian university in Kentucky and beyond.”

Alumni, parents and friends are invited to the meetings to recognize those who have served in many ways over the years to advance the mission of Campbellsville University.

The other Kentucky communities to be visited include: Danville/Stanford on May 15 and Lexington on May 22, with the other dates to Bowling Green, Owensboro, Frankfort, Florence and Paducah in the fall.

“We invite you to be part of this great effort,” Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said. “With the growth Campbellsville University has experienced over the past 15 years, God’s leadership has been present in every phase of university life. Now we are poised to continue that growth and serve even more students in the years ahead. Your involvement and support are essential if we are to meet our overall goals.”

The “Campaign for the Commonwealth” is a part of an overall campaign called “Our Time -This Place: The Next Century Campaign for Campbellsville University,” which is raising $61.1 million to reach goals set forth in the university’s “Vision 2025 – Preparing Christian Servant Leaders” strategic plan for the future.

“With this achievement, Campbellsville University will be poised to take the next step forward in preparing young people to become Servant Leaders in Christ’s Kingdom and to continue to emerge as one of America’s premier Christian universities,” Carter said.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is