CU to Honor Tesseneers at Reception

July 1, 2009
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

 Dr. Ralph and Laura Tesseneer CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Ralph and Laura Tesseneer have been involved with Christian higher education for many years, and that commitment will be honored Sunday, July 19, with a reception in their honor.

The reception is to recognize their contributions to Christian higher education and to offer others an opportunity to contribute to the endowed scholarship in their honor.

The event will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT in the Betty Dobbins Heilman House (the president’s home) on the university campus at 1 Tiger Way.

To date, family and friends have donated $6,750 to the endowed fund, and $1,250 has been received to the restricted fund to be awarded to students this academic year.

“Some close friends of Ralph and Laura asked me what they could do to make a gift in their honor.   I recommended giving to an endowed scholarship in recognition of this dear couple’s commitment to Christian higher education,” according to Joe Walters, senior campaign officer in the Office of Development.

“Endowed scholarships help recognize someone’s legacy by assisting students in furthering their education at Campbellsville University,” he said.

Dr. Ralph Tesseneer has served as a trustee, vice president for development and has taught at Campbellsville University. Laura Tesseneer has served as a grants writer at CU.

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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