CU to host Carver School of Social Work information meeting in Somerset

July 24, 2009
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Carver School of Social Work is holding a meeting Wednesday, July 29, to gauge the level of interest in persons interested in obtaining a social work degree.


The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 107 of the Student Commons Building on the North Campus of Somerset Community and Technical College in Somerset.


Campbellsville University faculty and university administrators will be on hand to discuss the courses that may be offered depending on the level of interest. There will be a time for question and answers.


Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean of the Carver School of Social Work, said, “We have had a lot of inquiries regarding careers in social work from people in Southern and Southeast Kentucky.”


She said CU and her Carver School faculty are “excited about the prospects of bringing courses to Somerset and helping people with associate degrees to gain credits in social work.”


“This is an important field of study and we appreciate the support from our colleagues at Somerset Community College,” said Dr. H. Keith Spears, Campbellsville University vice president for regional and professional education.


“SCC’s Provost Tony Honeycutt and Interim Academic Dean Sharon Whitehead are to be credited with their vigilance on behalf of their students,” he said.


“Seeking professional offerings, such as social work, for the region, may make it possible for students to remain close to home, yet acquire educational courses in professional fields.”    


Campbellsville University also has programs in early childhood education and criminal justice at the Somerset Campus.


Accredited by The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Carver School of Social Work provides undergraduate and graduate programs in social work and in counseling.  


With a full contingent of professional faculty, Carver offers programs of study on the main campus in Campbellsville, Ky., and on the university’s branch campus in Louisville, Ky.


Further, the institution has supported humanitarian efforts such as Cardboard Nation, the Taylor County Ministerial Association Homeless Shelter, family services in Tanzania, Africa and a community outreach in Esmeralda. Mexico.


Spears said the CU Office of Regional and Professional Education is enlarging the footprint of the university’s impact of service to Kentucky. It operates the university’s Louisville Campus and supports programs in Somerset, Elizabethtown and Erlanger.  A new campus is under construction at Hodgenville with another campus undergoing design for Radcliff.


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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