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CU’s LINC helps welcome incoming freshmen as fall semester approaches

Aug. 18, 2015
For Immediate Release

Matt Wehle and Clawz
Matt Wehle, right, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Clawz, Campbellsville University’s mascot,
call for receivers to go deep during Campbellsville University’s LINC (Campbellsville University
Photo by Bethany Lester)

By Jordan Antle, communications assistant

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Incoming freshmen took the first steps in their higher education career at Campbellsville University on July 24-25, during CU’s new student orientation, LINC.

This two-day orientation helps incoming students prepare for the transition from high school to college. In total, Campbellsville University has welcomed 472 incoming freshmen throughout LINC so far this summer.

Tammy McWhorter, LINC coordinator, helps incoming students realize they are not alone in this exciting time. “I think it helps to calm nerves, solidify decisions and comforts parents. It really is a win-win for everyone,” she said.

LINC is an acronym that stands for learning in a new environment, investing in your future, navigating life changes and connecting to Campbellsville University.

“I chose Campbellsville because of the Christian campus and how absolutely beautiful it is here,” Cheyenne Day, incoming student from Somerset, Ky., said.

During LINC, students had the opportunity to set up many aspects that they will use over the course of their time at Campbellsville University.

From meeting with academic advisors to receiving their university identification cards, students were able to get ahead of the game in preparation for their first semester at Campbellsville.

“I decided to come to Campbellsville because I really felt that God has laid on my heart to do something with counseling,” Jeremy Taylor of Boyle County, Ky., said.

Students also had a chance to become more familiar with Campbellsville University’s campus as well as scheduling classes for the fall semester and meeting with the Office of Business Services.

“I chose Campbellsville University because of the good Christian environment and the academic opportunities,” Brittany Frye, incoming student from Somerset, Ky., said.

On top of getting the essentials in order, students met other incoming freshmen as well as CU faculty, staff and coaches with whom they will spend time with upon arrival for the fall semester.

“I came to Campbellsville because of the community. It’s very quiet, and I can focus here,” Kaya Taylor of Radcliff, Ky., said.

LINC also allows upperclassmen a chance to give back to the institution and make an impact on incoming students while sharing similar experiences as they did during their orientation.

“The student LINC team is a group of some of our best and brightest, and it is always a pleasure to see them step up and minister to the LINC students and also each other,” McWhorter said.

The student LINC team shows incoming freshmen first hand what it means to be Christian servant leaders, which Campbellsville University strives to produce.

Bethany Lester, student LINC worker, enjoyed the chance to invest in the future of new CU students.

“It was awesome to be a part of an event that so many students remember throughout their college experience. I know I definitelyhave made somememories to last a lifetime,” she said.

It’s not too late to enroll for the fall semester at Campbellsville University.

A make up LINC is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24 for those interested in enrolling or those who missed the previous LINCs this summer.

For more information on LINC, contact Tammy McWhorter at (270) 789-5415 or visit

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is