By Kaitlyn Fowler, student news writer, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Daryl Davis, entertainer, author and lecturer, will speak at Campbellsville University’s chapel service at 10 a.m., Feb. 12 in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
Davis is an international recording artist and actor and is the leader of his own band, “The Daryl Davis Band.” He is a vocalist, guitarist and composer.
He has played with the Legendary Blues Band, formerly Muddy Waters, and has played with Chuck Berry. Besides Berry, Davis has worked with many others like Jerry Lee Lewis, The Platters, The Drifters and Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, to name a few.
Not only is Davis a musician, he is also an actor and has been in plays and on television. On the stage, Davis has been in William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life, Elvis Mania and Polk County. He has appeared in movies and on television such as Roseanne, Good Morning America and David Letterman.
Davis had a role on the critically acclaimed five-year HBO television series, The Wire, and has done a documentary called Accidental Courtesy.
Davis has received multiple awards for his work. He is a recipient of the Elliott-Black Award and the Bridge Builder Award from the American Ethical Union and Washington Ethical Society, respectively.
Davis attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. and earned a bachelor degree of music.
Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.
All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU TV (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 15.1) and are streamed live on the internet at wlcutv.com.
For information about chapel, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 14,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region. The website for complete information is www.campbellsville.edu.
Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.