March 6, 2015
For Immediate Release
By Drew Tucker, communications assistant
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Heritage means a lot of things to a lot of people. At Campbellsville University it is the achievements, traditions and beliefs that make up the history of the university.
|On March 18, Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, will be the guest speaker on Campbellsville University’s Heritage Day at 10 a.m. in CU’s Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.|
In addition to Cheatham speaking, student Michael Jennings, SGA president, will give the invocation, and Connie Wilson, academic coordinator, will read from Scripture, with Dr. Joe Early, Jr., associate professor of theology, introducing Cheatham.
The CU Heritage Committee members will also be recognized.
Tony Gabehart and Professors of Music Dr. Wesley Roberts and Dr. Mark Bradley will provide special music. The final hymn will be “Campbellsville, We Love Thee.”
Cheatham has been with CU for 42 years, serving on numerous committees and as faculty representative on several administrative positions. He was also faculty chairman and vice chairman and faculty representative to the CU Board of Trustees for two terms.
Following his graduation from CU in 1965, he received a master of science in 1968 from Tennessee Technological University and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 1972.
He received a second master’s degree, a master of science in computer science education, in 1984 from the University of Evansville.
Cheatham was awarded the first “Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award” sponsored by The Sears-Roebuck Foundation in 1989 on campus.
He is also the recipient of the Campbellsville University “Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award” given by the university’s Board of Advisors.
In 1992 he was awarded the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber of Commerce “Educator of the Year Award.” He received it again in 2000.
Cheatham became a Distinguished Alumnus at CU in 2002.
In addition to teaching at Campbellsville University, Cheatham has also taught at Western Kentucky University, Campbell College in North Carolina, Taylor County High School and teaching assistantships at UK and Tennessee Tech.
Cheatham has announced he will retire at the end of the spring semester.
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 campbellsville.edu.