Greater Campbellsville United Awards Clinkscales Humanitarian Award to Margaret Stewart at CU Chapel Program

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University was the host when Margaret Mills Stewart of Campbellsville was presented the Frances Clinkscales Humanitarian Award by Wanda Washington, Greater Campbellsville United coordinator, and John Chowning, chair of the board of Greater Campbellsville United.

The occasion was during an address by John Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission, at chapel in the Ransdell Chapel on campus.

Washington explained that the award is given in honor Frances Clinkscales, a former board member of Greater Campbellsville United and a City of Campbellsville councilwoman. She died Feb. 27, 2008, in Elizabethtown, Ky.

“Miss Frances is someone this community will never forget,” Washington said. “Miss Frances let everyone she met know that she loved them and shared her unique words: ‘Pretty, pretty.’”

“The Greater Campbellsville United board wishes to continue her legacy,” Washington said.

The annual Frances Clinkscales Humanitarian Award is the fulfillment of that desire.

Washington said Stewart was employed at the Taylor County Public Library 21 years. Stewart is a “valuable historian for the community,” Washington said.

She has participated in and is still involved in various women organizations. She attends Pleasant Union Baptist Church where she sings hymns. Stewart was a friend of Clinkscales.

She is a 1944 graduate of Durham High School.

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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