Nobel Prize winner to speak at Campbellsville University chapel service

By Ariel C. Emberton, staff writer/photographer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Ken Brockman, Nobel Prize winner and retired director of the division of the nuclear installation safety for the International Atomic Energy Agency, will speak at Campbellsville University’s chapel service on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

Brockman is an energy expert who has worked to provide safety consultation to the commercial nuclear industry throughout the world. He works with regulatory authorities for the development of oversight programs and with nuclear facilities in assuring the operations are conducted in a safe and ethical manner. He also works with clients to help respond to regulatory and legal challenges.

He also served as the director of the divisions of reactor and reactor projects, USNRC-Region IV. He was over the inspection and assessment program for the 21 commercial nuclear power reactors in the Western United States.

Brockman is an experienced energy professional and has served as subject matter expert in the areas of operations, engineering, security and emergency response. He managed the inspection programs to assure the safety of nuclear power plants in the Western United States. Brockman also served as the NCR’s spokesperson in numerous public forums about the safety and security surrounding independence and ethical dedication of his inspectors.

He is a member of the academic review committee for Nuclear Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He lectures regularly at domestic and international universities.

In 1972, Brockman graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He completed nuclear engineering studies with Westinghouse Electric Company in 1979 and in 1994 he obtained his Master’s degree in Public Administration from The American University.

Brockman also holds an Honorary Doctorate in International Relations from the Gomel State Medical University (Belarus). He received the Meritorious Rank Award from the president of the United States in 2001 for his managerial expertise as a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service. When he received his Nobel Peace Prize in 2005, he was an executive with the IAEA.

He resides in Kentucky with his wife, Judy.

All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 15) 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 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.

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