Pennebaker Scholarships Awarded by Campbellsville University School of Education

By Linda Waggener, assistant director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University’s School of Education recognized and honored the recipients of the Pennebaker Scholarship Award recently at a reception in the Administration Building.

Lisa Curry of Greensburg, Lindsey Engle from Meade County and Kenneth Shadoan from Madison County were honored during the ceremony which was attended by Jean Pennebaker of Campbellsville, the scholarship donor.

President Michael V. Carter and Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, helped Pennebaker present the awards, made annually to graduate students in the master of arts in education (MAE) program who meet the scholarship criteria.

“The Pennebaker family exemplifies Campbellsville University’s mission,” Carter told the group of 30 faculty, graduate students and guests, “as affirmed in the requirements for this award.”

Criteria specify that, “a candidate must exemplify Christian values and have a meaningful Christian affiliation, be a resident of Kentucky and a citizen of the United States, show evidence of financial need, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate coursework, be involved in community service and be committed to teaching in Kentucky.”

Curry is a teacher at Greensburg Elementary School. She has been an active member of Greasy Creek Baptist Church for two years where she has served as Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Director. Lisa has a 3.5 GPA in the CU master’s program.

Engle teaches at Flaherty Elementary School. She has been involved extensively in community work as evidenced by receiving the Hutton Award, an award requiring 250 hours of community service. She is active in her church where she started a summer children’s choir and participates in a weekly morning prayer group. She has a 4.0 GPA in the master’s program.

Shadoan is a teacher at Paris Middle School. He has been active in the community as a Scout leader and is an Eagle Scout himself. He also worked in a scholarship fundraising program for Upward Bound and has worked in Habitat for Humanity projects. Ken has a 3.8 GPA in the master’s program.

Following the reception, the School of Education graduate students made presentations on their Action Research Projects, the capstone assessment in the MAE program.

The purpose of the presentations is to provide a scholarship forum for graduates to present their studies to the university at large. The research projects have been implemented in the students’ schools and/or classrooms and were developed over a period of a year and a half.

For more information about the CU School of Education, call (270) 789-5252.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, 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 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.

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