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Campbellsville University social work students inducted into Phi Alpha honor society

May 13, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Carver School of Social Work and Counseling recently inducted several students into the Phi Alpha honor society for social work students.

Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work, presented the candidates who have earned membership in Carver School of Social Work and Counseling’s Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society—XI Omega Phi Alpha with a medallion and certificate for their achievement.

The undergraduates inducted for 2009-2010 are: Deanna Barnes of Campbellsville; Jessica Miller of Rushville, Ind.; Candace Mattingly of Loretto, Ky.; Leigh Anne Johnson of Campbellsville; Tiarra Wilham of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Kristen Carter of Columbia, Ky.;

Barbara Crew, a Somerset graduate, of Science Hill, Ky.; Laura Johnson of Rockport, Texas; Mary Miles of Raywick, Ky.; Nikki Starr of Paducah, Ky.; Tonia Skaggs of Campbellsville; and Erica Stevens of Taylorsville, Ky.

The graduate students inducted for 2009-2010 are: Krissy Cooper of Campbellsville; Tony Rutherford of Columbia, Ky.; Tracy Murray of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Anne Adcock of Somerset; Hanna Camic of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Misty Curry of Greensburg, Ky.; Phoebe Dewar-Williams of Elizabethtown;

Gloria Greynolds of Liberty, Ky.; Baerette King of Lewisport, Ky.; Lesley Newton of Campbellsville; Shannon Nottingham of Leitchfield, Ky.; Patricia Scott of Columbia; and Jessica Young of Hodgenville, Ky.


“Every graduate is special,” Mudd said, “They have worked really hard.”

She also noted that the 2009-2010 graduating class, which is the 15th class of undergraduates of the Carver School of Social Work at CU, has more honor graduates than any other graduating class.

The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals, according to the organization’s website.

Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

An undergraduate student is eligible for membership after achieving the following national requirements and meeting local chapter requirements: declared social work as a major; achieved sophomore status; completed eight semester hours of required social work courses; achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); achieved a 3.25 GPA in required social work courses.

A graduate student is eligible for membership after completing one term of course work with the minimum number of social work credits as determined by the local chapter and achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5.

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 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.