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Campbellsville University Somerset Center to hold commencement celebration April 19

April 14, 2011
For Immediate Release

By Natasha Janes, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A record number of graduates from Campbellsville University’s Somerset Center will be honored at the annual Graduation Celebration at noon Tuesday, April 19 in room 107 of the Harold Rogers Student Commons, 808 Monticello St., Somerset, on the campus of Somerset Community College.

Dr. Jesse T. Correll, president and chairman of First Southern Bancorp, will address the 31 graduates in the three degree-completion programs offered at the Somerset campus. There are 21 graduates in the criminal justice program, seven in early childhood education and three in social work. The students will receive bachelor of science degrees.

“The purpose of this celebration is to congratulate the graduating students and to use it as an opportunity to demonstrate to the greater Somerset community that CU is making significant strides in the region,” Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education, said.

“It is also to show gratitude to the staff and faculty at Somerset Community College for their support and encouragement of students to transfer to CU for baccalaureate degrees along with a chance to bring an element of development into the CU activities in the Somerset region,” he said.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, will give remarks at the ceremony as well as Spears. Deans will recognize the graduates including: Dr. Brenda Priddy, interdisciplinary early childhood education; Dr. Darlene Eastridge, social work; and Dr. Jacquelyn Sandifer, criminal justice administration.

The students being honored for graduating with a degree in criminal justice administration are: Tonya Baumgardner of Somerset, Ky.; Ian Bray of Nancy, Ky.; Robert Bray of Nancy, Ky.; Jeromy Burris of Somerset, Ky.; Regina Campbell of Whitley City, Ky.; Holly Davidson of London, Ky.;

Belinda Dishon of Eubank, Ky.; Lori Duncan of Strunk, Ky.; Adam Dodson of Monticello, Ky.; Betty Glass of Somerset, Ky.; Steven Hill of Somerset, Ky.; Megan Jones of Whitley City, Ky.; Ralph King of Whitley City, Ky.; Melissa Lyles of Warren, Ohio; Rita Popp of Science Hill, Ky.;

Leslie Silvers of Somerset, Ky.; Jennifer Stout of Whitley, Ky.; Michael Tapley of Stearns, Ky.; Niki Taylor of Somerset, Ky.; Melissa Vitori of Jamestown, Ky., and Jonathan Watson of Whitley City, Ky.

The students being honored for graduating with a degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education are: Alisha Alexander of Science Hill, Ky.; Petula Dobbs of Stearns, Ky.; Charlisa Lawson of London, Ky.; Sharon Lowe of Monticello, Ky.; Rhonda Maggard of Stanford, Ky.; Lisa Smith of Strunk, Ky., and Buffey Steele of London, Ky.

The students being honored for graduating with a degree in social work are: Greg Ball of Pine Knot, Ky.; Barbara Crew of Science Hill, Ky.; and Andrea Thurman of Somerset.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.