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Carver School of Social Work and Counseling graduates largest class in history


May 15, 2013
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Darlene Eastridge, dean, opened the Carver School of Social Work and Counseling pinning ceremonies on May 3.

“God has blessed Campbellsville University with the largest number of graduates in the history of the Carver School,” Eastridge said, “and very high caliber students in all three of our locations — Louisville, Campbellsville and Somerset Centers.”

Mrs. Debbie Carter, Mrs. Anne Adcock and Mr. Darrell Locke introduced the Bachelors of Social Work degree recipients. Dr. Helen Mudd pinned each.

Bachelor of social work degree recipients were: Yolanda Armstead, Louisville, Ky.; Ricky Buckner, Campbellsville, Ky.; Kimbra Compton, Louisville, Ky.; Savanna Coning, Nancy, Ky.; Sarah Culver, Lebanon, Ky.; Amanda Florence, Corydon, Ind.; Sara Gilpin, Campbellsville, Ky.; Amanda Goodlett, Salvisa, Ky.;

Kayla Hood, Taylorsville, Ky.; Ashley Hoover, Monticello,Ky.; Misty Mink, Somerset, Ky.; Rachel Moran, Campbellsville, Ky.; Chellsey Phillips, Campbellsville, Ky.; Natashia Roy, Jamestown, Ky.; Rebecca Saylor, Lexington, Ky.; Rosaline Strong-Porter, Campbellsville, Ky.; Morgan Williams, Liberty, Ky.

Introduction of masters of social work graduates were made by Dr. Michelle Tucker with pinning by Dr. Candace Hansford.

Master of social work degree recipients were: Ashley Arnold, Nicholasville, Ky.; Chad Bacconnier, Owensboro, Ky.; Laurie Bryant, Liberty, Ky,; Jesse Cain, LaGrange, Ky.; Cynthia Dishman, Monticello, Ky.; Ganchimeg Enkhchimeg, Mongolia; Kendra Eubank, Eubank, Ky.; Jordan Guest, Danville, Ky.; Felicia Haycraft, Elizabethtown, Ky.; Christine Head, Somerset, Ky.; Myra Howard, Lebanon, Ky.; Amanda Kargas, Somerset, Ky.;

Sonja Martinez, Somerset, Ky.; Tammy McWhorter, Campbellsville, Ky.; Megan Miller, Owenton, Ky.; Robert Moler, Liberty, Ky.; Tarah Muntz, Nancy, Ky.; April Parkerson, Campbellsville, Ky.; Noah Rice, Monticello, Ky.; Amber Rich, Columbia, Ky.; Robbie Scott, Bowling Green, Ky.; Karen Smith, Elizabethtown, Ky.

In addition to numerous awards presented for excellence in service and academics, Phi Alpha honors were given to: Chad Bacconnier, Kimbra Compton, Amanda Florence, Amanda Goodlett and Tarah Muntz.

In addition to the undergraduate and master of social work pinnings, the Carver School also hosted a pinning for the master of science in counseling degree recipients.

“Tonight you have earned this celebration and I speak for allCarver faculty when I say that we are proud to have played a part in your success,” Eastridge said as she welcomed the crowd of graduates, family and friends.

Dr. Leigh Conver, associate professor of social work and director of field education in the MSC in Louisville, introduced the master of science in counseling degree recipients. Dr. KarenWestbrooks, assistant MSC program director and associate professor of counseling, pinned each.

Master of science in counseling degree recipients were: Susan Bione, Louisville, Ky.; Teresa Brown, Shepherdsville, Ky.; Rachel Gilbert, Lexington, Ky.;Katie Goins, Walton, Ky.; Cassandra Gray, Shelbyville, Ky.; Rachel Heyne, Louisville, Ky.; Sheila Hussy, Bardstown, Ky.; Elizabeth Johnson, Louisville, Ky.; Miranda Melton, Depauw, Ind.;

Sheree Malone, Louisville, Ky.;Joe Milazzo, Campbellsville, Ky.; Charity Powell, Brandenburg, Ky.; Christopher Price, Campbellsville, Ky.; Lauren Ruedel, Louisville, Ky.;Stephen Smith, Louisville, Ky.;Leigh Ann Sweasy, Shelbyville, Ky.; Mary Uhls, Prospect, Ky.; Jennifer Wilson, Mt. Washington, Ky.; and Jenna Yoder, Campbellsville, Ky.

Westbrooks made honorable mention of outstanding performers on the exit exam that each degree recipient was required to complete. Those honored were: Rachel Gilbert, Rachel Heyne, Chris Price and Jenna Yoder.

In addition, Conver presented a special Kente cloth to a student with outstanding performance for those in servant leadership roles. The recipient was Rev. Stephen Smith. Smith is the pastor of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Louisville.

Conver said the Kente cloth, which was used in 14th Century Ghana during ceremonial events, is a symbol of honor.
“It is a handmade and unique work of art,” he said.

Eastridge thanked everyone for their attendance and challenged them to be the future of CU.

“As an alum, we look to you to be our future, as people ask you about your education and professional development,” she said.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is