CU’s Fall Commencement Friday, Dec. 11

December 3, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Campbellsville University will confer 159 graduate and undergraduate degrees in her third December commencement on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

            The speaker for the commencement will be Dr. Alton Lacey, president of Missouri Baptist University.

            The graduates receiving degrees are as follows: 71 bachelor of science; 40 master of arts in special education; 16 bachelor of science in business administration; seven master of science in counseling; five bachelor of arts; four master of business administration; four master of theology; three bachelor of social work; two bachelor of music; two master of arts in social science; one master of music in performance; one master of music in church music; and three associate of science.

            Lacey earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Louisiana Tech University, a master of arts in religious education from Southwestern Seminary and Ph.D. in psychology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also done postgraduate work at the Harvard Institute for Educational Management.

            Lacey is former president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri. He is currently the director and chair of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Schools. He also serves as a director on the Boards of the Rossman School and the United Way of St. Louis.

            Lacey is a member of the Council on Transfer and Articulation for the Coordinating Board of the Missouri Department of Education and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Community Advisory Board for the Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

            He is also a member in the St. Louis Club and the Spirit of St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Sons of the American Revolution.

            Lacey is married to Pat, an accomplished vocal performer and assistant professor of music at Missouri Baptist University. The couple has two adult children.

            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.


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