Dr. Helen Mudd Receives Non-Tenured Faculty Award

Sept. 29, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Rachel Crenshaw, students news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Dr. Helen Mudd, associate professor of social work at Campbellsville University, was presented with the non-tenured faculty award at Campbellsville University’s chapel recently.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, joined Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, in presenting the award to Mudd. In Cheatham’s introduction, he said, “This faculty member exemplifies service as her middle name.”

The award is presented annually to any non-tenured faculty who excels in quality teaching and service to the institution. Mudd was selected out of a total of 66 non-tenured faculty members who were eligible for the award.

Mudd serves on various university committees such as the academic council, library committee, professional development and others. She has worked on special fund raising campaigns such as Cardboard Nation and Prevent Child Abuse, and she serves on state advisory and community boards.

She is director of the Public Child Welfare Certification program for the Carver School of Social Work bachelor of social work program and has served as an advisor for the social work club SWITCH (Social Workers in Touch Can Help) for a number of years.

Mudd came to CU in 2005 after serving Kentucky in the field of child protective services for over 24 years. She is a member of Parkway Baptist church where she has served as Women’s Missionary Union president and Church Missions director. She also served as campaign chair of numerous church related mission projects and has traveled to Scotland for missionary work.

In addition, Mudd has traveled to Chicago and Washington D.C with CU students on missionary and educational trips. Mudd has also taken CU students to the Baptist Fellowship Center in Louisville, Ky., where they worked and served the homeless through food and fellowship ministries.

She graduated in 2004 from the University of Louisville and she earned a Ph.D. in social work from a joint doctoral program at the University of Kentucky.

She is married to Leonard Mudd who is employed as a nurse for Hospice in Nelson County and they have three daughters, Kimberly Nicole Feggett and her husband David, Christy Keeling and her husband Logan and Anita Katherine Mudd who is attending college at PACE University in New York. She also has three grandchildren, Lauren, Alexander and Cole.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools 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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