July 30, 2010
For Immediate Release
|Andre Tomaz of Brazil, left, and Kristi Ensminger of Kingston Springs, Tenn., were recognized as the 2010 Mr. and Miss Campbellsville University at Honors and Awards Day. (Campbellsville University photo by Bayarmagnai Nergui)|
By Maggie Argenbright, student news writer
“It was an incredible honor to be selected Miss Campbellsville. To me it’s not about all the things I’ve been involved in or anything I’ve achieved, it’s about the university, my teachers and my coaches who have given me the opportunity to make those things possible, and to learn and grow as a student and a Christian,” Kristi Ensminger, Miss Campbellsville University said.
“I’m so thankful for all the people at CU and throughout the community who have invested in me during my four years here — people that God have used to encourage and equip me to serve Him beyond this university, in a capacity that I never dreamed for myself,” she said.
She was given the honor at Honors and Awards Day when André Tomaz, a senior from Brazil, was named Mr. Campbellsville University.
“It is a great honor to be selected as Mr. Campbellsville. Even though I have only been here four years, Campbellsville has become my home away from home. All the faculty and staff and students have been there for me throughout my college experience. I am humbled.
“God has blessed me so much and I am excited to see what he has in store for the future,” Tomaz said.
Ensminger graduated in May with a psychology major with a minor in sports management. She is from Kingston Springs, Tenn., and is a member of the Lady Tiger basketball team where she served as team captain and received numerous awards during her career. Her parents are Gary and Melanie Ensminger.
She belonged to Baptist Campus Ministry and Fellowship of Christian Athletes where she was a FCA huddle leader. Her parents are Gary and Melanie Ensminger.
Ensminger organized the “Crazy Love” book study involving more than 200 athletes, organized “Hoops for Haiti” where peanut butter and donations were collected, volunteers at the nursing home and has been on mission trips to Africa and Haiti.
Tomaz was a marketing major with a minor in mass communication and public relations, who also graduated in May. His parents are Gerson and Sonia Tomaz.
He belonged to Baptist Campus Ministry where he served on the BCM council as missions coordinator, worship leader for Oasis and has been on a mission trip to Coast Rica and Texas.
He served as photographer for the Office of University Communications and Campus Times. While at CU, Tomaz was involved in the youth ministry at Campbellsville Baptist Church, served as an Admissions Intern for three years and belonged to the Public Relations Student Society of America.
Mr. and Miss Campbellsville University is an award presented to a graduating senior that best exemplifies the University’s typical student, based on scholarship, leadership, character and potential for success.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 44 undergraduate programs, 16 master’s degrees and four postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.