Ginny Flanagan to speak at Thanksgiving service

Nov. 4, 2011
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Ginny Flanagan, special assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, will be the guest speaker at the CU annual Thanksgiving chapel Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The public is invited to join Campbellsville University students, faculty, staff and coaches for the event, which is made possible by a grant from the Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program.

The Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program provides programming that encourages the rediscovery of Biblical and historical roots of Christian worship.

“The November 16 special Thanksgiving chapel service will be a very special time of worship as we gather together as a community of faith to express our gratitude to God for the bounty of His blessings to Campbellsville, our community and our nation,” John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, said.

Chowning, chair of the Reuben and Jewel Robertson Worship Endowment Program, said Flanagan and her husband “have long been a part of the CU family, and they have lived lives of Christian service to CU and the larger community.”

Ginny Flanagan
 Ginny Flanagan

Flanagan, a 1965 graduate of Campbellsville University, is the former director of CU’s Technology Training Center, former director of the Kentucky History Center, former project manager for the Center for Rural Development and former director of public relations and alumni for CU.

She is married to Dan Flanagan, also a 1965 graduate of CU, who is a member of the Council on Postsecondary Education and board member of Farm Credit of Mid-America. He is a farmer in Taylor County. They have two sons, Will and Matt.

Songs of Praise, the gospel choir led by DeMarcus Compton, admissions counselor at CU, will provide special music throughout the service.

“The student gospel choir will be another special feature, and we are once again aware of the importance of the gift of the Robertson family to CU to endow a fund dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of diverse worship styles in the Christian faith,” Chowning said.

There will also be hymns of Thanksgiving directed by Dr. Tony Cunha, professor of music and associate dean of the CU School of Music.

Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, will play the organ.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU- (Campbellsville Cable channel 10) and are streamed live on the Internet.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is


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