Hodgenville’s Brockman Center to be Dedicated

Nov. 11, 2009
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at The Brockman Center at 606 N. Lincoln Blvd.,
Hodgenville, Ky. , two miles north of the town square on Ky. 210.

The open house will give those in LaRue and surrounding counties an opportunity to tour the building, meet Brockman Center faculty and students, meet Campbellsville University administrators, faculty and staff and learn more about the programs offered at the Brockman Center.

“We are excited about the opening of the Brockman Center in Hodgenville,” Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, said.

“In addition to dedicating the building for use on Nov. 19, we will also look forward to the opportunity to honor two donors who have made this project possible.”

Bronze plaques honoring the two major donors to the building, Freddie Hilpp and Dr. E. Britt Brockman, will be unveiled at the ceremony.

“Mr. Freddie Hilpp graciously donated the building to Campbellsville University more than a year ago,” Carter said, “and Dr. E. Britt Brockman made a generous donation to name the building in honor of his family.

“We appreciate the generosity of both of these gentlemen who have made this facility possible,” Carter said.

“In the years ahead, countless students will receive a quality higher education as a result of the programs offered at the Brockman Center. The local elected officials and civic leaders of Hodgenville-LaRue County have been very supportive of our efforts.”


Plans for the dedication include addresses by: Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse, LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner, Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter and the Rev. Mike Rodgers, senior pastor at Hodgenville First Baptist Church.

A professor at the Brockman Center, Dr. Laurice Rogers, and a Brockman Center student, will help in the dedication of the building. The LaRue County High School Band will also perform.

Dr.  Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education, will be the master of ceremonies for the event. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, will lead in a responsive reading and dedication prayer.

Spears said, “We are excited to be in Hodgenville, and we look forward to working with the people of LaRue County. This is their campus. We are interested in knowing what programs the region needs at the academic center.”

There will be tours of the building, which includes four media-equipped classrooms, a technology lab, student lounge and a reception area.

The 5,500-square-foot building will become the “hub in Hodgenville community education,” Spears said.

Six classes will be taught in the spring on Tuesday and Thursday nights for general studies. Four are being taught presently including courses in English, history and psychology.

There will be distance learning in the building which will also feature room for community meetings.

The Campbellsville University Technology Training Center will offer various computer technology classes and Kids College, which was offered at Hodgenville for the first time this summer.

Refreshments will be served at the event.

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.