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CU graduates 1,189 students in December commencement

By Joan C. McKinney, director, Office of University Communications

Gratitude and thanks were words often spoken by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, as he challenged 1,189 undergraduate and graduate students in two commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 6, in the largest December commencement in the history of CU.

The number of the graduates was a 75 percent increase over one year ago.

Degrees are conferred for the graduates upon completion of all requirements for graduation.

Carter urged the graduates to thank those who have helped them on their educational journeys. He told the students they have not been on the journey alone and told them to express gratitude to their families and friends who helped and prayed for them as they reached this milestone in their careers.

He said Campbellsville University is in her fourth consecutive year of no increase in tuition and even noted some programs had a decrease in tuition. He said Campbellsville University is committed to making higher education affordable.

"Today is a day of joy," he told the graduates. "I hope your heart is full of gratitude," he said.

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Tompkinsville's Ariel Emberton is CU co-valedictorian

2019-12-07 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Joshua Williams.
Ariel Emberton, left, a co-valedictorian, poses with one of her professors, Stan McKinney, after commencement. Emberton is a Bachelor of Science graduate in History and Mass Communication/Journalism and is from Tompkinsville, Ky.

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Makayla Turner and nephew Jacob at CU graduation

2019-12-07 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Joshua Williams.
Little Jacob Herron plays with a graduation cord belonging to his aunt, Makayla Turner of Campbellsville. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Primary-5.

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