ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
CU's Campaign for the Commonwealth kicks off in Elizabethtown

Campbellsville University is in the silent phase of the "Our Time, This Place: The Next Century Campaign for Campbellsville University" which will go public in about a year. Pledges for the campaign have reached over $31 million, which go toward new residence halls, salaries, creating new programs, new buildings for programs and improving the campus.
Click on headline for complete story, photo(s)

By Drew Tucker

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - "What would your life be like if Campbellsville University did not exist?"

This question was poised to alumni and friends at an event held at Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown, KY. on March 20, 2014, that kicked off Campbellsville University's "Campaign for the Commonwealth."


"This campaign is going to be so important in the life of the university," Dr. Michael V. Carter, CU president, said to the attendees. "This dinner, tonight, represents our attempt to begin to reach out, in a personal way, across the Commonwealth as we continue in our capital campaign."

It's a campaign for the next century, Dr. Mike Carter says

"It's a campaign for the next century so that we can have the resources Campbellsville University needs to continue to move forward in very progressive and wonderful ways that's Christ-centered," he said.

Carter said this campaign is a road map for CU to provide the resources needed for scholarship assistance, facility improvements, and add new and additional programs in a way that's relevant and meaningful.

"We believe that as we look into the future there are additional opportunities where Campbellsville University can serve," he said.

CU's educational program has also been strengthened with the addition of new programs. "It's going to help our students get into professional and graduate schools like never before," Carter said.

"This campaign becomes that vehicle for us to be able to provide for these types of opportunities for the next generation," he said.

Carter said, "CU has the largest body of international students in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; of any private college in the eastern United States."

"When they arrive on campus, they'll want to know, what is the large building with the cross [the Ransdell Chapel]? Why do you have church on your campus? It gives us a tremendously opportunity to teach. Maybe in a small way, CU is helping to create a sense of world peace," he said.

Campaign reaches $31 million while still in silent phase

Campbellsville University is in the silent phase of the "Our Time, This Place: The Next Century Campaign for Campbellsville University" which will go public in about a year. Pledges for the campaign have reached over $31 million, which go toward new residence halls, salaries, creating new programs, new buildings for programs and improving the campus.

"Thank you for your love and support," Carter said. "Pray for us. Every gift is important. We're so thankful for the tremendous support coming out of Hardin County. This is such an important area for us. Over 100 CU students come from Hardin County."

Marcus Rodgers finds CU has lowest net cost for him

Marcus Rodgers, a sophomore from Campbellsville, KY, said he wanted to go away for college. He looked at Lindsey Wilson College and the University of Kentucky.

"I thought CU would be more expensive than UK, but after scholarship money, CU was the cheapest for me. It was an easy choice," he said. "CU was the one I felt at home with."

He said, two years from now, he'll be student teaching where he'll "be able to impact student lives every single day."

"The biggest thing that I love about Campbellsville is getting to work for the school and having the ability to walk around campus every day giving campus tours where I convince them [potential students] to come to Campbellsville because I know it's a choice that won't be regretted," he said.

Rodgers said CU is preparing students to go out into the real world in a way that's Christian-based.

"Thanks, to all of you, for making it possible for me to come to Campbellsville. I could not have come to Campbellsville without donors. Thank you for giving me this opportunity," he said.

Carter asked those attending how their lives would be changed if CU didn't exist.

"I hope that as you think about that question, you think, 'what might I be able to do to help move her forward into a new century?'" he said. "We appreciate each of you and thank you for your love and commitment for CU. It's a very special place - it's a place where lives are genuinely changed."

He said an adventurous spirit grabbed hold of the leadership of CU when starting this campaign.

"We prayed about it, met with people, traveled, and through that process God put together a series of priorities that we knew we needed to raise money for," he said.

In addition to the new residence halls, salaries, creating new programs, new buildings for programs, and improving the campus, he also said that raising money for the endowment for the scholarship assistance was vital.

Hardin-LaRue alumni chapter creates growing endowment

Benji Kelly, CU's vice president for development, said because the alumni Hardin-LaRue County chapter created a $10,000 endowment, it has been turned into $25,000.

"We're excited for what the future holds. Pray for us. Support us. Send us students. We depend upon those students coming," he said.

Fred & Martha Stein and Dave & Deborah Duda recognized

A Servant Leadership Award was presented to Fred & Martha Stein and Dave & Deborah Duda for "your dedication and commitment to CU through the Hardin-LaRue chapter," Kelly said.

Dr. Ted Taylor, director of the Big Maroon Club, spoke about FIRST CLASS - a program designed for freshman students to attend chapel - where Rodgers got up in front of 550 freshmen to share his testimony.

"That's an awesome picture of CU," he said. "I'm thankful that of all the places I can serve and ministry that I believe with all my heart what we do at CU is as much about missions as it is about anything."

- Drew Tucker, staff, Campbellsville University, communications team


This story was posted on 2014-03-24 13:12:24
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

Obituaries on this Site and Historical Information in Archived Obituaries
Are made possible in part through the support of
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY. (MAP) To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or E-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net.
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
Links to Last 200 Obituaries posted on ColumbiaMagazine.com
If you find this helpful, let us know. If you still don't find a recent obituary for Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, or Taylor Counties, KY, let us know at 270-250-2730. -CM

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

CU kicks off Campaign for the Commonwealth



2014-03-24 - Elizabethtown, KY - Photo Photo by Drew Tucker, CU.
Campbellsville University's "Campaign for the Commonwealth"
kicked off March 20 in Elizabethtown with Servant Leadership Awards being presented to Dave and Debby Duda, second and third from left, and Martha and Fred Stein, beside them. Making the presentation were from left, Benji Kelly, vice president for development; Dr. Michael V. Carter, president; and Dr. Ted Taylor, director of the Big Maroon Club. - DREW TUCKER, Campbellsville University

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Marcus Rodgers tells how he came to choose CU



2014-03-24 - Elizabethtown, KY - Photo CU Photo by Drew Tucker, CU. Marcus Rodgers, a sophomore from Campbellsville, spoke of his experiences at Campbellsville University during the dinner meeting at Elizabethdown, KY. - DREW TUCKER, Campbellsville University
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



CU's Benji Kelly with Dr. Donnie & Anna Gosser



2014-03-24 - Elizabethtown, KY - Photo CU Photo by Drew Tucker, CU.
Benji Kelly, second from right, vice president for development, talks with Anna Gosser of Elizabethtown, with her husband, Dr. Donnie Gosser, a member of CU's Board of Trustees, at right. At far left is Jana Gore of Elizabethtown, also a member of the CU Board of Trustees, and her husband, Dr. Lewis Gore. - DREW TUCKER, Campbellsville University

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.