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English Immersion Program at CU results in 16 completions

By Josh Christian,
student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY-- "Cambellsville University is 110 years old. It is an old school," Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president for enrollment services, said at Campbellsville University's first-ever Intensive English Learning & American Culture and Immersion Program.

"You are now part of the 110-year-old tradition," Garrison, who is also an associate professor of educational ministries, told 16 students from South Korea who completed the program and for whom a ceremony was held recently in the Chowning Executive Dining Room in Winters Dining Hall on campus.

The students participated in the program between Jan. 20 and Feb. 17. Dr. Kwang Suh, director of the Intensive English Learning Program, created the academic program and presented the certificates to the students.

During the immersion program, students participated in an intensive exchange of cultures, according to Dr. Mego Haralu, dean of international education and assistant professor of theology.

Students visited a variety of cities, giving them a chance to see the greater Kentucky area. Some of these cities included Louisville, Simpsonville and Bardstown, all in Kentucky, and Nashville, Tenn.

The opportunity to travel also gave students the ability to experience the American culture and improve their English.

Suh presented the certificates to the students. Certificate awardees include: Harim Chang, Hyeokju Chae, Minju Eum, Juyeon Hwang, Dohyun Jun, Minjo Kang, Hyunji Kim, Kyoungrok Kwon, Han Byeol Lee, Hyeji Lee, Heejeong Park, Yerim Park, Hyojin Song, Myung Ji Suh and Nari Yoon.

Another four-week immersion program will be June 30 through July 28 on the university's campus.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 4,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master's degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is

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CU students complete first Intensive English Learning Program

2017-03-10 - Campbellsville University - Photo by Kyrsten Hill.
Campbellsville University students have completed the first-ever Intensive English Learning & American Culture and Immersion Program. Participating in the ceremony were from left: Front row Dr. Swang Suh, director of the Intensive English Learning Program at Campbellsville University; Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president for enrollment services, and Dr. Mego Haralu, director of International Education. Second row -- Logan Tucker, instructor; Cortney Harmon, instructor; Elise Mohon, instructor; Han Byeol Lee, Harim Chang, Dohyun Jun, Hyeokju Chae, Yerim Park, Juyeon Hwang, Hyunji Kim and Myung Ji Suh. Back row -- Kyoungrok Kwon, Minjo Kang, Hyojin Song, Nari Yoon, Minju Eum, Seonhwa Kim, Heejeong Park and Hyeji Lee.

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