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CU's English as a Second Language holds Completion Ceremony

By Ariel C. Emberton, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - "You are now a part of the fabric at Campbellsville University," said Dr. Keith Spears, CU vice president for communication and assistant to the president, in his opening remarks at the English as a Second Language (ESL) completion ceremony in The Gheens Recital Hall on Friday, July 28.

The students who completed the summer program gained more than a certificate for their achievements; they also gained a family within the ESL world and made connections with people that will last a life time, Spears said.


"You have become a thread, a piece of that fabric, which we call Campbellsville University," he said.

Bobby Parrish, adjunct instructor in ESL, called the students to the stage as Andrea Giordano, executive director for ESL, TESL, MATESOL and instructor for ESL, TESL and MATESOL, and Tim Hooker, ESL programs director and instructor in ESL, presented them with their completion certificates.

ESL completion certificates were the first of four certificates to be awarded. Those recognized were as follows:

Paola Hernandez of Venezuela, Kosuke Hitomi of Japan and Yurui Yang of China.

The Beijing Information Management Schools (BIMS) certificates were given to the following students from China: Dayuan Chen, Nuohannan Chen, Yulong Chen, Zexuan Fan, Qiaochu Gia, Jianxiang Huang, Wenyi Jin, Zhenmin Li, Yuxi Lin, Bowen Song, Kun Wei, Yurui Yang, Ruiwen Yao, Sihan Zhou and Yingsha Zhu.

An award was given to the chaperone who accompanied the BIMS students and stayed with them for the duration of the summer. The recipient of the BIMS summer chaperone certificate was Jinjing (Jean) Yang of China. Spears thanked Yang for her time spent on Campbellsville's campus and presented her with a handbag from the university.

There was one student who received the exchange student certificate. Giordano and Hooker presented the certificate to Yusha Sun of China.

Dr. Kwang Suh, director of Asian studies and the Intensive English Learning Program, and Dr. Mego Haralu, director of international education and assistant professor of theology, spoke about the importance of the English language. "The English language is no longer just the English language. It is an international language," Suh said. He encouraged the students to share the good things that happen in their life and to do what they can for those around them.

Suh and Haralu assisted Giordano and Hooker with the presentation of the Intensive English Learning Program (IELP) certificates. The recipients were all from South Korea and are as follows: Jinseo Baek, Hye Su Cho, Chaeyeon Kim, So Youn Min and Seonwoo You.

An award was given at the end of the ceremony by Hooker to the employee who served as the ESL Summer Program Activities Coordinator. The recipient of this award was Kassie Little.

Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, gave the closing remarks for the ceremony. Hedgepath thanked the students for allowing Campbellsville University to be a part of their lives and for bringing part of their world to the university.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 5,000 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 campbellsville.edu.


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ESL students celebrate 2017 completion at CU



2017-08-04 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Joshua Williams.
ESL: Those receiving English as a Second Language certificates from Campbellsville University are, from left, fourth and fifth persons, Yurui Yang of China and Hitomi Kosuke of Japan. Making the presentations were from left: Andrea Giordano, executive director for ESL; Dr. Mego Haralu, director of international education; Dr. Kwang Suh, director of Asian studies and the Intensive English Learning Program; Yang and Kosuke; Tim Hooker, ESL programs director; Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs; Raquel Cunha, secretary for ESL, and Dr. H. Keith Spears, vice president for communication and assistant to the president.

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Beijing Information Management Schools certificates given out



2017-08-05 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Joshua Williams.
BIMS: Fifteen Beijing Information Management Schools (BIMS) certificates were awarded to students from China during the summer ESL completion ceremony at Campbellsville University. From left are: Front row -- Dr. H. Keith Spears, vice president for communication and assistant to the president; Wenyi Jin; Dr. Kwang Suh, director of Asian studies and the Intensive English Learning Program; Yingsha Zhu; Bowen Song; Yurui Yang; Vicky Campbell, adjunct ESL instructor; Sihan Zhou; Raquel Cunha, secretary for ESL; Kassie Little, ESL summer program activities coordinator; Jinjing Yang, BIMS summer chaperone; Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Edwina Rowell, adjunct ESL instructor. Middle row -- Zexuan Fan; Kun Wei; Bobby Parrish, adjunct ESL instructor; Dr. Mego Haralu, director of international education; Ruiwen Yao; Zhenmin Li; Qiaochu Gai; Yulong Chen; and Nuohannan Chen. Back row -- Yuxi Lin; Dayuan Chen; Huang Jianxiang; Andrea Giordano, executive director for ESL; Joshua Detherage, instructor in ESL; and Tim Hooker, ESL programs director.

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CU awards certificates for Intensive English Learning



2017-08-05 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Joshua Williams.
IELP: Intensive English Learning Program (IELP) certificates were awarded to five South Korean students at Campbellsville University. From left are: Front row -- Chaeyeon Kim; So Youn Min; Seonwoo You; Hye Su Cho; Jinseo Baek; Raquel Cunha, secretary for ESL; Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs; and Dr. H. Keith Spears, vice president for communication and assistant to the president. Back row -- Dr. Mego Haralu, director of international education; Andrea Giordano, executive director for ESL; Vicky Campbell, adjunct ESL instructor; Tim Hooker, ESL programs director; and Bobby Parrish, adjunct ESL instructor.

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