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CU Homecoming 2021 filled with wins

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

Campbellsville, KY -. - Homecoming 2021 was full of winning for Campbellsville University across the board.

The Fighting Tiger Football team defeated the University of Pikeville 31-28 in the Homecoming game Oct. 9 for their first win of the season and their first Homecoming win since 2015 when the Tigers defeated the University of Pikeville 42-34.

In addition to the Tigers' win, there were also winners for Distinguished Alumni, Distinguished Young Alumni, Homecoming Queen, Homecoming floats in the parade, the Classes of 1970 and 1971, Ashley Fox, the 25th anniversary of the Carver School of Social Work, the Mass Communication Center, a Virtual Trivia game and a scholarship fund start for the late artist Tommy Clark.

After a virtual Homecoming last year, Ashley Fox, director of alumni relations, won as this was her first in-person Homecoming.

Fox said, "It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces together again at Homecoming 2021. It was so much fun to reminisce will all the different alumni on their time here at Campbellsville University. Many had not been back to campus in years. They were blown away with all the changes."

Dr. Gerald Huddleston, a 1969 alumnus of Campbellsville College, was named Distinguished Alumnus for 2021. Huddleston is a lifelong believer in education, having served over 45 years in the profession, including serving a supervisor of the special education department from 1979 until 2009.

The Distinguished Young Alumna for 2021 was Jacqueline Nelson Graves, a 2014 graduate of Campbellsville University. She is employed at Morehead State University serving as assistant general counsel, visiting assistant professor of business law, secretary to the board of regents, faculty advisor for the university's pro bono legal clinic and assists with legislative efforts in Frankfort.

Homecoming Queen was Morgan Stone of Owensboro, Ky., a senior representing the Education Club. First runner-up was Madison Meyer of Katy, Texas, a senior representing Sigma Zeta, the science and math honors program, and second runner-up was Madison Sheppard of London, Ky., also a senior, who represented the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

It was a Campbellsville University first for Dr. H. Keith Spears, interim president, who escorted last year's queen Sammy Rogers.

Winners for the Homecoming floats were: Carver School of Social Work, first; Women's Soccer, second, and Education Club, third. They received $300, $200 and $100, respectively.

The Classes of 1970 and 1971 were recognized for their entry in the Golden Heritage Club that recognizes those who graduated 50 years and earlier. The Class of 1970 was supposed to have been recognized last year.

The Mass Communication Center was open for its first official tours for the university and public, and a ribbon cutting was held for the center in which the Department of Mass Communication occupied the building in January 2021.

Money for an endowed scholarship fund, in honor of the late Tommy Clark who was a professor of art at Campbellsville from 1972 until his retirement in 2010, was received from caricatures drawn by Andy Chase Cundiff and Scott Erwin, who both attended Campbellsville College in the 1980s and both studied under Clark.

His widow Judy Clark, who was married to Tommy Clark 48 years before his death in 2014, had her caricature made during the artists' sessions. Four hundred and 15 dollars was received from the donations toward the scholarship.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,500 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The website for complete information is

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Morgan Stone crowned CU Homecoming Queen

2021-10-12 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Alexandria D. Dalton.
Morgan Stone, fourth from left, was crowned 2021 Homecoming Queen Oct. 9. From left: are Dr. H. Keith Spears, interim president of Campbellsville University; Emma Bell, freshman attendant; Madison Myer, first runner-up; Stone; Madison Sheppard and Sammy Rogers, last year’s queen.

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Former President Winters at CU Homecoming

2021-10-12 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler.
Dr. Ken Winters, former president of Campbellsville University, and Vice President for Finance Otto Tennant, at left, attended the traditional breakfast in Winters Dining Hall at CU Homecoming 2021.

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New Mass Comm center at Campbellsville University

2021-10-12 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Alexandria D. Dalton.
A new expanded center has been completed for journalism students in newspaper, radio and television studies at CU. Stan McKinney, chair of the Department of Mass Communication and associate professor of journalism at Campbellsville University, recounted his time and work at CU over the past 21 years.

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Carver School of Social Work celebrates anniversary

2021-10-12 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Kaitlyn Fowler.
Alumni of the Carver School of Social Work gathered in honor of their 25th anniversary of the founding of the Carver School of Social Work on CU’s campus and the retirement of Dr. Darlene Eastridge. From left are Dr. Helen Mudd, Dr. Dianna Cooper-Bolinskey, Patricia Foster, Kendra Weathers, Mary Ann Sapp, Dr. Darlene Eastridge and Dr. Michelle Tucker.

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