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June 13, 2008

For Immediate Release



By Linda Waggener, assistant director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Campbellsville University’s School of Education recognized and honored the recipients of the Pennebaker Scholarship Award with a recent reception.

Graduate students in the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program who met the scholarship criteria were Angela Henderson and Rebecca Pinson, both of Campbellsville.


Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education at Campbellsville University, presented the Pennebaker Scholarship Award to Angela Henderson at a reception last week. From left are Priddy, Henderson, her husband Lynn, and her mother Audrey Casey. The other award winner, Rebecca Pinson, was unable to attend due to a family emergency. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener) 

Henderson, a graduate of Campbellsville University with P-5 certification,  is a substitute teacher at Taylor County Elementary School.  She is a Sunday School teacher, member of WMU,  and has served as a Vacation Bible School teacher.

Pinson is a Lindsey Wilson graduate with 5-9 math and language arts certification. She is a teacher at West Hardin Middle School, has served as a vacation bible school coordinator and is active in the Campbellsville Emmaus community.

Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the School of Education, read from the words once written  by Jean Pennebaker who had always been present for the scholarship awards but who had passed away just two months before this year’s awards.

“The Pennebaker family exemplifies Campbellsville University’s mission,” Priddy told the group of over 50 faculty, graduate students and guests, “as affirmed in the requirements for this award.” The William K. Pennebaker Scholarship Award was established in 1993 and the first award was made in 1993-94.

Criteria specify that, “a candidate must exemplify Christian values and have a meaningful Christian affiliation, be a resident of Kentucky and a citizen of the United States, show evidence of financial need, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate coursework, be involved in community service and be committed to teaching in Kentucky.”

Following the reception, the School of Education graduate students made presentations on their Action Research Projects, the capstone assessment in the MAE program.

The purpose of the presentations is to provide a forum for graduates to present their studies to the university at large.  The research projects have been implemented in the students’ schools and/or classrooms and were developed over a period of a year and a half.

For more information about the CU School of Education, call (270) 789-5252 or e-mail .

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report.  The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.