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Dec. 18, 2008

For Immediate Release




Campbellsville University’s FIRST CLASS Student Mentors gathered for holiday dinner recently at the home of President Michael V. Carter, pictured at right. From left, in back, are: Dr. Ted Taylor, director of FIRST CLASS; Laura M. Clark, a junior from Bowling Green, Ky.; Ashley Boyd, a junior from Simpsonville, Ky.; Mindie Coppock, a sophomore from Corbin, Ky.; Blake Lawyer, a senior from Elnora, Ind.; Cheris Evans, a junior from Inez, Ky.; Kelsey Davis, a senior from Shelby, Mont.; Esther Middlekauff, a junior from Barnegat, N.J.; Sarah Cross, a junior from Wilmore, Ky.; Ester Munyasia from Nairobi, Kenya; Carman Edwards, a sophomore from, Columbia S.C.; Joanna Isaacs, a junior from Orlando, Fla.; John McDermond, a junior from Florence, Ky.; Shajuana Ditto, a senior from Brandenburg, Ky.; and Dr. Carter. Second row, from left, are: Brittany Asbury, a sophomore from Louisville, Ky.; Rachel Crenshaw, a junior from Shepherdsville, Ky.; Stephanie Noland, a senior from Campbellsville; Jayne Thompson, a senior from Campbellsville; Jessica Miller, a junior from Shelbyville, Ind.; and Tiffany Ramos, a junior from Florence. In front, from left, are: Lauren Toadvine, a junior from Hustonville, Ky.; Kenton Hallinan, a sophomore from Louisville; Austin Beal, a junior from Highland Heights, Ky.; Jeremy Elmore, a senior from Louisville; and Dustin Duvall, a senior from Owenton, Ky.   (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 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 tenth year as president.