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March 11, 2009

For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SPENDING SPRING BREAK

ON MISSION TRIPS ACROSS U.S. AND INTERNATIONALLY

By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A total of 60 students and staff members from Campbellsville University will be spending spring break, March 16-20, participating in mission trips in various locations across the United States, as well as in Mexico and Costa Rica.

           

Small groups will be travelling to New Orleans, La.; Houston, Texas; Dearborn, Mich.; Panama City Beach, Fla.; Sports Reach, Fla.; and Washington, D.C.

           

Those going on the mission trips include:

          

New Orleans – Robert Bender, team leader, of Campbellsville; Laura Clark of Bowling Green, Ky., Ashley Melton of Kuttawa, Ky.; David Havener of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Nic Hervey of Alexandria, Ky.; Kyle Hester of Stanford, Ky.; Rachel Crenshaw of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Jenna Bender of Campbellsville.    

Campbellsville University students participating in a mission trip to New Orleans include from left: Front row – Laura Clark of Bowling Green, Ky., and Ashley Melton of Kuttawa, Ky. Back row – David Havener of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Nic Hervey of Alexandria, Ky.; Kyle Hester of Stanford, Ky.; and Robert Bender of Campbellsville. Not present were Rachel Crenshaw of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Jenna Bender of Campbellsville. (Campbellsville University Photo by Max Nergui)

Houston – Ashley Boyd, team leader, of Simpsonsville, Ky.; Garett Lowery of Mt. Washington, Ky.; Kenton Hallinan of Louisville, Ky.; Hannah Boyd of Simpsonville; Yumiko Oga of Fukuoka, Japan; Christan Richards of Beaver Dam, Ky.; André Tomaz of Brazil; Emily Bryant of Louisville; Amy Busse of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Lindsey Kleyer of Simpsonville.

Campbellsville University students participating in a mission trip to Houston, Texas, include from left: Front row – Garett Lowery of Mt. Washington, Ky.; Kenton Hallinan of Louisville, Ky.; and Hannah Boyd of Simpsonville, Ky. Back row – Yumiko Oga of Fukuoka, Japan; Christan Richards of Beaver Dam, Ky.; and André Tomaz of Brazil. Absent from photo were Ashley Boyd of Simpsonsville; Emily Bryant of Louisville; Amy Busse of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Lindsey Kleyer of Simpsonville. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai “Max” Nergui)

Dearborn – Jessica Harris of Louisville; Lindsey Hammers of Fairdale, Ky.; Chelsi Netherland of Leitchfield, Ky.; Kristina Wallace of Hopkinsville, Ky.; Micah White of Louisville; Cliff Engles of Fort Thomas, Ky.; Sara Erikson of Fisherville, Ky.; and Jayna Turner of Franklin, Ohio.

Campbellsville University students participating in a mission trip to Panama City Beach, Fla., next week include from left: Michael McDanel of Campbellsville, Ky.; Ashley Mulder of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Justin Watson of Eddyville, Ky. Absent from photo were Melinda Davis of Glasgow, Ky., and Alan Mullikan of Lexington, Ky. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai “Max” Nergui)

Panama City Beach – Michael McDanel, team leader, of Campbellsville; Ashley Mulder of Elizabethtown­­; Justin Watson of Eddyville, Ky.; Melinda Davis of Glasgow, Ky.; and Alan Mullikan of Lexington, Ky.

Campbellsville University students participating in a mission trip to Panama City Beach, Fla., next week include from left: Michael McDanel of Campbellsville, Ky.; Ashley Mulder of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Justin Watson of Eddyville, Ky. Absent from photo were Melinda Davis of Glasgow, Ky., and Alan Mullikan of Lexington, Ky. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai “Max” Nergui)

Costa Rica – The Rev. Ed Pavy, team leader, director of campus ministries at CU; Doug Price, coordinator of audio/visual services at CU; Brian House of Madisonville, Ky.; David Hon of Orange Park, Fla.; Cary Mason of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; David Kays of Bardstown, Ky.; and Spencer Adams of Marion, Ohio.

   

Campbellsville University students participating in a mission trip to Costa Rica next week include from left: Front row -- Brian House of Madisonville, Ky.; David Hon of Orange Park, Fla.; and Cary Mason of Lawrenceburg, Ky. Back row – David Kays of Bardstown, Ky.; Spencer Adams of Marion, Ohio; the Rev. Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries at CU; and Doug Price, coordinator of audio/visual services at CU. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai “Max” Nergui)   

Mexico – Tori Baker, team leader, of Junction City, Ky.; Stephanie Crabtree of Owensboro, Ky.; and Seth Whitaker of Shelbyville, Ky.

These groups are being sponsored by CU’s Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM). The mission trip to Costa Rica is also being commissioned by Campbellsville Baptist Church.

           

Two additional groups, not sponsored by BCM, will also be participating in mission trips.

The Sports Reach team will be led by Jim Hardy, assistant football coach at CU, and is going to play ball with prison inmates in Florida. The students on this team include: Robert Hill of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; Calvin Bini of Radcliff, Ky.; Nicky Davis of Campbellsville; Jeff Demary of Columbia, S.C.; and Jake Howard of Cincinnati, Ohio.

           

The CU ultimate frisbee team will be going to Washington, D.C. The students on the team include: Jeremy Elmore, team leader, of Louisville; Andrew McNeil of Louisville, Tenn.; Carmen Edwards of Columbia, S.C., formerly of Hodgenville, Ky.; Kevin Metzger of Richmond, Va.; and Rachel Szabo of Florence, Ky.; Devin Kroh of Campbellsville; John McDermond of Florence; and Nicci Wilcox of Vine Grove, Ky.

Campbellsville University students participating in a mission trip to Washington, D.C., include from left: Andrew McNeil of Louisville, Tenn.; Carmen Edwards of Columbia, S.C., and Hodgenville, Ky.; Kevin Metzger of Richmond, Va.; and Rachel Szabo of Florence, Ky. Absent from photo were Devin Kroh of Campbellsville, Ky.; Jeremy Elmore of Louisville, Ky.; John McDermond of Florence, Ky., and Nicci Wilcox of Vine Grove, Ky. (Campbellsville University Photo by Bayarmagnai “Max” Nergui)      

  

Campbellsville University sponsors numerous mission trips throughout the year during holiday breaks, spring and fall breaks, and during the summer.

           

For more information about mission trips, contact the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227 or e-mail jstansbury@campbellsville.edu .

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.