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CU graduates 136 in December commencement

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Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University's 136 undergraduate and graduate students were told to seize opportunities when they come their way at commencement Friday, Dec. 10 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

The following students from Campbellsville were awarded degrees from Campbellsville University:

  • Alicia Michelle Campbell Mitchell, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Deanna Campbell of Campbellsville and the late Rodger Campbell, bachelor of science degree in early childhood education.
  •  Amy Denise De Aquino, a graduate of Adair County High School and the daughter of Kenneth and Cheryl Tarter, both of Columbia, bachelor of science degree in business administration in healthcare management.
  • Andrea Nichole Lanham Anderson, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Todd Lanham of Lebanon, and Cindy Lanham of Monroe, N.C., received a bachelor of science degree in business administration in accounting.
  • Brandy Alexandria Morgan Martin, a graduate of Campbellsville High School and the daughter of Tony Morgan of Greensburg and Kimberly Moore of Campbellsville, bachelor of science degree in middle grades education.
  • Brittany Lynn Judd, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Ray and Theresa Judd, both of Campbellsville, bachelor of music degree in church music with instrumental emphasis.
  • Bryan Joseph Wheatley, the son of Jimmy and Allison Garrett and both of Lebanon, associate of science degree in criminal justice.
  • Daniela Nicole Brunelle, a graduate of Livingston Central High School and the daughter of Ralph Phillips and Marsha Williams, both of Kuttawa, Ky., bachelor of science degree in psychology.
  • Hilary Angela Cebulko master of business administration degree.
  • Jenna Marie Bender, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Rick Bender of Lexington and Ruthie Bender of Campbellsville, bachelor of science degree in mass communication in public relations.
  • Josephine Rose Masterson Smith, a graduate of Campbellsville High School and the daughter of Ron and Barb Masterson, both of Campbellsville, master of business administration degree.
  • Justin Lee Johnson, a graduate of Mercer County High School and the son of Bobby Johnson of Lancaster, Ky., and Rebecca Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., bachelor of science degree in pastoral ministries.
  • Kristina Patrice Brown, a graduate of Campbellsville High School, bachelor of social work degree.
  • Kyle Alexander Romines, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the son of Robert and Pam Romines, both of Campbellsville, graduated salutatorian and summa cum laude, bachelor of science degree in biology.
  • Laura Ashley Kirtley, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of Bobby and Lisa Kirtley, both of Campbellsville, bachelor of science degree in business administration in accounting.
  • Lauryn Ashton Cox, a graduate of Campbellsville High School and the daughter of Butch and Ann Cox, both of Campbellsville, bachelor of science degree in middle grades education.
  • Lydia Collingwood Adcock graduated cum laude, bachelor of science degree in early childhood education.
  • Mark Chandler Roberts, a graduate of Marion County High School and the son of James and Jill Roberts, bachelor of science degree in business administration in computer information systems.
  • Matthew Scott Hayden, a graduate of Campbellsville High School and the son of Jim and Ann Davis, both of Campbellsville, bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration.
  • Paula Sue Caldwell, a master of business administration.
  • Tonia Lea Phillips Skaggs, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the daughter of D.C. and Shirley Phillips, both of Campbellsville, graduated cum laude, bachelor of social work degree.
  • Weston Drew Jones, a graduate of Taylor County High School and the son of Mitchell and Karen Jones, both of Campbellsville, master of arts in special education degree.

The Rev. Joel Carwile, pastor of Valley View Church in Louisville, told the graduates, "The gift of education is one of God's ways of preparing you for what he's preparing for you."

He said, "Your power to influences others was earned by your ability to live a self-disciplined life." He urged the graduates to "not live your life asking, 'what if?' and "When opportunity comes, seize it."

His address was focused on promise, process and payoff.

He urged the graduates, in his charge, to be proud graduates of Campbellsville University, and to stand by the ideals of the seal of the university - fellowship, leadership and scholarship.