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CU to host the Rev. Ty Clenney at Heritage Day event

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Tori Banks

Natasha Janes

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University will host the Rev. Ty Clenney, retired pastor of Greensburg Baptist Church from Greensburg, for CU's Heritage Day on Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. in Ransdell Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Heritage Day at CU is about reminiscing where the university's traditions come from, and Clenney will be discussing some of these traditions along with CU's legacy. His topic will be "The Evidence Demands a Verdict."

When asked what his greatest moment at Campbellsville University was, Clenney said, "Graduation in 1961 and my ordination at Campbellsville Baptist Church, which Dr. J. Chester Badgett and Dr. Paul G. Horner led the service."                                             

Clenney began his ministry in 1960 as a music educator at Greensburg Baptist Church where he developed a graded choir program. He served as pastor of Greensburg Baptist Church from 1987 to 1999, when he retired.

Clenney graduated from Campbellsville College in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Eastern Kentucky University in 1973 with a Master of Arts degree.

Clenney has worked in collaboration with CU several times throughout his life as a member of the Church Relations Council, where he served as chair for 1993-1994, and president of the CU Alumni Association from 1990 to 1991.

He is married to Scotty Lane Cocanougher Clenney, a 1961 graduate of CU who is responsible for the design of the CU seal. They have two sons, Tim and Tom.

The Heritage Day event is part of the weekly chapel services at Campbellsville University.

Heritage Day is a day celebrated once a year on the campus of Campbellsville University in which faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests take time to remember and reflect on those that have been here before us.

For information, call the Office of Campus Ministries at 789-5227.