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CU presents honorary doctorate to J.B. Crawley

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By The Staff

Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville University

J.B. Crawley, a former chairman of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees, was honored with the bestowing of an honorary doctorate of public service at CU's first fall commencement on Dec. 14 in the Ransdell Chapel.

"The greatest honor that any university grants is the honorary doctorate degree," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU. "Mr. Crawley has lived the life of a Christian servant leader - humbly serving his Lord and church, family, his professional field, and his community and state."

He said Crawley had demonstrated exemplary service to Campbellsville University, the larger community, his fellow man, and had served as a strong Christian servant leader.

Crawley served as a capital campaign chairman under the leadership during the presidential tenure of Dr. W.R. Davenport.

Carter said Crawley is also a committed Christian also having served as a deacon, lay leader and talented Bible teacher at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Crawley has also served previously as the moderator of Taylor County Baptist Association and president of the Kentucky Baptist Brotherhood. He has participated in a number of mission trips around the world.

Carter said Crawley is also an engineer who earned a diploma from the Lincoln Engineering School, holds the title of first engineer from RCA and the U.S. Navy. He has been widely recognized as a pioneer in radio development and has been recognized by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association for his innovation and contributions to the broadcast sector.

- Joan C. McKinney is director of university communications.