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CU raises half of $61.1 million campaign

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Effort will go public next year

Drew Tucker

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University has reached the $30 million silent phase goal of its "Our Times, This Place: Next Century Campaign, Campbellsville University" campaign.

Dr. Joseph Owens, chair of the CU Board of Trustees, made the announcement to those attending the annual President's Club dinner Oct. 21 in the Winters Dining Hall.

The university's campaign goal is $61.1 million and will go public next year. An internal goal of "30 by 13" was set to reach $30 million before the end of this year. It was met two and a half months in advance of the end of the year.

CU President Dr. Michael Carter said CU is 107 years old, and its future is bright.

"I'm excited about the future. There's a plan, prayers and players, and the plan is Vision 2025."

He said CU is moving from its silent to public phase and he prays that CU molds and crafts the lives of the young people who come to the university.

"The players are you - we need you," he said. "We need to find a way to make this $61.1 million goal a reality."

Twenty new members were inducted into the President's Club this year. A total of 385 members represented the President's Club for 2012-2013.

Those from Campbellsville who are new members for the President's Club for 2012-2013 are Todd Adams, Robert and Shirley Buckner; Campbellsville Downtown Business Association, represented by Doug and Kathleen Tucker; Robert and Ginger Colvin, Ben and Regina Cox, Brian and Miranda Denney, Chad and Jessica Floyd, David and Betty Hayes, Randy Herron, Tonya Kessler, Jason and Tara Lawson, Calen McKinney of Campbellsville, Tri-County Car Club Inc., and Jimmie and Tina Wooley of Campbellsville.