Campbellsville University Awards 139 Degrees in December Commencement
2009 Jan 12Jan. 12, 2009 For Immediate Release CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY AWARDS 139 DEGREES IN DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. - "Tonight is about you," said Dr. Bill Henard. Henard is pastor of Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, and was the guest speaker at Campbellsville University's second December commencement. The commencement for 139 graduates was Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, "This is a very special day - it's a day you as graduates and your families will long remember." Carter congratulated the students for their accomplishments and for the sacrifices they and their families have made to "reach this important milestone in your life and educational career." Henard urged the graduates to "Go out and claim the future God has for you." "Act upon the promises of God. Go out and serve God," he said. He said to follow God's leadership - "if you trust God, you will make the right decisions." Blake Lawyer, bachelor of arts in educational ministries graduate and co-valedictorian from Elnora, Ind., gave the response to the charge. Lawyer said, "No matter what charge I or anyone else gives you tonight, it is the charge from God that will always ring the truest and loudest. Work for the Lord, it's Jesus Christ you are serving." Co-valedictorians, graduates with a perfect 4.0 GPA, were Lawyer; Daniela Noelani Johnston, bachelor of science in psychology graduate from Louisville, Ky.; Christie Nicole Bagley, a bachelor of arts in educational ministries graduate from Mt. Washington, Ky.; and Philip Dale Wysong, a bachelor of science in business administration in accounting graduate from Danville, Ky. Salutatorian was Dustin Thomas Snyder, a bachelor of science in psychology graduate from Vine Grove, Ky. The local graduates include:
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