By Gerard Flanagan, news writer and photographer, Office of 大学通信
CAMPBELLSVILLE,肯塔基州. – Dr. 约瑟夫·霍普金斯, who has been on the job as Campbellsville大学’s 12th president for over a year and a half, stood before those who have given endowed scholarships to Campbellsville大学 and confessed he felt challenged.
“I feel challenged because I’m standing here in front of folks who have been so generous. You’ve poured out your hearts to our students through your benevolence and the thought of creating a lasting legacy,霍普金斯说 at the annual Endowed Scholarship Dinner on Aug. 在BASC宴会厅.
Dr. 石磊凯利, 发展副总裁, announced the establishment of six new endowed scholarships. The six new scholarships have helped Campbellsville大学 increase its total endowment to $36.4 million as of June 30 – an increase from last year’s total of $35 million.
“It’s all about our students,” Kelly said. “What you’re doing here at Campbellsville大学 in terms of your financial support, investing in the endowment and the long-term financial help the university gives. All of these dollars are going to support our students.”
New endowed scholarships include the following: Bonnie Ford Endowed, 安妮和迈克·海德捐赠, 通往教学之桥, 帕特里夏·H. Cowherd Scholarship for Academic Excellence Endowed, Center for Faith and Ministry Endowed and the George and Wilma Gaddie Endowed.
These endowed scholarships, Hopkins noted, benefit students for a long time.
“几百年后, 这份礼物仍将继续馈赠,他说, “and we are just so grateful for the generation of students you’re supporting now, the generation of students you’ll support in years to come, and for the strength and future you give to this university.”
Hopkins told the crowd at the endowment dinner that Campbellsville大学 has many wonderful stories – stories only made possible by generous giving and strong support.
“We really cannot sustain the university without the generosity of the people who are in this room and those who stand behind our students each and every day with their gifts and their investment in this dream,霍普金斯说.
He reminded the creators of these endowed scholarships that they have made a “transformational difference,” even when it was difficult to give.
“I’m grateful on behalf of all these students and thankful to God I’m part of a community like this where we circle around these students and give them our best,霍普金斯说. “We thank God for the blessings He gives.”
Those at the dinner also heard from Juno Faas, a junior from Springfield, Ky., majoring in political science, about the importance of endowed scholarships.
“The only way to really describe Campbellsville大学 and the way it makes everyone feel who comes here is home and heart,法斯说。.
Faas’ first day with the Campbellsville大学’s Marching Tiger Band displayed this feeling of home and heart.
“I had never felt more at home,法斯说。. “When I stepped onto Campbellsville大学’s campus, I never felt more at home. All of those fears just washed away from me, and I made friends with countless people that day.”
Faas explained hopes for continuing to share that welcoming feeling at Campbellsville大学.
“不管我遇到谁, 我在什么地方, everyone was welcoming and willing to help me find my way,法斯说。. “…I hope I can make everyone else feel at home the same way they made me feel at home.”
Campbellsville大学 is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university that offers over 100 programs including doctoral, 主, 本科, associate and certificate programs. The website for complete information is www.linniegreenberg.net.