Fayette County

Education news: Campbellsville University’s communications office receives awards of excellence


▪  Campbellsville University’s Office of University Communications received three Grand Awards and three Awards of Excellence from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Kentucky recently in Lexington.

The office staff won the Grand Awards, the highest award, for the Campbellsvillian alumni magazine for institutions with less than 10,000 students; the university’s Economic Impact Study; and for a special print low-budget publication, “Homecoming 2014: Let the Good Times Roar” that was published in the Central Kentucky News-Journal.

The Award of Excellence was given to Campbellsville University for a graphic design specialty piece infographic for Campbellsvillian; Ministry in Action in the print and digital publications tabloid category; and the cover graphic design for the university’s Economic Impact Study.

Special merit awards were given for 10 other entries.

Campbellsville University is a Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering more than 80 programs of study, including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs.

▪  Thousands of elementary, middle and high school students in private and public schools in Lexington donated more than 64,000 pounds of nonperishable food for the Kids Can Fight Hunger 2015 Food Drive. The donation has an estimated retail value of $108,160.

Schools were competing for a cash prize of $500 cash prize in three divisions based on total enrollment. Winners were determined by total food poundage and total cash/check or online donations made on behalf of their schools.

Schools also had the opportunity to participate in a food box decorating contest for one grand prize of $250. The winner was Sandersville Elementary.

Winners in the three divisions were Lexington Christian Academy, Rosa Parks Elementary and Jessie Clark Middle School.


▪  Richmond’s Model Laboratory Middle School students donated more than $13,500 to the Salvation Army on Dec. 18. It was the school’s largest donation in eight years of collecting money for the Salvation Army..