Rothwell is part of Campbellsville’s first August pinning ceremony

Published 11:12 am Friday, September 21, 2018

By Amber Wright
Communications assistant, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE – Campbellsville University held its first August master of social work pinning ceremony along with the university’s first August commencement. Kalon Moody, assistant professor of social work, and master of social work field director, introduced the nine master of social work graduates.

The students were Kela Capps of Burkesville; Clemencia Ixcoy of Dalton, Ga.; Shanice Dunlap of Louisville; Amanda Graves of Danville; Natasha Morrow of Somerset; April Rivera of Covington; Corie Beth Staples of Park City; Kassidy Carpenter of McKee; and Miranda Perry of Somerset.

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The ceremony recognized Kayla Ammons of Morehead; Kassidy Carpenter of McKee; and Miranda Perry of Somerset for being inducted into the Phi Alpha Honor Society.

The other master of social work graduates were Shanan Akers of Somerset; Emily Akin of Franklin; Sandra Barker of Mt. Sterling; David Burgos of Olmsead; Patrick Callahan of Catlettsburg; Melissa Clare of Jesup, Ga.; Falycia Davis of Vaucluse, S.C.; Cathlene Elliot-Blake of West Haven, Conn.; Sarah Fletcher-Elmore of Russell Springs; Kayla Fore of Williamsburg; Dena Garrett of Hope; Heather Graham of Campbellsville; Jade Hampton of Morehead; Allison Haralson of Hardinsburg; Jennifer Hensley of London; Kevin Horn of Harrodsburg; Smarie Horn of Harrodsburg; Lindsey Horseman of Winchester; Jessica Johnston of Grayson; Jocelyn King of Mansfield, Ohio; Vanessa Mader of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Allisyn McKeehan of Union; Sarah Mersch of Florence; Amy Morgan of Ashland, Ohio; Erika Norwood of Westchesther, Ill.; Nikki Rothwell of Stanford; Roger Vaughn of South Point, Ohio; and Morgan Winkler of Richmond.

Dr. Darlene Eastridge, professor of social work and public child welfare certification program coordinator, hooded the graduates while Dr. Candace Hansford, professor of social work, pinned them.

After the ceremony concluded with the benediction by Hansford, the graduates, their families and the audience in attendance were invited for refreshments in the lobby.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Mudd, dean of the Carver School of Social Work, at or (270) 789-5045.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off- campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa, Calif., and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is