Campbellsville, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution to offer certificate completion programs and degree programs at a new Harrodsburg Education Center at a meeting Feb. 2 on the main campus.
At the request of community leaders in Harrodsburg, an alumni and friends meeting was held in Harrodsburg last week to present the idea to Harrodsburg supporters for the new center. About 120 persons attended the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce organized event in the Mercer County Cooperative Extension Office.
Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, explained the project to the attendees at the Harrodsburg meeting. “I am sincerely impressed with the outpouring from the community,” said the president. “In my 17 years at Campbellsville University, I have not seen anything develop at this speed with this dedication. We have come to Harrodsburg because the people have asked us to be here.”
There is a fundraising campaign to raise “500 for $50” in which 500 individuals are being asked to donate $50 to begin a $25,000 scholarship fund for Mercer County students. More than $4,000 was raised that evening. “This is a magnificent start,” said Carter. “But, there is a great need for students in Mercer County and we are looking for additional partners to help make this center a reality.” At a meeting Monday, February 8, the Harrodsburg City Commission voiced its support to help raise a $3 Million endowment for students.
Work is being accomplished on establishing a physical location the center. The impetus for the project began with the local community-minded churches. “People are opening doors for the Harrodsburg Center project, rapidly creating a Mercer County home for the CU mission,” according to Wes Carter, assistant director of church outreach at Campbellsville University. “We are quickly moving it through the university process.”
At the trustee meeting, the members of the board approved the resolution to offer the following certificate programs at the Harrodsburg Education Center, cosmetology and allied health offerings, and four degree programs, a professional master of business administration, the master of theology, early childhood education P-5 and a new degree from Campbellsville University called the master of science in information technology management.
A phlebotomy course is beginning at the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce building at 131 N. Chiles St., Harrodsburg, starting Feb. 15 and continues through May 20, 2016. The class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Clinical instruction runs April 1 through May 13, and final classes are May 16 and May 18. There is also another spring 2016 course option starting April 4 and going through June 30 meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The class will meet for six weeks with clinic experience beginning May 16. Class will then return to meet June 27 and 29 finals.
For more Allied Health information, contact Christie Minor at (270) 789-5393 or email at [email protected].
When completed, the Harrodsburg Education Center will be located off Hwy. 127 in Harrodsburg.