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Around Campus Fall 2013

November 21, 2013
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A ‘Military Friendly’ School

Campbell University celebrated Military Appreciation Week in mid September and ended the festivities with several activities during the football team’s home game against Charleston Southern. Campbell’s ROTC program took part in the National Anthem before the game and was honored during the halftime ceremony. This fall, Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, named Campbell University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list, which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace U.S. military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. | Photo by Will Bratton

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Pat Barker shares a laugh with her husband, Bob Barker, during the dedication ceremony for Pat Barker Hall, a freshman women’s dormitory built in 2010. | Photo by Billy Liggett

New women’s dorm dedicated to Pat Barker

Pat Barker thought she was on campus on Oct. 15 for just another meeting — one of many she’s attended over the years for Campbell University’s Presidential Board of Advisors or the College of Arts & Sciences’ Advisory Board.

Instead, midway through the gathering in Campbell’s newest women’s dormitory (built in 2010), she realized this wasn’t a typical meeting. She soon learned the lobby she sat in was part of the building that now bears her name.

Campbell formally dedicated Pat Barker Hall — which had been known simply as “the new residence hall” for three years — much to the surprise of Barker, who had to be strategically led in through the building’s south entrance so she wouldn’t see her name on the 48,000-square-foot freshman dormitory.

Joined by her husband, Bob Barker — the namesake of the recently built coed dormitory located across the highway from Barker-Lane Stadium (which also bears the family’s name) — Pat Barker expressed both shock and gratitude to the crowd of friends and family who were in on the surprise.

“I’m just totally amazed. This is so wonderful,” Pat Barker said. “I greatly appreciate all of this. Thank you so much."

Class ring ceremony the start of a new tradition at Campbell

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By Cherry Crayton | Photo by Bennett Scarborough

Meredith Locklear started her senior year at Campbell University in August, but it was on Oct. 26, when it hit her: “Wow, I’m really a senior.”

That morning, Locklear and dozens of other juniors and seniors received their official class rings during the university's inaugural Ring Ceremony in a standing-room-only Butler Chapel. The ceremony marked the beginning of a new tradition at Campbell; it started off a full day of activities to celebrate Homecoming 2013; and, for Locklear, it served as “the perfect way to start off the senior activities.”

“This ceremony provides a sense of community and fellowship, and it brings together many of the students who are in a similar situation as you,” said Locklear, a clinical research major. “The next thing for us will be ordering our caps and gowns, and then soon it’s going to be graduation.”

What made the Ring Ceremony even more significant is that it’s the first of its kind to be held at Campbell, Locklear said. “It’s really special to be part of the first one.”

Campbell alumni have been wearing class rings for years, but it wasn’t until last April that the university premiered the official class ring and began planning its first Ring Ceremony to coincide with Homecoming 2013. One hundred and forty-one students who have completed at least 64 credit hours have bought an official class ring since August — and many of them participated in the ceremony. Among them was Britany Curry, a senior in psychology.

“It was important to be here, because [this ring] represents the next step,” said Curry, who’s on track to graduate in May and who plans to attend graduate school for nursing. “And because it’s the first ceremony, that makes it even more important.”

The tradition of class rings in the U.S. dates back to 1835 when cadets at West Point received them, Dennis Bazemore, Campbell’s vice president for student life said during the ceremony. So it was fitting that cadets with Campbell’s ROTC placed the rings in the Dinah E. Gore Bell Tower the night before for safekeeping and escorted them to the chapel that Saturday morning.

Campbell President Jerry Wallace then presented the rings to each student in attendance who had ordered one.

“This ring is a symbol of Campbell pride and what Campbell has been in its 126 years, of what is now and of what it will be — and what it will be is largely what you will be and do and serve,” Wallace said before he directed all the students to remove the rings from boxes and place them on their fingers at the same time. “I’m confident with the strong hands I shook and the happy faces that I saw and the pride I have experienced with you, that the future is in good hands.”

The ring design features the year of the university’s founding; degree abbreviations; stones that are orange and black, the school’s colors; and the university seal, which is also printed on graduation diplomas and on the medallions that first-year students receive during New Student Convocation. In addition, the ring includes imprints of three of the university’s campus landmarks: Kivett Hall’s tower, D. Rich Memorial Hall and the Dinah E. Gore Bell Tower.

“I am excited about this new tradition,” Bazemore added. “I hope you will cherish this ring. May this ring be a reminder of your student days at Campbell . . . and [may you] carry this with a great sense of Campbell pride . . . and use this ring to open doors to speak to others about Campbell.”

Summer Marie @summermc: The new study room in the basement of the @campbell_lib is amazing. We need more spaces like this at @campbelledu.

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Coming This Spring

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Campbell University has a long and proud history of providing educational opportunities to service members, veterans and their families. More than 700 veterans are currently enrolled at Campbell, and for two consecutive years, we’ve been recognized as one of the Top 50 military-friendly schools in the nation. Campbell Magazine will pay homage to the university’s longstanding relationship with our nation’s military with stories about our campuses at Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune and profiles on students and alums who have fought and served to protect our freedom. If you would like to be included in the next issue or if you have story ideas, email Billy Liggett at liggettb@campbell.edu.

Campbell says ‘good bye’ to provost, alum and friend

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Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dwaine Greene was honored in September with the J.A. Campbell Meritorious Service Award, just weeks before he took the job as new president of Georgetown College in Kentucky. Greene shared tearful good-byes with co-workers, family and friends at a small ceremony at Marshbanks Hall. “I don’t know of anybody who qualifies more for the J.A. Campbell Meritorious Service Award than Dwaine Greene,” said Campbell President Jerry Wallace. “We’re proud of him because of his inherent goodness and the way of life he brought to Campbell. He led us through several difficult accreditations during his time here, and he was not only my neighbor here, but my right-hand man. He certainly has a special place in all of our hearts, and we wish him well.”

Duffy to lead school’s proposed nursing program

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Dr. Nancy Duffy was named director of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ proposed nursing program at the Oct. 30 Board of Trustees meeting.

Duffy will be tasked with bringing to fruition the proposed Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program approved by the board last spring. The proposed start date for the program is fall 2014, subject to the approval of the N.C. Board of Nursing. Duffy began her duties on Nov. 1.

“You have to be willing to take the risk and if opportunity knocks, open the door,” Duffy said in accepting the role. “The timing of the proposed Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Campbell is perfect for numerous reasons.”

In 2012, there were 75,000 qualified applicants denied admission to nursing programs in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the employment growth for registered nurses will increase 26 percent from 2010 to 2020. Like Campbell’s other health sciences programs — which include the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the pharmacy, public health, physician assistant and anticipated physical therapy programs — the proposed nursing program will emphasize training health care professionals who serve rural and underserved populations, as well as interprofessional education.

In Brief

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U.S. News & World Report ranked Campbell University among the best regional universities in the South in its 2014 edition of Best Colleges. U.S. News ranked 621 regional universities that offer a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as a few doctoral programs, against their peer groups in four geographic regions. In the South region, Campbell tied with Mississippi College to rank 27th out of 92 institutions.

The 2013 Doctor of Pharmacy class of Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences upheld its tradition of excellence by posting a perfect score on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination this summer. Campbell’s 96 candidates exceeded North Carolina’s passage rate of 97 percent and the national passage rate of 96 percent on this year’s NAPLEX.

Wells Fargo Private Bank donated $50,000 to Campbell University this fall to expand a fund it established last year that provides scholarships for students in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ Trust & Wealth Management Program. The bank initially established the Wells Fargo Trust Scholarship in 2012 with a $25,000 gift to aid trust majors at Campbell, with first preference for female and/or minority students. Lourdes Ros, a fifth-year student at Campbell, was the first recipient of the scholarship this year.

Campbell University ROTC Cadet Raul Mancera was recognized as the top cadet from his regiment at the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course on July 28 at Watkins Field in Washington. Mancera was one of 24 cadets from the 9th Regiment sworn in and pinned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

Campbell Law School announced this fall the establishment of the Honoratos Emeritus Scholarship. The scholarship will award any qualified veteran an annual $15,000 renewable scholarship. For veterans that reside in North Carolina, the Honoratos Emeritus Scholarship essentially amounts to a full-tuition scholarship when combined with the G.I. Bill.

‘Interprofessional’ effort teams students in medical, PA and pharmacy programs

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By Billy Liggett | Photo by Bill Parish

In a perfect world, doctors respect their physician assistants or nurses, and they have close-working relationships with local pharmacists or physical therapists. Familiarity with their health care colleagues makes for a more well-oiled health care machine, right?

Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There are roughly 85,000 physician assistants working in the United States (a number expected to jump by 40 percent over the next 10 years), yet a recent survey showed that only half of all practicing physicians have worked alongside a PA. That unfamiliarity tends to lead to a lack of respect, according to Dr. Vicky Kaprielian, professor and associate dean for faculty development and medical education at Campbell University’s new School of Osteopathic Medicine.

“There are certainly some doctors who behave poorly toward other health care professionals,” Kaprielian said. “There is not universal respect of equality toward the various professions. And there should be.”

In an effort to build that familiarity and respect before their students head out into the professional world, students from Campbell’s medical, physician assistant, pharmacy and public health programs took part in the university’s inaugural First-Year Health Professional Interprofessional Day on Aug. 14 on Campbell’s main campus. Approximately 340 students from the four programs were mixed into groups of 15 and took part in case studies and team-building exercises before gathering at Turner Auditorium for a panel discussion.

The goal was to prepare the students for the inevitable interprofessional settings and scenarios they’ll come across in their careers and to introduce them to the students in other programs working toward the same goal — to improve health care services in North Carolina and beyond.

“They learn the strengths of these other professions and how they will complement these other professions down the road,” said Michael Adams, assistant dean for graduate and interprofessional education. “Our goal is simply better patient outcomes, and we feel we can get there when we have a better understanding of what other professions do.”

With Campbell launching new programs and currently in the accreditation process for potential future programs such as nursing and physical therapy, Adams said the school’s interprofessional program will continue to grow.The framework for a formal program is being developed by a committee and will be presented to the individual programs as they build their curriculums. It is anticipated that this First Year Health Professional Interprofessional Day will be the initial introductory experience for all health programs.

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Lundy-Fetterman Museum drops its ropes for young blind students

By Billy Liggett | Photo by Bennett Scarborough

For the first time since it opened in 2001, the Lundy-Fetterman Museum dropped its ropes on Oct. 2 and allowed guests to touch and feel the pronghorn antelope, goitered gazelle, Persian ibex and blue marlin on display.

For many of those guests, the day was the first time they experienced the enormity of a hippopotamus or the first time they felt a bear not named Teddy. For the dozen students of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind, the trip to Buies Creek allowed for a better understanding of Earth’s wildlife beyond the descriptions from those with sight or from science books.

“This added a whole new dimension to their learning,” said Rod Poole, the Morehead School’s orientation and abilities specialist who was among a handful of staff and volunteers who accompanied the children, ages 12-13, on Wednesday. “If they don’t have this extra concept development, they’re missing out on so much when it comes to learning about nature and science. This opportunity is priceless … something you can’t get just anywhere.”

The museum, which also houses historic books and photos of Campbell University’s 126-year history, features a collection of 175 animals gathered by Burrows T. and Mabel L. Lundy, who were avid hunters and self-proclaimed conservationists. The Lundys, founders of Lundy Packing Company in Clinton, donated their exhibit to Campbell and the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business in 2001.

Campus Activities Board recognized at national conference

The Campbell University Campus Activities Board was recognized as the best in the region during a conference in Tennessee for the National Association for Campus Activities this fall.

“CAB has come a long way since it was started seven years ago at Campbell,” said Chris O’Connor, director of student activities. “To go from a newly created board to being recognized as the best programming board in the region in only seven years is a testament to the hard work and energy that our students have invested in making CAB the best organization possible.”

CAB organizes activities, programs and events for Campbell students in hopes of fostering an environment that stimulates social, cultural, multicultural, intellectual, leadership and recreational skills. Activities have included concerts, formals, street fairs, Party in the Park, movie nights, homecoming, day trips, the annual Spring Fling and numerous others. The organization is comprised of an executive board and eight committees, all led by students.

CAB received the Board of Excellence Award, which recognizes the best activities board in the South. Also honored at the conference was Karie Parkes, Campbell’s assistant director of student activities, who received the Shuronda H. Smith Outstanding New Professional Award.

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Tadlocks named Campbell’s ‘Family of the Year’

Emily Tadlock, a senior at Campbell University, had nominated her family for Campbell’s Family of the Year award last year but the Tadlocks weren’t selected. When the nominations started this year, her sister, Hunter, a junior at Campbell, asked her if she thought it would be a good idea if they both submitted an essay nominating their family again.

It was a very good idea — Campbell’s Office of Student Life office selected the Tadlocks, of Williamston, as the university’s Family of the Year. Emily, Hunter and their parents Lynn and Pamela, who both attended Campbell, were recognized during halftime at the Camels home football game against Morehead State as part of the university’s annual Family Weekend.

“Campbell University really is at the heart of my family,” said Emily, who is majoring in communications studies and theatre arts and minoring in business management. “We have a lot of family history here on campus … all the way to my grandmother and great aunt and great uncles. So being Campbell’s Family of the Year is such an honor for my family and I feel like they truly deserve it."

In her essay, Hunter wrote that their father, Lynn, who was working at Campbell and taking classes when he met Pamela, attends every home Camels football game and spends his Sunday afternoons playing golf, toting “around his Campbell golf bag, with his Campbell golf towel, while wearing the brightest of Campbell orange shirts he can find.” Their mother, Pamela, a 1986 graduate, is known as the “crazy Campbell lady” at the high school in Williamston where she teaches.

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Broadcast students go live with Campbell Now! newscast

By Molly Hudson

While most students do not enjoy the pressure of having the spotlight shine on them, or in their faces, the pressure is what drives the cast of Campbell Now! News.

After two semesters of producing the taped newscast Campbell Now! TV, students this fall began to experience being live on camera every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. during their newscast, Campbell Now! News, which airs on Channel 15.

“I love that butterfly feeling I get in my stomach," said Emily Tadlock, a senior theatre arts and communication studies double major, "so being live versus being taped is a lot more exciting for me.”

Campbell Now! News is produced by a class of 12 students who meet every Tuesday evening to learn the technicalities of broadcasting under the guidance of professor Pete Kenny. Each student is then required to attend either two airings of the show each week or attend one airing and conduct one hour of research for the show.

“It’s a lot of getting your feet wet, trying different roles out, seeing if you like it,” Kenny said. “And it’s a great way for the students to give back to Campbell.”

Although it is only in its first semester, Kenny and the show’s director Hannah Joyce have big goals for Campbell Now! News, which covers campus news as well as local and national news, sports, entertainment, technology and weather. By next spring Joyce, a senior communication studies major, would like to increase the length of the show and begin introducing guest speakers and grow the viewership. Once worked out, those details feed into Kenny’s vision for the show’s future.

“Eventually, what we are hoping to do is have a student-run newscast that airs every night of the week and covers news, sports, weather, everything,” he said.

Although the majority of the cast is communication studies students, the course is open to all students on campus. Courtney Fannin, a senior kinesiology major, signed up for the course as an elective. She runs the lights and cameras on Mondays and serves as floor manager on Wednesdays, but sees how this can carry over to her future career in physical therapy.

“It has helped me learn about using communication, because you have to be able to talk to your co-workers or bosses,” Fannin said.

Peyton Bingham @pebingham: every time I hear someone talk about their love for @campbelledu I get emotional. #ilovemyschool!

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