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Chowning receives Algernon Sydney Sullivan award

By Gerard Flanagan, news writer and photographer, Office of University Communications

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Community Award was presented to Dr. John Chowning, executive assistant to the President for government, community and constituent relations at Campbellsville University.

For over three decades, Chowning has served in various capacities at the university, including two terms on the Board of Trustees and a stint as the board's chair. He also served in the administration as a vice president.

Chowning, a native of Cumberland County, Ky., is in his 30th year as pastor of Saloma Baptist Church in Taylor County.

He has been active in several ministry organizations and is involved in reconciliation ministry - working with others across the community, state and nation to bring people of faith together across racial, ethnic, and denominational lines.

He and his wife, Cathy Pence Chowning, are the parents of four children and have four grandchildren.

Chowning received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Campbellsville University in 2013. Campbellsville University was selected in 2002 to participate in this prestigious awards program that honors the memory and legacy of the late Algernon Sydney Sullivan. Only 70 colleges and universities are approved by the Sullivan Foundation to annually present these awards to one graduating senior and to one community member.

This story was posted on 2023-05-09 08:49:49
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Honors given to Dr. John Chowning

2023-05-09 - Taylor County, KY - Photo by Alexandria D. Dalton.
Dr. John Chowning, center, executive assistant to the President for government, community and constituent relations at Campbellsville University, receives the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Community Award. Making the presentation were, from left, Dr. Joseph Hopkins, president of Campbellsville University, and Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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