Brescia University Making a difference2016-04-28T19:09:25Z Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[New Life Church Chosen to Receive Empty Bowls Funds]]> 2016-04-18T19:24:16Z 2016-04-18T19:24:16Z Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky has selected New Life Church as this year’s recipient of the event’s funds. The annual fundraiser, which is part of a national initiative to feed the hungry, will take place Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Community Center, located at 609 East 4th Street.

IMG_1485The Empty Bowls Committee accepted applications from area soup kitchens and food pantries but chose New Life Church to receive the funds because of the diversity and reach of their program.

Their food cooperative is a membership program that provides families with a monthly food box. The group meets twice a week and receives up to 50 lbs. of food at each meeting. Not only do they receive food, but the meetings allow them to be become educated on their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health. The program currently serves 30 families in the local community and they provide 600-800 boxes of food each year.

In addition to the cooperative, they also have community meals for those in need on Tuesday and Thursday. They also support a local non-profit called “A Simple Path,” that teaches homeless women the culinary art and trains them for jobs to help stabilize their lives. These women are residents at Adrienne’s House, the city’s only walk in emergency shelter for women.

With the immense dependability on their kitchen for each of these programs, the church is seeking funds to service and maintain their appliances to ensure the kitchen stays in working order. They currently rely on donations that are used solely to purchase supplies for the ministries.

IMG_1487“We are so thankful to the Empty Bowls committee for selecting New Life Church as the recipient of this year’s award. We plan on using the funds in a variety of ways. Along with supporting our food pantry, soup kitchen, and food co-op this will free up funds to replace and repair appliances in the kitchen. It is our goal to live out Matthew 25:40 with each arm of ministry here at New Life.”

In addition to their ministry to feed the hungry, New Life Church, located on Crabtree Avenue, seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the community through ministries such as a Thrift Store, Clothes Closet, and Adrienne’s House.

The funds provided to New Life Church will come from proceeds garnered by the Empty Bowls event, including tickets sales, t-shirt sales and silent auction donations. Tickets for the event are still on sale and any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Tickets are $15 and are available at the following locations:

Allstate Insurance Company Dave Lindow

1210 Burlew Blvd.

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Contact: Tina Taylor

Next Level Church

2613 Cravens Avenue

Owensboro, KY

Contact Amanda Graham at for hours

Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church

609 East 4th Street

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University.  Brescia’s Art Department supplies the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created. Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches.


Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Seeking Applicants for High School Youth Theology Institute Initiative]]> 2016-04-18T19:25:27Z 2016-04-16T19:24:39Z In Fall 2015, Brescia University received a grant of $462,227 to establish “Living and Leading with Love,” or L3, a high school youth theology institutes initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment. The key objective of L3 will be to provide Catholic leadership training, in an age-appropriate way, to interested high school students using this same “theology of charity” with the specific goals of helping young people to: discover Jesus’ call to love; explore the meaning of that love; and identify practical ways of putting that love into action.

The program will provide high school sophomores with a combination of theological reflection, online learning experiences, service opportunities, and social functions for the duration of one academic year. The culmination will be a 10-day, intensive on-ground experience at Brescia University.

Brescia is currently seeking applicants for the program. Students who will be sophomores during the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible.  Students should have a strong interest in religion and theology; desire to develop leadership skills; and an aspiration to learn more about themselves through reflection, projects, and service to their local communities. Only 15 students will be accepted into the program.

Those interested in applying should complete the online application, which can be found at Students will also be required to submit one recommendation letter from a church official, religious educator/teacher, or school counselor. Applications are due June 30. The L3 Steering Committee will review applications in early July, and applicants will be notified of decisions no later than July 15.

For more information, please visit the L3 website at

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia to Host Day of Enrichment for Seniors]]> 2016-04-20T15:49:14Z 2016-04-14T15:45:21Z Spirituality is a lifelong journey, and is experienced differently at each stage of life.  Brescia University is pleased to offer a Day of Enrichment that will focus on spirituality and aging.   On April 22nd from 10:00 – 3:00 pm in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Brescia University will host guest speakers focused on topics including Mercy, Centering Prayer and the Spirituality of Aging.  There will also be the opportunity for reflection and reconciliation.

Lunch will also be included. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are required by April 21st.  A registration fee of $10 can be paid in advance or at the door.  Please dress comfortably, as light stretching will be incorporated into the program.

RSVP to Alexxis Ross-Logan at 270.686.2101 or

The agenda for the event is as follows:

10:00-10:30 am “Yoga, Spirituality and Healing” with Kay Corpus, MD 

10:30-11:15 am “Centering Prayer” with Sr. Marietta Wethington

11:30-12:15 pm “Spirituality of Aging” with Sr. Pam Mueller

12:15-1:15 pm Lunch

1:15-2:00 pm “Mercy” with Lisa Gulino

2:15-3:00 pm Reflection

Brescia University is pleased to welcome the following guest speakers:

Kay Corpus, MD

Kay Corpus, MD is a family physician specializing in Integrative and Functional Medicine as well as is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Kay completed family medicine residency at Penn State Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA, the two-year Integrative Medicine fellowship with the renowned Andrew Weil, MD at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and functional medicine training with the Institute of Functional Medicine with Mark Hyman, MD. She is also a certified practitioner with the Whole Health Medicine Institute with Lissa Rankin, MD.

Her approach to medicine involves uncovering the true root cause of illness and disease. She and her patients work together to illuminate how pathology occurs as a result of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual imbalances. She specializes in adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance, thyroid disorder, anxiety/depression, allergies/food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorder,and women’s health. She founded the Center for Integrative Medicine in Owensboro and Henderson, KY where she guides patients to whole health transformation.

Kay has practiced yoga for nearly 18 years and has taught yoga since 2007. She studied with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute as well as Vinyasa Yoga with Sarah Gingrich and Lisa Taylor in Pennsylvania.  She teaches weekly yoga classes at her studio The Yoga Loft in Owensboro and is currently co-leading with Sarah the Transforming Health with Yoga-Leading the Change Through Personal Development & Community Empowerment 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

She lives in Owensboro with her husband, Josh and two children, Bella and Luka. Please visit her website at and and follow her blogs and latest events on her Facebook pages ‘Kay Corpus, MD” and ‘Yoga Loft KY’.

Sister Marietta Wethington

Sister Marietta was born on a farm near Clementsville, Kentucky, in Casey County, the oldest of eight children (five girls and three boys) born to Frank and Odelia Wethington.

After beginning college courses at Brescia — majoring in elementary education — Sister Marietta began her teaching career at Immaculate School in Owensboro as a primary teacher. Sister Marietta’s teaching career continued at Saint Columba in Louisville for three years (first graders), Saint James in Louisville for two years (second graders), Saint Paul in Princeton for two years (first through fourth grades), and Saint Pius Tenth in Owensboro for four years (first grade). She moved on to Saint Joseph School in Bowling Green, where she taught fifth and sixth grade language arts for two years (the only years she was out of primary teaching) and first and second grade for two years. During this time she taught reading methods to teachers at Brescia during the summer months.

Sister Marietta came home to Maple Mount in 1980 as director of activities for the senior sisters for one year and then coordinator of the motherhouse for three years. She was elected to the Mount Saint Joseph Leadership Team in 1984 and served two four-year terms.

In 1992 she spent a one-year sabbatical at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and then continued her ministry as a pastoral associate at Holy Spirit Church in Jamestown, Kentucky, on Lake Cumberland, in the Southern Kentucky Missions region of the Archdiocese of Louisville. She spent seven years there, becoming active in the local ministerial association, Hospice, and Habitat for Humanity.

Sr. Pam Mueller

Ursuline Sister Pam Mueller is currently the campus minister at Brescia University.  She graduated from Brescia College, now University, in 1974 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Hearing.  She also holds a Master’s Degree from University of Louisville in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master’s Degree from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Deaf Education, has completed the Spiritual Direction Institute from Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Owensboro and the Graduate Certificate Program in Pastoral Care from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.

Sr. Pam has completed many certification programs in areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Teaching, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Care, QPR Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, and Catholic Campus Ministry.

From 1974-1979, Sr. Pam served as the itinerant speech therapist for Owensboro parochial schools.  She then taught as an Assistant Professor and served as Clinical Supervisor of Speech Language Pathology at Brescia University.  In 1992, she began as Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at St. Louis University, until 1994 when she moved into the position of Director of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program.  In 2000, Sr. Pam moved back to the Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Center and was the Director of the Office of Vocations.  In 2005, she took on a part-time position as Campus Minister and Director of Women’s Discernment Programs at Brescia University, and in 2006 moved into Director of Campus Minister at Brescia University, as position she still currently serves in.  In addition to this role, Sr. Pam was elected as Counselor, Leadership Member of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph.

Lisa M. Gulino

Lisa M. Gulino (D.Min. Candidate, The Catholic University of America) is the current holder of the John McRaith Chair of Pastoral Ministry and an Assistant Professor of Theology at Brescia University.  She holds the M.A. in Religious Studies from Providence College. Her ministry experience includes Campus Ministry, Youth Ministry, Catechetical Ministry, Confirmation preparation, and R.C.I.A and work as a Diocesan Director for Evangelization and Faith Formation.  She has designed and implanted formation programs, intergenerational catechesis, pastoral planning for multiple parishes, liturgical catechesis, and mentoring programs for parish leadership teams. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Foundations of Religious Education, Family and Youth Ministry and Theology of Pastoral Ministry.


Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Awards Diploma to Oldest Living Alumni]]> 2016-04-04T20:58:11Z 2016-04-04T20:57:40Z Brescia University recently awarded an Associate of Arts Honoris Causa to its oldest known graduate, Cecelia “Dolly” Mischel Boarman, 102, during an Alumni Visit trip to Arizona.  Formerly of Owensboro, now of Prescott, Arizona, Boarman was awarded the degree 47 years after completing her last class at then Brescia College.

IMG_4582A 1931 graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Owensboro, Boarman began her studies at Brescia in 1957 at the age of 42, hoping to complete her degree in Education and simply for the love of learning.  Dolly even attended classes alongside her daughter Jovita Boarman (Fine) who graduated from Brescia in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.  She taught full-time in the Catholic school system for 11 years, before retiring and serving as a substitute teacher for several years following.

Tracy Naylor, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Brescia, learned about Dolly’s studies in talking with Fine regarding their upcoming visit.

“When Jovita told me that her mother lived with her and had also attended Brescia, I started doing the math in my head.  I knew Jovita graduated in 1966 so this must be a really special connection,” said Naylor. “When she said she was 102, I was truly at a loss for words.  I immediately checked her transcripts, calculated her credits, and asked Sr. Cheryl Clemons, Vice President for Academic Affairs, if there was any way I could deliver a diploma during my visit.  She was immediately willing and we were able to pull off a very nice surprise.  It was one of the best things I’ve had the opportunity during my career.”

“I am so thrilled to finally get a diploma after all these years,” said Dolly. “Thank you, to Tracy. And thank you to Brescia.”

This degree is the first of many to be handed out in 2016, commencement will be May 14th at 10 am at the RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro.

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Celebrates Capital Campaign Groundbreaking]]> 2016-03-31T16:22:14Z 2016-03-31T13:00:55Z Today, students, faculty and staff, alumni, donors and friends gathered as Brescia University broke ground on The Moore Center following the community chamber breakfast. The ceremony celebrated the first phase of The Campaign for Brescia University: Gateway to Our Second Century, a $10 million capital campaign designed to meet the evolving needs of students and the growing competitive landscape of higher education.

DSC_6036Hartz Construction of Owensboro was announced as the contractor for the project and will be leading the construction for phase one of the campaign.

The Moore Center is named for the Moore Family in honor of Board of Trustees member and donor Joe Moore for his contribution to the campaign. In 2014, the Moore’s pledged a $1 million dollar gift to the campaign, and in November 2015 was responsible for securing an additional $1 million gift from a Nashville foundation, a gift given in Joe’s honor.

Joe graduated cum laude from then Brescia College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting.  He won an award for having the highest accounting GPA in a graduating accounting class.  In 2005, Joe was recognized by Brescia University with the Distinguished Alumnus award.

Joe served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council for approximately 10 years before being selected to Board service in February 2005. He is currently serving his third term as Trustee.  Joe is the Chair for Campaign Cabinet for the Gateway to Our Second Century Capital Campaign and is the past-chair of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Joe, a CPA, has more than 30 years of experience in hospital management and operations and recently retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Health Systems.  He now spends his time as a semi-retiree lending his expertise with Martin Ventures, a Nashville based venture capital firm. He was formerly Senior Vice-President, Development at Columbia/Hospital Corporation of America.

In October 2007, Joe and his wife Jeanne also made a $1 million dollar commitment to establish The Moore Presidential Scholars Endowed Scholarship.  Joe, a native of Morganfield KY, and his wife Jeanne currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee and have two sons.

The first phase of the capital campaign will include major renovations to The Moore Center, including an open concept living and dining area on the first floor that will include a remodeled cafeteria, as well as a brand new Snack Bar, and Spirit Shop. This floor will also see a new Athletics Hall of Fame and an expanded gymnasium to accommodate nearly 1,000 fans and will feature two full practice courts and a primary playing court. The addition of two new team locker rooms and an enrollment center will also be housed on the first floor of the building. The second floor will see extensive renovations as well, with the addition of a health and wellness center, expanded walking track and updated office space that include a new counseling center.

The second phase will include the construction of a new Signature Building on the corner of 9th and Frederica that will give a face lift, not only to Brescia University’s campus, but to Downtown Owensboro, serving as a Gateway to the thriving downtown area.

This building will feature an innovative digital learning studio, an auditorium that will be available for community use, state-of-the-art classrooms and computer laboratories, and will house the School of Business, the School of the Education and the School of Social Work. Innovation and technology will be hallmarks of this new state-of-the-art facility.

Construction on The Moore Center is scheduled to start this spring soon after the groundbreaking and is slated to be completed in January 2017.

The $10 million Capital Campaign kicked off in October of 2014. To date, Brescia University has secured $9.5 Million in gifts and pledges.

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Cross Country/Track & Field Team Partners with Local Parish]]> 2016-03-22T13:19:41Z 2016-03-22T13:19:41Z The Brescia University Track & Field/Cross Country team has partnered with St. Joseph and Paul Parish of Owensboro to collect shoes for members of Saint Joseph Church in La Loma (Lalomas), Haiti. The shoe drive begins on March 28th and ends on April 15, 2016.

4“I think as athletes and coaches it is important to give back.  We sometimes take for granted all that we have and by doing the smallest of things, such as collecting old shoes, we can help those individuals in need,” stated Erin Gale, Brescia University Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Coach. “I also thought this would be a great cause for us to get involved in because as a running team, we can go through almost 3 pairs of shoes a year so I know that we will have a great number in the collection bins.”

Any new or used shoes in wearable, clean condition for men, women and children are needs. Boots, high heels, sandals, and flip flops are included. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate by dropping off shoes at the donation boxes located at various locations on campus including: the Campus Center (located on Frederica Street), the Science Building (located on Frederica Street), and the Administration Building (located on East 7th Street).

Donations of cash are also accepted to help cover shipping costs which typically amount to approximately $3,000. These can be turned in at St. Joseph and Paul Parish.

La Loma is a small village in the mountains of Northern Haiti with a population that consist of mostly subsistence farmers and underprivileged families. Because of this, they do not have access to fundamental necessities.  There is currently no industry in the area, including manufacturing, and retail, and there are no job opportunities for these villagers.  The members of the village utilize a barter system to obtain food and clothing. There is a large population of children in La Loma and the national average life expectancy is 55 years.

“The relationship between Saints Joseph and Paul Parish in Owensboro and the mountain families in Lalomas, Haiti began in 2012.  At that time it was not unusual to see children at their homes or walking barefoot on the road, instead of being in school,” stated Lavida Mischel, member of Saints Joseph and Paul Parish and Missionary. “We quickly learned that children with no shoes were not allowed to attend school.  In 2012, there were 1700 children in the two schools supported by Sts. Joseph and Paul Parish and as a result of many generous donations, there are now over 2300 children in school.”

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Empty Bowls Tickets Now on Sale]]> 2016-03-21T15:28:00Z 2016-03-21T15:28:00Z Tickets are now on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky fundraiser. This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 East 4th Street.  This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food.

Tickets are $15 and available at the following locations:

Allstate Insurance Company Dave Lindow

1210 Burlew Blvd., Ste. A

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Contact: Tina Taylor

Next Level Church

2613 Cravens Avenue

Owensboro, KY

Contact Amanda Graham at for hours

Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church

609 East 4th Street

Owensboro, KY

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Only 300 tickets will be available for this event which has consecutively SOLD OUT prior to the event. If tickets are still available at the time of the event, they will be available for purchase at the door.

Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University.  Brescia’s Art Department has supplied the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created.

Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches. Available this year will be one vegan soup and three non-vegan.

Student volunteers from the Brescia Clay Club will wash your bowl for you when you are finished and it is yours to take home at the end of the evening.

T-shirts and silent auction items will be also be available at the event, including themed baskets and products from local organizations. Silent auction will be from 6:00-6:45 and you must be present to win.

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia Receives $50,000 Gift from Old National Bank]]> 2016-03-18T19:32:40Z 2016-03-14T19:00:48Z Brescia University has received a gift of $50,000 from Old National Bank as part of the Campaign for Brescia University: Gateway to Our Second Century. The gift will be used toward renovations of the Campus Center on Frederica Street, including naming the Admissions Reception area that will be part of the updates made.

The public phase of the Capital Campaign began in October of 2015 as part of a strategic plan by the university to meet the current needs of the institution, as well as position Brescia to excel in the years to come. The first phase encompasses updates to the current Campus Center, which opened in 1989, including an expanded gymnasium and walking track, the addition of a health and wellness center, a remodeled cafeteria, as well as a brand new Athletic Hall of Fame, Snack Bar, Spirit Shop, and Enrollment Center.

“Brescia is grateful to Old National Bank for its confidence in our mission to use education to make a difference in the lives of our students and community,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. “Old National Bank’s generosity gives testimony to the bank’s deep commitment to this community and their willingness to support education as a powerful force for positive change.”

“Old National is pleased to partner with other local organizations and individuals to help make this important capital project a reality for Brescia University,” said Wade Jenkins, Old National Market President.  “These new and renovated facilities will help to accommodate the increased student enrollment while also improving the infrastructure and architecture of the campus and downtown Owensboro.”

Old National Bank was established in 1834 on the banks of the Ohio River in Evansville and today has more than 160 banking centers. Based in Evansville, Indiana, they provide services to individuals, families and businesses in the Indiana, Kentucky, Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois region.  As a community bank, they play a critical role in providing financial services to the community, placing value in their commitment to building long-term, highly-valued relationships with their clients.

Construction the Campus Center is slated to begin in early spring with a projected completion date of January 2017.

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[Brescia to Host Symposium on Constitutional Rights]]> 2016-03-11T16:56:15Z 2016-03-11T16:56:15Z Brescia University will host an informational symposium entitled “Our Lived Constitution: Clashes that Shape American Constitutional Law” on March 18th that will delve into the ways that the US Constitution impacts the daily lives of everyone in society. Presenters will include members of the Kentucky legal community who have dealt with issues related to civil liberties and civil rights as litigants, judges, and members of the General Assembly.

The event will be in Taylor Lecture Hall on Brescia University’s campus and will begin at 9:30AM and run until 4:15PM. The event is free and open to the public with an open format that allows attendees to attend whichever portion of the event they would like to.  All members of the community are encouraged to attend and engage in thoughtful dialogue about pressing issues in our contemporary society.

A schedule of events is as follows:

A Lifetime of Giving Meaning to the First Amendment

9:30 AM-10:35AM

Interview with Jon Fleischaker

(conducted by Matt Francis, Executive Editor, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer)

Jon Fleischaker is a Louisville lawyer who has litigated First Amendment issues and media law for forty years.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  He helped draft and update Kentucky’s Open Records and Open Meetings laws, and he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2004.

Matt Francis is currently the Executive Editor for the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, Kentucky.  He is a graduate of the University of Richmond.  He joined the Messenger-Inquirer in 1998, and he has served as its executive editor since 2007.

Sharia and the US Constitution

10:45 AM-11:35AM

Naheed Murtaza lives in Owensboro and is active in the Owensboro Islamic Center.  She is a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  She practiced law in Illinois from 2000 to 2005 and remains a member of the Illinois Bar.  She has lectured extensively on the subject of Islam in the Owensboro area.

Lunch Break: 11:35AM-12:50PM

Remembering Wasson: Kentucky and the Right of Privacy

12:50 PM-1:35PM

Lewis Paisley is a Lexington attorney who has served as a district court judge, circuit court judge, and on the Kentucky Court of Appeals.  He has served on commissions and advisory boards at the state level on topics including executive branch ethics, child abuse, and domestic violence.  He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College Of Law.

The Death Penalty and the Constitution

1:45 PM-2:30PM

Ted Shouse practices law in Louisville and has represented many criminal defendants in death penalty cases at the trial and appellate level.  He has served as the Director of the Kentucky Innocence Project.  Ted Shouse is a graduate of the Louis Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

The Constitution in Daily Life: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

2:45PM PM-4:15PM

Moderator: Judge Charles Boteler

Charles Boteler served as a district and circuit court judge in Hopkins County for over 25 years.  He is a graduate of the Louis Brandeis School of Law at the University Louisville.  Currently, he is a lecturer at Brescia University and teaches courses on the American legal system and constitutional law.

Panel Members

Jon Fleischaker

Naheed Murtaza

Lewis Paisley

Ted Shouse

Heather Blackburn is an attorney at the Department of Public Advocacy in Owensboro, Kentucky.  She regularly litigates in district and circuit courts representing criminal defendants.  She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Richard Frymire is a Madisonville attorney who has served in both house of the Kentucky General Assembly.  During the 1975 controversy associated with school busing and the desegregation of Louisville and Jefferson County schools, Richard Frymire served as Kentucky’s Adjutant General.  He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Lisa P. Jones has served as District Judge in Daviess County since 2001.  She was the first elected female judge in Daviess County.  Prior to that, Judge Jones was a prosecutor for Daviess County’s Commonwealth Attorney.  She is the recipient of the 2015 Chief Justice’s Special Service Award in recognition of her judicial service and for her work in family and juvenile law.  Judge Jones is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Kayla Cruse <![CDATA[BUonline Ranked Number One Online School in Kentucky]]> 2016-02-25T21:07:17Z 2016-02-26T12:00:02Z Brescia University has been named the Best Online School in Kentucky according to a recent report released by Accredited Schools Online, a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information.

gThe 2015-2016 list ranked Brescia University number one on a list of notable state schools including University of Louisville, Murray State University, and Western Kentucky University. A number of independent colleges and universities also made the list.

“We wanted to recognize schools, like Brescia, that have made it a point to ensure the pinnacle of academic quality through accreditation” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of Accredited Schools Online. “These schools are not only offering exceptional programs, but they have expanded their program excellence to the much-desired online environment.”

The schools ranked were required to meet a number of criteria and metric including:

– Must offer a Bachelor’s degree or higher
– Must be a public or private, not-for-profit institution
– Must offer at least one fully-online bachelor’s degree program

The listing highlighted BUonline’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies, live chat session and quality experience they likened to studying on-campus.

“What makes Brescia University so unique is our mission to make a difference in the lives of our students by providing them with a quality, student-centered education. BUonline allows us to expand that influence well beyond our community of Owensboro, to make a difference in the lives of students across the nation,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. “It is truly rewarding to see the impact of the hard work of our faculty and staff and to be recognized for their dedication to personal and social transformation to education. We are honored to be named the Best Online School in Kentucky and look forward to continuing to grow our online offerings.”

BUonline is a flexible, and affordable online learning option that sees empower students who want to learn, to do so in a format that fits their individual needs. Over 15 degree options at the Certificate, Associate, Bachelor and Graduate level are available.

Brescia University’s BUonline has consistently ranked among the top online programs in the state of Kentucky, with past rankings that include Best Online College in Kentucky for 2015 by Affordable Colleges Online and Most Affordable Online College in Kentucky by Online Colleges.

Brescia also made the list of Top Online Psychology Degrees, Best online Associate Degrees and the Best Accounting Degree Programs for 2015 published by Affordable Colleges Online.

Accredited Schools Online has distinguished its ranking scale by the use of Peer-Based Value, or PBV. The PBV score compares the cost of each program to the cost of similar programs with the same qualitative score.

To see the complete listing, visit