Asbury hosts Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce breakfast
Published 9:05 am Thursday, March 7, 2019
From staff reports
Jessamine County business leaders visited Asbury University for a special Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Tuesday morning.
Hosted by the University, the annual breakfast brings Jessamine County professionals together for a time of fellowship and networking. It also provides a space for community members to learn about what’s currently happening at Asbury.
April Colyer, who serves as the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce president and director of public relations at RJ Corman Railroad Group, gave opening remarks during the Feb. 26 event.
“Asbury’s continued willingness to host our community and lead projects that give back to our county has played a vital role in growing our special town for many years,” Colyer said. “Having a prestigious university in our town with both undergraduate and master’s programs is a unique edge that our small town has that others do not. Asbury has continued to give back to this community to further develop and progress our community and enrich the lives of those that live here.”
During the breakfast, Asbury University President Sandra C. Gray introduced the University’s new Provost Timothy Wooster to Jessamine County Chamber members for the first time.
“Asbury has a long history of providing a holistic, transformational experience for our students where they are prepared well for the professions, but also for a life of Christian service and servant leadership,” Wooster said, explaining what initially drew him to the University.
At this year’s breakfast, Gray also shared in detail about the work of the Joe Pitts Center for Public Policy.
“Asbury began our political science program several years ago,” Gray said. “We’ve really had a goal that our students would be civic-minded, aware of public issues and find themselves seeking opportunities to serve. We’ve been moving the political science program forward. About a year ago, we were actually able to move it huge notches ahead with the introduction of the Joe Pitts Center for Public Policy.”