Although Karen and Dudley Brown of Frankfort knew they were having triplets, they thought all were boys until Torie followed the birth of her brothers Dustin and J.W. at Lexington’s Central Baptist Hospital. Now the triplets have all graduated from Georgetown College. Torie graduated cum laude; majoring in psychology. Dustin and J.W. were business majors.
Having reared these triplets and two older sons, Mike and Todd, Karen and Dudley never dreamed the triplets would have been able to attend a private, Christian school. They always wanted them to receive a liberal arts education in a Christian setting, but did not think it would be financial feasible until Kojo Poku, Georgetown’s admission’s counselor, enlightened them about the financial aid opportunities from Georgetown and the Kentucky Baptist Foundation. The combination of scholarships and full-time jobs bridged the financial gap for the Browns. For Karen and Dudley, the Kentucky Baptist Foundation scholarships were an answer to prayer. They felt fortunate and blessed to have the triplets educated at Georgetown College, which molded them into well-rounded individuals prepared to go into the world and be successful in all aspects of life.
Georgetown College staffer Kay Blevins had this to say about the Brown triplets: “Kudos to their parents, who simultaneously raised three very caring ambitious people who identify themselves as triplets but are very unique in their own individuality.”
The Kentucky Baptist Foundation is pleased to have made an investment in the Brown triplets upon the recommendation of their pastor, Wallace Kent of Crestwood Baptist Church in Frankfort. We congratulate them on their many accomplishments, recognitions and awards at Georgetown College and wish them well in following God’s call in their lives.
Each year, the Kentucky Baptist Foundation awards approximately $200,000 in scholarships to Kentucky Baptist students who attend Georgetown College, Campbellsville University and the University of the Cumberlands. This is possible because of the generosity of people like the late Francis and Ruth Moore of Lexington, whose love for their Lord and appreciation of a Christian values-based education led them to establish, via a bequest in their Wills, the Francis and Ruth Moore Scholarship Fund.
Georgetown College President Bill Crouch said, “As the first Baptist college west of the Allegheny Mountains, we are extremely grateful for the important role played by Kentucky Baptists and the Kentucky Baptist Foundation in the life and ministry of Georgetown College. We take seriously our responsibility to provide a setting where Torie, J.W., and Dustin, and all of our students will be nurtured, strengthened and challenged as they seek God’s plan and purpose for their lives. The Kentucky Baptist Foundation serves as a living testimony of the importance of Christian stewardship and to the indescribable blessing of investing in tomorrow’s Christian leaders today…”
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