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UCPA student experiences medicine differently through medical missions

The first University of the Cumberlands (UC) Physician Assistant (PA) graduating class of 2012 is made up of an exceptional group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to medical service. It is no surprise that one of them recently found a way to employ his new degree in a higher calling.

This past summer, Jared Nix went to Christiana, Jamaica with Dr. Mike Collins from Bowling Green, Ky., a doctor who visits Jamaica and Africa multiple times a year to do medical missions work.

UC Physician Assistant students feed children through Backpack Club

Many of the University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Physician Assistant (PA) students chose a field in medicine because they wished to help people. So it is no surprise that the PA students have been quietly serving the community for more than a year by providing food to children in need through a program called Backpack Club.

Each week, PA students gather to pack bags of easy-to-open and easy-to-prepare foods for community elementary children who have been identified as at-risk for not having enough food to eat over the weekend.

University of the Cumberlands Awarded Military Friendly Schools ® Title from Victory Media Inc

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named University of the Cumberlands to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list.

All PA Candidates Must Complete CASPA and UCPA Applications

As of May 2012, the University of the Cumberlands Physician Assistant Program began using the CASPA (Central Application System for Physician Assistants) system. All PA candidates are required to utilize this system. In addition, All PA candidates are now required to also complete the UCPA Supplemental Application Form.

University of the Cumberlands adds branch in northern Kentucky

University of the Cumberlands (UC) will be servicing students through a satellite campus in northern Kentucky beginning this fall. The new branch, located in Florence, Ky., will host three programs: the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, the master’s program in Physician Assistant Studies, and the Lifelong Learning program.

Congressman Hal Rogers Visits Camp Unite at Cumberlands

On Friday, July 27th, Camp Unite campers at the University of the Cumberlands (UC) received a special visit from Congressman Hal Rogers during their final day of camp. The camp is held by Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education) a regional drug prevention and awareness program.

Camp Unite just finished its 6th annual camp that was held on the University of the Cumberlands (UC) campus. This year’s camp had over 230 kids, all eager to hear the words of encouragement that Congressman Rogers had to share.

UC Offers New Master’s program in Justice Administration

University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) department of criminal justice will offer a master’s program in justice administration (MJA) this fall. The criminal justice faculty opted to add the program based on increased interest from students as well as from criminal justice personnel serving in the Williamsburg area. Justin DeCecca, chair of the department of criminal justice, recognizes the growing need for additional education within the field.

UC awards Dr. Chin-Teck Tan tenure

University of the Cumberlands (UC) Associate Professor of Business Administration, Dr. Chin-Teck Tan has been awarded tenure as announced by Dr. Larry Cockrum, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Cumberlands PA Program Hosts Medical Camp

For the past four years University of the Cumberlands (UC) Physicians Assistant (PA) Program has teamed up with Baptist Regional Medical Center (BRMC) to help students that the hospital hosts during their annual Med Camp. Both institutions have a common goal of reaching out to the community to provide a helping hand which has created this special bond between both programs.

UC Physician Assistant Program Welcomes Third Co-Hort

On Friday, May 11th, the University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) Physician Assistant (PA) Program held an introduction dinner for incoming students as they start the program.

During the event, students were able to network with other students entering the PA program with them and were provided a dinner. The group also took their introductory group photo.