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UC’s Gone Mobile

On Tuesday, November 20th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) went live on mobile devices for fast and easy access to all UC related subjects. Just search for University of the Cumberlands on your mobile device to connect with UC.

“Our primary goal is to make UC’s front door as accessible as possible to anyone who is or wishes to be a part of our university community,” said Erica Harris, UC Admissions Director.

Cumberlands Named to ‘America’s Best Christian Colleges’

The 16th annual report of America’s Best Christian Colleges® by the Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has included University of the Cumberlands (UC) as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges.

“It’s a humbling but joyous occasion as we celebrate being named one of America’s Best Christian institutions: humbling because to whom much is given, much is required; and joyous because of this stellar recognition of our Christian beliefs and persuasions,” said UC President Dr. Jim Taylor.

The Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc.

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.

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

– Eric Greer
Founder & President
CIS

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit. Even though I live far from campus, I truly felt like part of the UC community thanks to their excellent online program."

– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small classes made it great for developing relationships within the group."

– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"The [MBA] program allowed me to make great contacts and network with other professionals."

– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment as it has challenged me both professionally and personally. The program has enhanced my knowledge and perspective on business management and broadened my future horizons."

– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"The MBA Program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all while having a full-time challenging job, a husband, and two children at home."

– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina. It is so refreshing to have people from several states in your class. There is no doubt UC is well ahead of the learning curve both in its technological applications and their focus on meaningful, job-embedded assignments."

– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"UC has multiple attributes that I find attractive. Its affordability, high moral standards and sense of community make it a great choice for online learning."

– April Templeton
MBA graduate

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators. The program enables students to achieve a higher potential of learning and influential leadership capabilities while preparing us to assume further professional responsibilities."

– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile. Now students that normally could not go to college are able to work and support their families while getting a great education at home."

– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job. I am glad that I decided to pursue this program; it's one of the best decisions I could have ever made."

– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much easier when you have all the tools you need. The professors make the facilities accessible at any time and at a larger university you cannot find that."

– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

"The MAED program was a very comprehensive and robust experience that definitely added value to my professional and academic experience. The faculty provided me with tangible skills and a fresh approach to both research and practice in education."

– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the small class sizes. Throughout the application process, everyone was so helpful, courteous, and professional, which made even the beginning of my UC education a positive experience. The instructors are very hands-on and supportive, which was something I was looking for in my PA education."

– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments. The program has provided me with skills and techniques which apply directly to my professional life of teaching high school English, which is my passion."

– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program