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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.

Cumberlands Alumni Speak at MBA Graduation Dinner

Prior to graduation, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program held their annual MBA graduation recognition dinner. The guest speakers for the event were business partners that are both UC alumni; George “Boog” Potter (’91 – Knoxville, Tn.) and Alexander Martinez (’96 – Knoxville, Tn).

UC’s Criminal Justice Program Recognizes Outstanding Students

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Criminal Justice (CJ) Department recently recognized several CJ students for outstanding work. The director of the Criminal Justice program, Associate Professor Justin DeCecca, recognized the students for their hard work and effort they made over the last year.

During the ceremony eight UC Criminal Justice students were recognized. Each student was given an achievement medal that can be worn during graduation.

• Franzeya Childress (Brodhead, Ky.)- Criminal Justice Student of the Year

Cumberlands Makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The Corporation for National Community Service recently honored University of the Cumberlands (UC) with a place on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.

UC Physician Assistant Program holds second White Coat Ceremony

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program honored its 2nd Cohort class during a White Coat Ceremony in Gatliff Chapel on May 4. The ceremony recognized the successful completion of the students’ pre-clinical trials. The students will now enter 12 months of clinical studies after which they will graduate with a master’s degree in physician assistant studies.

Students were presented with white coats bearing their name by Dr. Eddie Perkins, MPAS program director and Dr. Sonia Young, MPAS associate program director.

Graduate Education Students at UC Recognized in Hooding Ceremony

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Education Department held a hooding ceremony where graduate education degree recipients received their Master’s degree hoods. The ceremony was held on May 4, 2012 at First Baptist Church located in Williamsburg, KY.

Along with presenting of the hoods, Thomas Berry (Morganfield, Ky.) addressed the rest of the education graduates.

Rutherford Receives Honorary Degree from Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands (UC) honored Dr. Wayne T. Rutherford with a Doctor of Law degree during the 53rd annual Honor’s Day Ceremonies on Monday, April 23rd in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

Cumberlands Honors Retiree Robert Heffern

University of the Cumberlands (UC) honored Dr. Robert Heffern’s retirement at its 20th annual Faculty-Staff Dinner on April 19.

Dr. LaVaughn Henry Speaks at 2012 Business Forum for Young Professionals at UC

On Wednesday, April 18th, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business (HSB) hosted their 5th annual Business Forum for Young Professionals.

The business forum is designed to prepare young professionals as they enter the business workforce. Industry professionals share their professional experiences and discuss ways in which businesses can thrive, not just survive, in any financial climate. The theme for 2012 was “Opportunities for Success in the Second Decade of the 21st Century.”