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University of the Cumberlands to observe Patriot Day for 9/11 ceremony

University of the Cumberlands (UC) will conduct a commemoration ceremony for the victims of 9/11 on Wednesday, September 11th in Patriot Park at the Hutton School of Business. The program will begin at 12:00 noon.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. The inclement weather site will be in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

The ceremony will open with a musical arrangement and prayer. Senior Judge Eugene Siler Jr.

Dr. Eddie Perkins named Vice President for Medical Services

University of the Cumberlands (UC) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Eddie Perkins as Vice President of Medical Services.

“I am honored to serve the University of the Cumberlands at any capacity and look forward to continuing the Universities’ tradition of excellence and service to the community,” said Dr. Perkins.

Perkins was raised in Williamsburg, Kentucky and was graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1982. He was actually a member of the last class to attend the old school building which today is the Anderson Building located on UC’s campus.

Cumberlands Named to College Database Most Affordable List

University of the Cumberlands (UC) has been recognized for providing high quality education at an affordable price. The College Database has released its list of the top Kentucky colleges with the highest financial return on investment. UC is proud to be one of the eleven schools selected for this honorable list.

“Our emphasis on high quality and low cost higher education is again being recognized nationally. It’s very gratifying to receive this great recognition,” said UC President Jim Taylor.

This distinction stems from a new metric created by The College Database.

Hutton School of Business hosts 2013 Business Forum

On Wednesday, April 17, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business hosted the 6th 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 2013 was “How to Achieve Business Growth in a Recovering Economy.”

This year’s guest speakers were Mr. Larry W. Gray, President of Baptist Health Corbin, Ms.

UC Professor has book named to Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles

University of the Cumberlands (UC) professor Dr. Barry A. Vann’s latest book, Puritan Islam: The Geoexpansion of the Muslim World was named to Choice’s 2012 annual Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. Choice’s annual OAT list is widely recognized in the academic community for its coverage of the most significant scholarly titles published each year.

Dr. Vann is a professor of geography and higher education at UC. Puritan Islam is the sixth book that he has written throughout his career. Some of Dr.

Cumberlands PA Program gets Anatomage Table

Recently, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Physician Assistant (PA) program became the first PA school in Kentucky and in the country to incorporate an Anatomage Table into their curriculum.

“This will be a great teaching tool for our students,” said UC Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr. Larry Cockrum. Associate PA Director and Anatomy Professor Dr.

Dr. Barry Vann named Alumni of the Year from Roane State Community College

Dr. Barry Vann, Director of Community and Higher Education and professor of geography at University of the Cumberlands (UC), was selected for the honor of Alumnus of the Year by Roane State Community College. Vann is director of the Ed.D. program at UC.

Dr. Vann struggled in life with early poverty and put forth much effort in developmental courses in math and English. Despite these early challenges, he completed his undergraduate, masters, and two doctorate degrees.

Cumberlands and KCTCS reach agreement for business students

UC Vice President for Academic Affairs (left), Dr. Larry Cockrum, and Somerset Community College Provost (right), Dr.

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.

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"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

"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 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

"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

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

– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"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 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

"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 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