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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.