maincurve UC Library MyUC iLearn Webmail Home
title Media Relations Home



Troxtel Named Outstanding Freshman Writer at UC


Presenting the award to Kendra Troxtel is Dr Jolly Sharp, Professor of English, for whose class Kendra’s award winning essay was written.

Williamsburg, Ky. - Kendra Troxtel (Somerset, Ky) was presented the 2011 Dr. Tessa Nelson-Humphries Freshman Writing Award by the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Department of English for her essay “Social Rebellion and Hopelessness.”

The Nelson-Humphries Freshman Writing Award was established by UC alumni who came under the tutelage of Dr. Nelson-Humphries prior to her retirement from UC.

The award is presented annually by the Department of English for an essay written in Freshman Composition as selected by department faculty.

Kendra is a 2010 graduate of Somerset High School in Somerset, Kentucky, and is the daughter of Lalah and Jason Burton. She is currently majoring in accounting and criminal justice at UC while also working as a resident assistant and marching in UC’s marching band.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.