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UC Alum to Speak at Convocation and Lecture Series


Williamsburg, Ky.- Dr. Nathan Coleman, an assistant professor of history at Kentucky Christian University, will address the students and faculty of University of the Cumberlands (UC) on Monday, September 19, 2011. Convocation will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the O. Wayne Rollins Center and is open to the public.

Coleman’s address at convocation will be in honor of Constitution Day. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

Later that evening, Coleman will be addressing students at the Annual Phi Alpha Theta Lecture series. His topic, “A New Understanding of the 10th Amendment”, is fitting for the continuation of learning on Constitution Day. UC students will be able to use this event as a convocation make-up. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Bennett Auditorium and is open to the public.

Coleman graduated from Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) in 2001 with a degree in history. While at UC, he served as president of the Student Government Association and president of Phi Alpha Theta.

Coleman continued his studies at the University of Louisville obtaining his M.A. in 2003 and continued on to the University of Kentucky earning his doctorate in 2008.

Dr. Coleman describes his period at Cumberlands in the following manner. “My entire experience at Cumberland College was one of joy, and it will always rank as one of the greatest extended moments of my life. Now that I am a professor of history, it is to the faculty of the Department of History at Cumberlands that I draw upon as my inspiration on how to be an effective Christian academic teacher.”

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; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.