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Williamsburg, Ky.— University of the Cumberlands (UC) junior Eugenia Vickers, Sand Gap, KY, attended the National Conservative Student Conference (NCSC) August 1st through August 6th in Washington D.C.

The NCSC is hosted by the Young America’s Foundation annually. Vickers had the privilege of attending the conference in its 33rd year. The conference hosted 350 students from 25 states and 6 different countries.

This year’s conference also marked the 100th anniversary of President Reagan’s birth. In commemoration, a special Reagan 100 Dinner banquet was held featuring many speakers including, Vickers favorites, Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Allan West, Jonah Goldberg, Dr. Burt Folsom, Bay Buchanan, and economist Stephen Moore.

The NCSC stresses the importance of conservative principles including individual freedoms, traditional values, and a free market economy. Aside from providing resources for students to improve their understanding of conservative ideas, NCSC also provides students with advice on becoming conservative leaders as well as providing valuable resources for internship opportunities.

Vickers was selected by Dr. Larry Cockrum, Vice President for Academic Affairs at UC, to apply for attendance to the conference. A few days after submitting an application, resume, and essay to the Young America's Foundation Vickers was notified of her acceptance to the conference.

“I was inspired to attend the conference because the idea of a week in Washington D.C. listening to and meeting conservative leaders not only sounded like a great opportunity, but also like fun!” Vickers stated. “Getting to know such a diverse group of students was a ton of fun and I left Washington with new friends and connections from across the nation and across the pond. I think every conservative student should attend the NCSC at least once.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees 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.

Article provided by JoLeeAnn George, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant