maincurve UC Library MyUC iLearn Webmail Home
title Media Relations Home



Dr. David Etter Receives the 2012 Dr. William T. Miles Memorial Award at UC


Williamsburg, Ky. - At the annual Faculty and Staff Dinner at University of the Cumberlands on Thursday, April 19th, Dr. David Etter was presented with the Dr. William T. Miles Memorial Award for Community Service.

The University presents the William T. Miles Memorial Award for Community Service to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the Williamsburg community in an area consistent with University goals. The individual must be a Christ-like servant who: lives the mission of Cumberlands; achieves a bold service focused on physical and spiritual health; provides humble service; and models service to others.

Dr. Etter, Professor of Vocale/Chorale in the Music Department, exemplifies the servant attitude of Christ in reaching out to the least of these. He serves the community through a commitment to the outreach programs at church participating in the bus ministry, serving in the food pantry, and assisting in home repair mission projects.

As a member, and past officer of a local civic organization, Dr. Etter has assisted in raising money for local projects and spearheaded the club’s Relay for Life team for the American Cancer Society.

His service to the community is seen in providing cultural enrichment to this area through his leadership as a board member of the Fine Arts Association of Southeastern Kentucky. His commitment to service in his field is seen in his development and coordination of the Annual High School Choral Workshop and the hours donated to judging auditions for All Festival Choir for the Southeast Kentucky Music Educators Association.

Dr. Etter is an individual who quietly demonstrates God’s love through his service to the community, the church, and the university.

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.