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Jared Coleman Earns Multiple Awards at Honors Day


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Jared Coleman (Jacksonville, FL) with the Political Science and the Honored Religion Graduate Awards during the 53rd Honors Day Convocation on Monday, April 23rd. Coleman was also recognized for Honor for maintaining a grade point average above 3.70.

In addition to these awards, Jared was named to the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society. In order to be eligible for membership, a student must have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a 3.5 standing or better each semester. The student must have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. Students who have transferred to the University have a different set of rules depending on G.P.A. and number of hours taken at UC.

While at Cumberland, Jared has been involved in campus ministries and could always be counted on to participate in class discussions. He gave a paper at the regional Phi Alpha Theta, history honor society, conference and is currently serving as the president of UC’s chapter.

He has been active at Corner Stone Church and has aided in worship there. For the past two years, Jared has been a leader in the Mission Fuge or M-Fuge program that brings three to five hundred middle and high school students to the Cumberlands each week during the summer. This coming year he will be the Program Director of the M-Fuge Program at Belmont University.

Jared is graduating with a double major in Political Science and Religion. He has been accepted into a Masters program in religion, ethics, and political science at Florida State University. Upon receiving his doctorate, Jared hopes to teach at the university level.

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.