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Sara Beth Gregory receives Leadership Award


Williamsburg, Ky. – World renowned columnist and political analyst Dr. Charles Krauthammer spoke to a crowded auditorium of over 3,000 University of the Cumberlands (UC) students, staff, and faculty, as well as friends from across the state of Kentucky, during the University’s annual Forcht Group of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Leadership event on Tuesday, April 9th. Held in the O. Wayne Rollins Center, located on the UC campus, Krauthammer’s speech, “Ethical Leadership,” focused on the various ethical issues that the country is currently facing.

The Center, that sponsors internationally renowned speakers recognized for their character and leadership, provides a keynote speaker yearly at UC to help raise the visibility of the University’s values.

At this year’s program UC honored six individuals who have been instrumental in demonstrating an excellence to their community and nation and for serving as a role model to others by taking active steps to pursue noble goals and high ethical standards.

Sara Beth Gregory was one of the honored guests to receive the Ethical Leadership Award.

In December of 2012, Sara was elected to the office of State Senator for the 16th Senatorial District representing Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Monroe, Wayne, and Whitley Counties. She also serves as Chair of the Government Contract Review Committee, Vice-Chair of the Agriculture Committee, and serves as a member of the Appropriations and Revenue Committee, Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee, and the Judiciary Committee.

Gregory currently works as an associate with the law firm Carroll & Turner, P.S.C. in Monticello, KY. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Monticello and serves as a member of The Center for Rural Development Full Board, Republican Party of Kentucky Executive Committee, Wayne County Fair & Horse Show Board of Directors, Wayne Republican Women, and Monticello Kiwanis Club.

In 2011, she was named Young Civic Professional of the Year by the Young Professionals of East Kentucky. Gregory is a native of Wayne County with strong ties to the community.

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.