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Deron Higgins receives the P.R. Jones Chemistry Outstanding Senior Award


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Deron Higgins (Corbin, KY) with the PR Jones Chemistry Outstanding Senior Award during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 21st.

Higgins was also named to the University’s High Honor Roll. Students recognized for this honor must attain a minimum of 3.85 cumulative grade point average standing.

Deron, the son of Rufus and Thelma Higgins, has an outstanding academic record, being named to the Dean’s list seven times, the President’s list three times, a JT Vallandingham scholar, and a Presidential scholar. He is the president of the Chemistry Honor society, Mathematics Honor Society and a host of other extra-curricular activities.

Deron has been a tremendous asset to the Chemistry program as a student and a teacher’s assistant. Upon graduation, Deron will pursue a teaching career in chemistry and mathematics.