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Manchester First National Bank donates to UC building fund


On Thursday, May 30, Manchester First National Bank Chairman and CEO Lynda Gilbert delivered a check to Dr. James Taylor at University of the Cumberlands.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — On Thursday, May 30, Lynda Gilbert from First National Bank in Manchester, Ky. delivered a check to Dr. James Taylor at University of the Cumberlands. Gilbert, the bank’s president and CEO, made the donation towards UC’s $3 million challenge grant—a grant that will be matched if the University raises it by July 31, 2014.

The grant money will be used to build housing for UC’s many graduate and married students, faculty and staff, many who currently travel long distances to study and work at the University.

Manchester FNB’s Chairman of the Board and shareholder Rex Greer has ties to University of the Cumberlands: his grandson and 2013 UC graduate Garth Bustle. Bustle graduated in May and was recognized as a Hutton Scholar for his community service and leadership contributions.

The generous gift made by Manchester FNB is greatly appreciated by the University and is beneficial in aiding UC in meeting its $3 million goal.

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; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit