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04-03-2007


Patriotic Leadership program held at University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands hosted a special Patriotic Leadership convocation program featuring former Georgia governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller on March 29 in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

“A true American,” said Miller, “does not lead by public opinion polls; he leads by what is right and wrong.” Miller, a Democrat, is perhaps best known for his support of President George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential election.

In addition to the keynote address delivered by Miller, Patriotic Leadership Awards were presented to Colonel Carlos Ray Glover, Major General Ron Mason, Major General Donald Storm, Brigadier General Kenneth Dowd, and Cumberlands student and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Michael Ball.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by Knoxville Pipes and Drums and Cumberlands’ Music Department.

The Patriotic Leadership program was the second annual program in the Lecture Series presented by the First Corbin Financial Corporation Center for Excellence at University of the Cumberlands. The funding for the center is provided by former Cumberland professor Terry Forcht and his wife Marion, now owners of First Corbin Financial Corporation. The center provides programs and activities to enhance the development of leadership, character and good citizenship.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.