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Madden wins awards during University of the Cumberlands Honor’s Day


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.- Daniel Madden, the son of James and Bea Madden of Hazard, was presented the Honored Philosophy/Religion Graduate award and inducted into the J. T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society during University of the Cumberlands’ Honor’s Day service held April 23.

To receive JTV recognition, 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 also have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better.

While at Cumberlands, Madden has played an active role in Baptist Campus Ministries through creative ministries, serving as a member and director, and served as a pastoral leader. He also played in the Christian rock bands Sanctified and Right Hand Shadow and played some with the University's jazz band. Madden also ministered to youth through Frontline Ministries in Hazard on the weekends.

Following graduation, Madden will secure a position using his mathematics degree and continue working with youth through Frontline Ministries. In the next year or two, he will begin his seminary training at Asbury Theological Seminary.

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, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.