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Morrison honored with Mackey Award

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Andrew Michael Morrison is this year’s recipient of University of the Cumberlands Mackey Award. This award is given each year to a student in teacher education.

Dr. Jocelyn Mackey established this award in honor of her parents Flora B. and Elbert T. Mackey. A graduate of University of the Cumberlands, Dr. Mackey went on to obtain degrees in library science and English, and then served as a teacher and superintendent for the Williamsburg school system.

Nominees for the Mackey Scholarship must be admitted to teacher education, exhibit leadership in daily activities, demonstrate high moral and ethical standards and show promise of becoming a professional educator of distinction.

Morrison, of Union, Ky., is the son of Mike and Robin Morrison and is pursuing his degree in elementary education. On campus, he is active in the Lamp yearbook, the Patriot Newspaper, Sonburst Creative Ministries, Appalachian Ministries and the Kentucky Education Association Student Program. Morrison is also working with the education department faculty in preparation for Cumberlands’ upcoming review by the Kentucky Board of Examiners.

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.