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Yeager Receives Public Health Award


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands student Jessica Yeager was awarded the 2007 Public Health Award at the Honors Day convocation service held April 23.

Jessica, of Barbourville, is the daughter of the late Jerry Yeager and Marsha Yeager-Messer. She is a double major public health and psychology. Yeager has achieved a 3.95 GPA while successfully completing her public health internship at Physical Therapy Pro’s.

Yeager has held memberships in several organizations during her four years at Cumberlands. Such memberships include Psi Chi and Alpha Lambda honor societies and the National Honor society. She has received high honors every year and was inducted into the J.T. Vallandingham Honor Society.

Upon graduation Yeager plans to obtain a doctorate of physical therapy from University of Kentucky and practice children’s physical therapy at the Shriner’s hospital in Lexington.

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.