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Worley receives Curtis Brown Award


Mr. Jeremiah Massengale, instructor of communication arts, presents the Curtis S. Brown Award to the Outstanding Senior in Communication Arts, Rachel Worley.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —Rachel Worley received the Communication and Theatre Arts Department’s Curtis S. Brown Award for the Outstanding Senior in Communication Arts during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27.

Worley, the daughter of Mari and William Worley, of Corbin, is a senior with a major in communication arts and minors in theatre arts and journalism. She has served as a mentor and campus ambassador, as well as a tele-counselor for the admissions office. She has been a staff writer and the assistant design editor of the campus newspaper, The Patriot. This year, she has served as the student manager of WCC94.5FM, the campus radio station, where she has hosted the popular show, “Worley in the Morning.” After graduation, Worley plans to continue a life of service as a Peace Corps volunteer.

The Curtis S. Brown Award is named to honor the life and good works of a 1998 graduate of Cumberland, who received the Communication Arts Award that year. A talented writer and musician, Brown was active in theatre and debate. He went on to pursue a graduate degree in Communication Arts at Wichita State University, where he died suddenly in the spring of 1999.