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Reed honored at University of the Cumberlands


Jay Bourne, assistant professor of communications at University of the Cumberlands, presents the T. J. Roberts Award to Ryan Reed.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Ryan Reed is the recipient of the 2009 T. J. Roberts Campus Leadership Award, given during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27. The award, one of five student awards presented for campus or community service, is named for a trustee who served Cumberlands for more than twenty years. Reed also received recognition as a student of Honor, for membership in the J. T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society and for being listed in Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2008-2009.

At Commencement on May 9, Reed, graduated cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, with an English major and a minor in journalism. He is the son of Kenneth and Barbara Reed of Williamsburg.

Reed is a DJ on WCCR, the campus radio station; has contributed to the Patriot Newspaper; and has served as a student editor for Pensworth, UC's literary journal. He is a member of Delta Upsilon, Cumberlands’ chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honorary Society. After graduation, Reed plans to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from UC.

The J. T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society requires each member to have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a GPA of 3.5 or better each semester. Students must also have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. The society is named for John Thompson Vallandingham, who served Cumberlands for more than sixty years in a variety of positions, including dean of men and associate professor of mathematics.