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University of the Cumberlands presents two faculty/staff awards


Wanda Hensley, administrative assistant in Cumberlands offices of International Students and Church Relations received the 2010 Service Award.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — University of the Cumberlands presented two awards for community service, one for a faculty member and one for a staff member, at the school’s recent Faculty/Staff Dinner.

The University presented the 2010 Service Award for full-time administrators and non-teaching staff members to Wanda Hensley, administrative assistant in the offices of International Relations and Church Relations, and the William T Miles Community Service Award to Dr. James Manning, physics professor.


Dr. James Manning, professor of physics, is the recipient of the 2010 William T. Miles Community Service Award at Cumberlands.

The Service Award is given annually to a full-time staff person who shows an understanding of the philosophy and mission of the university through interaction with students, other staff and faculty members, university visitors, and the larger world beyond the campus. Hensley, an alumna, has been at Cumberlands for more than twenty years. Beyond her official position campus, she often entertains students who participate in Mountain Outreach and international students at her home. The wife of Marc Hensley, director of Mountain Outreach, she serves as a chaperone for the group’s annual Gatlinburg retreat, participates in their team bonding events and serves as a volunteer during Mountain Outreach’s two annual Christmas gift days. An active member of Main Street Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Hensley cooks breakfast at the church for 30 to 40 students each Sunday and sings in the choir.

The University presents the William T. Miles Memorial Award for Community Service to a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to the Williamsburg community in an area consistent with university goals. The individual must be a Christ-like servant who: lives the mission of Cumberlands; achieves a bold service focused on physical and spiritual health; provides humble service; and models service to others. Manning, a member of the University’s faculty since 1987, is also an alumnus. As a member and officer of the Lion’s Club, he helps to prepare Christmas food baskets; conducts fundraising auctions to provide eye care and glasses for those in need; and helps prepare food-filled backpacks for school children to enjoy on weekends. A member and deacon of Central Baptist Church in Corbin, he oversees the church library and assists with sound and video during services. Manning a previous winner of Cumberlands’ Excellence in Teaching Award, shares his passion for physics, as he conducts demonstrations at local schools, and on campus he sponsors the Society of Physics Students and the physics and mathematics honor societies.

Edward Everett Hale said,“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.? This quote celebrates the life of service and humanity behind every winner of Cumberlands’ service awards.