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Cumberland Names Recipients of Student Leadership Award


Crystal Hanson

Williamsburg, Ky.— Crystal Hanson, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Megan Hess of Somerset, Ky., recently received the Student Leadership Award at University of the Cumberlands. Both Hanson and Hess have displayed a unique desire to help the staff at Cumberland and the Williamsburg community. Because of their devotion and leadership qualities, each has been chosen as a 2005 recipient of the Student Leadership Award.

The Servant Leadership program exists to identify and recognize college students who are leaders in the areas of ministry and community service. In 2001, University of the Cumberlands had the distinct honor of becoming a member of this national program which honors the Christian concept of reaching out and serving our communities by helping our fellow man. The Barney II and Moore Foundations jointly sponsor the program.


Megan Hess

William Rike-art, President of the Barney II Foundation, and Martin Moore, President of the Moore Foundation, both feel that there are too few programs that recognize students who reach out to fellow human beings in compassionate service. In addition, both foundations hold Christian core values as important elements of their funding philosophies.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Ky., is a private liberal arts college in its 116th year of operation. Cumberland offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and 9 pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for busy adults.