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Cumberland Students Receive Biology Research Award

Williamsburg, Ky – The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Biology Department presented the ACA Ledford Research Award to Jerrid Neeley (Manchester, Ky) during the annual Honors Day presentations on April 25th, 2011 in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

The Ledford awards provide stipends to student researchers in the Appalachian region to work with faculty members over to summer to gain important research experiences that can be a rarity in general undergraduate education.

Neeley was sponsored by Dr. Julie Tan, chairman of the Chemistry department at UC. He will graduate with high honor for attaining a minimum 3.85 cumulative standing. Jerrid was also recognized for his membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national honor society for students of mathematics, and Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the national chemistry honor society.

Jerrid was also inducted into the Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.