The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands recently hosted the annual Business Forum for Young Professionals. The forum, which featured presentations from four successful business leaders, was sponsored by the R.J. Corman Railroad Group.
On April 29, University of the Cumberlands held a pinning ceremony for graduates of the university’s nursing program. In total, four students were honored after earning their Bachelor of Science in Health Science-Nursing (RN-BS) degree.
When Dr. Larry Cockrum first stepped foot onto the University of the Cumberlands campus, he didn’t know the path that lay before him. Ten years later, on October 15, 2015, he was named president. Prior to the presidency, Cockrum served as Vice President for Academic Affairs, where his vision for expanding quality online programming lead student enrollment to grow from 1,700 in 2005 to over 6,300 this spring.
University of the Cumberlands recently held its annual Relay for Life cancer awareness and fundraising event in the O. Wayne Rollins Center. Many cancer survivors and family members of those who lost their lives to cancer were honored and remembered during the 12-hour event.
Agnes Oliphant-Brown, organizer of UC Relay for Life, said the the event raised about $3,000 for the cause, but money is still coming in. Thirteen teams represented Cumberlands and the local community.
University of the Cumberlands named Grace Van Ryckeghem “Patriot Leader of the Month” for March. Van Ryckeghem, a native of Franklin, Tennessee, is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science.
Grace maintains a 3.9 GPA while serving as President of the Student Government Association, working as a lifeguard, and as an active member of the UC swim team.
The Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, recently initiated four new members at its annual banquet at the Cumberland Inn.
Rachel Pingleton, Chapter President, presided over the initiation. New members include Daniel Mark Enge (Roseville, MN), James Matthew Bruce MacPherson (Beavercreek, OH), Dage Parker Spinning (London, OH) and McKenzie Danielle Wheeler (Prospect, KY).
Over 100 students from area schools recently participated in the annual Mathematics Contest hosted by University of the Cumberlands. The competition, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Physics at UC, seeks to promote studies in these areas and to prepare students for careers in the fields of mathematics, physics and engineering.
“The day was a great success,” said Sarah Hacker, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Cumberlands.
University of the Cumberlands and the Forcht Group of Kentucky recently hosted the 11th annual Excellence in Leadership series. This year’s featured speaker was Dr. Will Graham who is the vice-president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the grandson of the Rev. Billy Graham.