University of the Cumberlands students recently participated in the “Golden Can” challenge, an annual food drive providing needed items for local food pantries. In all, students collected over 2,700 pounds of food. Donations benefited food pantries at First Baptist Church Williamsburg, Cedar Ridge Ministries and Emergency Christian Ministries.
The Jazz Ensemble from University of the Cumberlands recently travelled to Tennessee for three performances. The band played for students at Jacksboro and La Follette Middle Schools, and for the band students at Scott County High School. The music performed included traditional jazz tunes such as Mack The Knife and Bye Bye Blackbird, along with more contemporary songs such as Tall and Lanky by saxophonist Jeff Coffin. The band was well received by students from all three schools.
The UC International Club recently hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The meal, attended by approximately 25 International students, was held at Main Street Baptist Church. UC faculty and staff provided the meal which featured a variety of traditional Thanksgiving foods.
Elementary children at Williamsburg Independent Schools recently learned some valuable “piggy bank principles” from business students at University of the Cumberlands.
UC students conducted fun, interactive classroom activities to teach third graders the importance of budgeting, spending and saving money. To help stress the importance of saving, elementary students received a free piggy bank courtesy of Forcht Bank.
University of the Cumberlands is pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth Reed was named Physician Assistant (PA) of the Year by the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA). Reed is an Associate Professor in the PA program at Cumberlands.
University of the Cumberlands, in coordination with the School of Counseling and department of Student Services, recently opened an on campus counseling center to serve students, faculty and staff. Located in Room M224 on the second floor of the Correll Science Complex, all services are confidential and free of charge.
University of the Cumberlands will hold Patriot Preview Day for the 2015-2016 academic year on Saturday, November 7 on the university’s Williamsburg campus.
Each year, Cumberlands holds Patriot Preview Days to introduce prospective students and their parents to many aspects of college life, including academics, faculty, athletics, campus activities, financial aid and the admissions process.
More than 1,600 high school seniors from around southeastern Kentucky recently participated in the annual College Fair hosted by University of the Cumberlands.
In total, 38 colleges and universities from Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia participated in the event. Shelleigh Moses, Campus Visit Coordinator for Cumberlands, noted that college fairs are a great way for students to learn more about options after high school.