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Moak Has Research Paper Published


Williamsburg, Ky. - The senior research paper written by Jacob Moak of Prestonsburg, Kentucky was selected for inclusion into The Upsilonian, the yearly published journal of the University of the Cumberlands History and Political Department.

Moak’s paper “Kentucky’s Great Political Drama: the Goebel Election Law and Its Effect on the Right to Vote in the 1899 Gubernatorial Election in Kentucky” details the events surrounding the death of William Goebel, the 34th Governor of Kentucky and the only sitting governor to die in an assassination.

The research explores the political turmoil in the state at the time, as well as the election laws that allowed the state to very nearly slip into civil war.

Moak is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor society, played four years on the University of the Cumberlands Soccer Team, and served as president of the Student Government Association. He completed his bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, Business Administration, and Spanish in May 2011.

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; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.