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Senator Rand Paul to speak at University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, KY- United States Senator Rand Howard Paul will speak on Monday, October 24, 2011, at University of the Cumberlands (UC) weekly Convocation on his political career and his senatorial responsibilities. The event will take place in the O. Wayne Rollins Center located on the UC campus at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public.

Senator Rand Paul attended Duke University Medical School where he received his degree in 1998. Although he intended to pursue a medical career, he became interested in politics in 1993 when he became the founder of Kentucky Taxpayers United. On December 16, 2009 Paul announced his intention to run for the United States Senate. On May 18, 2010, Paul won the primary, defeating the secretary of state Trey Grayson, by 24 points.

In the November 2010 election, Paul defeated his democratic opponent and became Kentucky’s newest Senator.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees 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.

Article Provided by Tabitha Bradley and Danielle Hoop, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistants