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Cumberlands Makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll


Williamsburg, Ky. – The Corporation for National Community Service recently honored University of the Cumberlands (UC) with a place on the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.

“Being named to the Honor Roll is something for our University to be proud of, but more rewarding is knowing that our students develop a servant’s heart,” said Jennifer W. Floyd, Multimedia & Athletic Services Director. “After graduation, UC students return to their hometowns with a sense of responsibility to their local communities and are ready to make a difference. That’s a priceless reward.”

The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Selection to the Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government of your commitment to service and civic engagement on your campus and in our nation.

Recently, UC students, faculty, and staff have been actively involved in several different service projects including assisting with tornado disaster relief clean-up, outreach to the local community through missions, construction ministry work through Mountain Outreach, and preparing for the second annual UC Relay for Life event to name a few.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning.

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.