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04-27-2012


Cumberlands Honors Jim Taylor, II Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) is pleased to announce that eight students were honored as recipients of the Jim Taylor, II Memorial Scholarship during the 53rd annual Honors Day service on Monday, April 23rd.

The following students have been named as recipients:

Mirissa Cumpston, who is pursuing a degree in Human Services;

April Lindsay, who is pursuing a degree in Human Services;

Stephen Lindsay, who is pursuing a degree in Business Administration;

Joshua Powers, who is pursuing a degree in Exercise & Sports Science;

Erin Sears, who is pursuing a degree in Physical Education in Teaching;

Shonda Tharpe, who is pursuing a degree in Public Health;

Jonathon Wyatt, who is pursuing a degree in Music Education;

Alicia Creekmore Yeary, who is pursuing a degree in Public Health.

The scholarship was established at Cumberland to honor the memory of Jim Taylor, II, the only child of President and Mrs. Jim Taylor, who died in an automobile accident in 1991, the night before he would have graduated from Williamsburg High School.

The recipients receive a medallion at their high school’s honor program, which they wear to their high school graduation. They also wear the medallion at their Cumberlands graduation. Because young Jim loved horses, each recipient is given a crystal horse during the University of the Cumberlands Honors Day service in the year of their graduation.

To qualify for the scholarship students must have attended either Williamsburg High School or Whitley County High School, must meet certain academic standards, and must write an essay to Jim’s parents explaining why he or she would like to receive the scholarship to attend University of the Cumberlands.

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.