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Jerrid Neeley Receives P.R. Jones Chemistry Award from UC


Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) student Jerrid Neeley (Manchester, KY) was the recipient of the P.R. Jones Chemistry Outstanding senior award on Monday, April 23rd, at UC’s annual Honors Day Convocation. Neeley was also recognized for High Honor for maintaining a grade point average above 3.85.

Neeley is a teacher’s assistant in UC’s Chemistry department, an Alchemist Club member, a Hutton Scholar and a member of the JT Vallandingham Honor Society. In 2011 he was awarded the Ledford research scholarship and participated in a summer study abroad program in London, England that summer.

Neeley was also inducted into Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor society, the triBeta Biology honor society and the Kappa Mu Epsilon Math and Physics honor society.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Neeley is a member and captain of the UC men’s varsity tennis team and was named Academic All Conference for the Mid-South Conference.

Neeley is a Chemistry and Biology double major with a GPA of 3.95, and upon graduation plans to pursue a career in the field of medicine. He is the son of Jerry and Carla Neeley of Manchester, Ky., and is engaged to be married to Kendra Sammons.

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.