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04-26-2006


Cumberlands Joins Forces with Center for Rural Development to Launch Rogers Explorers Program

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -University of the Cumberlands is partnering with The Center for Rural Development to provide a new, free program to eighth grade students who are interested in developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship and community service. The Rogers Explorers program is an intensive three day, two night educational opportunity open to students from Bell, Knox, Laurel, McCreary and Whitley Counties.

Rogers Explorers provides students the opportunity to fine tune leadership skills, participate in hands on college courses, and develop a network of friends and resources throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky. It is an offshoot of the Rogers Scholars program, which was founded in 1998 by U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers for rising high school juniors.

University of the Cumberlands is the first higher education institution to join forces with The Center for Rural Development to host the Rogers Explorers program.

For additional information about the program, contact Jessica Melton at The Center for Rural Development at (606) 677-6183.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.