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Emily Hemphill receives the A.T. Siler Award


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Emily Hemphill (Annapolis, MD) with the A.T. Siler Award during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 21st.

The A.T. Siler Award is awarded to a woman of the junior class who possesses the qualities which indicate the potential for outstanding contributions to her community as well as manifesting the best qualities of potential service to society. Each candidate must possess good academic standing and accords herself with the high moral standards of the University.

Emily was also named to the University’s High Honor Roll. Students recognized for this honor must attain a minimum of 3.85 cumulative grade point average standing.

Emily, the daughter of David and Sandra Hemphill, of Annapolis, Maryland, is a double major in English, creative writing track, and in Missions and Ministry, Christian studies track.

Emily has been a leader within her two academic departments as well as in organizations across campus. She blogged for UC during her freshman year, is a co-editor of Pensworth, the English Department’s student journal, and recently received two departmental writing awards. She is a member of the Cornerstone Community Church worship team, has served on mission teams both in the United States and in Mexico and will intern this summer at Sawyer Highlands Church in Michigan. She is also an R.A. in the residence halls and a STAR in the INSIGHTS program.