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Rachel Thomas receives Emma McPherson English Award


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Rachel Thomas (Gray, KY) with the Emma McPherson English Award during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 21st.

The Emma McPherson English Award was named in honor of Miss Emma McPherson, long time dean of students and English professor at Cumberlands.

Rachel, the daughter of Marty and Jan Thomas, will be graduating with a major in English and a minor in Psychology in May. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University in the fall and pursue a Master’s degree in English.

Currently, she is the President of Sigma Tau Delta and has been working on a special project on Victorian fiction this semester.