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Chad Lawson earns multiple honors from Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Chad Lawson (Big Creek, KY) with the H.N. and Frances Berger Foundation Scholarship during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 21st.

The H.N. and Frances Berger Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund was established at Cumberlands in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Berger to recognize exceptionally bright young people who have demonstrated high academic ability.

Lawson 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.

He also received the Honored Graduate Religion Award from the Missions and Ministry Department.

Chad, the son of Donna and Marvin Lawson, is a double major in Christian Ministries and Management Information Systems.

In the last five years Chad has made four trips to Poland helping to lead camps for underprivileged and orphaned children. During his most recent trip, he and the other team members provided a camp for 100 teens and delivered food to 1,500 needy individuals.

During the summer of 2008 Chad traveled to Kampala, Uganda to initiate a church planting program. That program has led to the establishing of churches in Uganda and southern Sudan. Chad plans to return to Uganda in the summer of 2014.

During the summer of 2012 Chad traveled with Dr. Fred Cummings and two other UC students to Skopje, Macedonia to minister to the Roma people there.

Lawson is a junior majoring in management information systems. He plans to pursue a career in the Information Technology field.