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01-06-2014


Hinkle Contracting Company gives generous donation to UC

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – Hinkle Contracting Company (Paris, Ky.) gave a generous donation to the University of the Cumberlands (UC) on December, 18th. Two representatives from the company, Willie Adkins and David Stephens, presented a check for $5,000 to President Jim Taylor. The company donated the money to assist in meeting the $3 million challenge from the Rollins Foundation for the construction of housing for graduate students, faculty and staff.

“University of the Cumberlands appreciates everything that Hinkle has done for us and continues to do,” said Dr. Taylor. “This is a very generous gift and it will be matched which means UC will receive $10,000 to help with the new townhouses. This is great news for us and we thank you.”

This is the largest gift Hinkle Contracting has given since beginning their tradition of donating back in 1979. Hinkle Contracting Company is based in Paris, Kentucky. The company has many divisions across the region, one being as close as Jellico, Tennessee. Since its beginning in 1942, the company has been a material producer and a construction based business.

Adkins is a sales engineer for Hinkle Contracting and a Williamsburg native. He is a member of the UC Alumni Board, having graduated from UC in 2003. UC would like to extend a special thanks to Adkins for his continuing service to UC.

“We had heard about all of the upgrades that were being made at UC and we definitely wanted to help out,” explained Adkins. “Hinkle likes to help universities all around when possible, especially University of the Cumberlands. We have helped with several projects in the past such as donating blocks for one of the girls’ dorms. This is my alma mater as well as my wife’s and we have family here too so I am glad we can donate this to assist with the new Townhouses.”

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; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.