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07-10-2006


Mountain Outreach "Good Fit" For Student Robert Hutton

 


Robert Hutton joins University of the Cumberlands' Mountain Outreach in repairing the roof of a local home.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Although this is his first experience with Mountain Outreach at University of the Cumberlands, Robert Hutton is no stranger to working construction. The Boston native has been developing his construction skills since he was a young man.

"As a teenager, I worked on a framing crew and worked in New England for many years. It was what I spent my summer and vacations doing. The skills have served me well," he said.

As a freshman at University of the Cumberlands [Although a successful businessman, Hutton has returned to college to earn a degree], he sees Mountain Outreach as a "good fit" for fulfilling the school's community service requirements.

"My construction background is something that I thought I'd be able to contribute. I thought that the skills I have might be needed on a project like this," he said.

Hutton expresses his joy in participating in the program and the services it provides to the local community.

"It really is a great program. These are some of the most altruistic people I have ever met, and I would encourage anyone to get involved," he said. "The college here serves the community in a way that is very beneficial for the whole area. I really enjoy the school and the people and I look forward to spending more time here."

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.