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Jill Herman receives Criminal Justice award at Honors Day

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Jill Herman (Powell, Tenn.) with the Criminal Justice Department’s Outstanding Achievement Award at the 55th Annual Honors Day on April 27, 2014 in Gatliff Chapel.

The Criminal Justice Department selects one student each year to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award based on their display of integrity, determination and outstanding achievement.

Jill was graduated from Powell High School in 2010. She attended Roane State Community College on an athletic scholarship and was graduated with an associate’s degree in Arts and Science with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. She just finished her senior year on the UC Women’s Basketball team and has been actively involved with the team by volunteering for basketball camp for three years. She will graduate in May with a double major in Human Services and Criminal Justice. She has also been on the Dean's list at both colleges and is maintaining a high GPA.

Along with the Outstanding Achievement Award, Herman was also named to the Honor Roll. This honor is for students who have attained a minimum of 3.70 cumulative standing.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten 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