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Jonathan Carmack Earns T.J. Roberts Campus Leadership Award


Williamsburg, Ky. – Jonathan David Carmack (Manchester, Ky.) received the 2014 T.J. Roberts Campus Leadership Award at University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) 55th Annual Honors Day held in the Gatliff Chapel Sunday, April 27, 2014.

The T. J. Roberts Campus Leadership award is presented to a graduating senior who exemplifies leadership as defined by the following statement: “Leadership is the ability to plan, organize, motivate and direct students towards goals consistent with the philosophy of the University.” Candidates must be active participants in student activities, and be in good academic standing.

Carmack, the son of Wendell and Lisa Carmack, completed his undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and in Missions and Ministry, last December. He is now pursuing a master’s degree in School Counseling at University of the Cumberlands.

As an undergraduate, Carmack worked at the Cumberland Inn and served as a resident assistant. He volunteered as a member of the Campus Activities Board, as a leader for Appalachian Ministries, and as a substitute speaker for local ministers. He has a heart for mission work as demonstrated by a recent spring break trip to New York to minister to and teach English to immigrant families.

Carmack was described by a faculty member as, “An amazing person. He is funny, a talented singer, giving, trusting, helpful and easy-going.”

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