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Koogler Earns Fred Roth Scholarship from Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Ky. - Each year a rising senior at University of the Cumberlands (UC), who is majoring in Missions and Ministry, is awarded the Fred Roth Memorial Half-Tuition Scholarship. The faculty of the Missions and Ministry Department select the recipient of the scholarship based on academic achievement, ministry involvement, and ministry potential. The scholarship is in memory of Dr. Fred Roth who taught at University of the Cumberlands for many years. Dr. Roth served in many churches as an interim pastor and was a mentor for many ministerial students.

Joseph Koogler, the son of James and Lara Koogler of Hebron, Kentucky, is the recipient of the Fred Roth Memorial Half-Tuition Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Koogler is majoring in Youth and Family Ministry and minoring in Missions. He is actively involved in Immanuel Baptist Church in Corbin, Kentucky, serving in the church's children's ministry. On Wednesday evenings he leads the 5th and 6th grade small group. On campus at UC, he ministers through Baptist Campus Ministry leading a men's Bible study on Monday nights and a Wednesday morning prayer breakfast. Joey has begun the application process for the International Mission Board Journeyman program. His long-range plans include a seminary education and then working in children's ministry.

During his senior year at UC, Joey hopes to become more involved in Immanuel Baptist Church and on campus. The legacy he hopes to leave at University of the Cumberlands has nothing to do with how many people wanted to hang around with him and everything to do with how Christ worked through him to change and bless the lives of others.

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