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Joy Coleman receives Education Award at UC


Williamsburg, KY- University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Joy Coleman (Georgetown, KY) with the Special Education Award during the Fifty-Fifth Annual Honors Day on Sunday, April 27th in the Gatliff Chapel on UC’s campus.

Each year, the undergraduate Education Department recognizes students for excellence in the areas of elementary, middle school, secondary, and special education certification.

Coleman is being honored for her excellence in the field of special education. She graduates with dual certification in both middle school social studies and special education for preschool through high school. She currently has an outstanding GPA and is on the Dean's List, Honors List, President's List, and is a member of the J.T. Vallandingham Honor Society. Coleman is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Club, was a STAR for Insights and worked in the Admissions Office. Coleman volunteered a lot of her time with mission trips within the United States and several international trips including three to Haiti.

Coleman was also named to the University’s Honor Roll. Students recognized for this honor must attain a minimum of 3.70 cumulative grade point average standing.

She is the daughter of David and Shari Coleman.

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