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Amanda Cobb Earns Criminal Justice Award at UC

Williamsburg, KY- University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Amanda Cobb with a Criminal Justice Award during the Fifty-Fifth Annual Honors Day program held Sunday, April 27th in the Gatliff Chapel on UC’s campus.

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

Amanda Marshall Cobb is the daughter to Kent Marshall and Kimberly Keith Marshall and the wife of Aaron Cobb. She is a native of Jessamine County, and current resident of Fayette County.

Amanda began her academic career in the field of social work where she obtained her BSW from Eastern Kentucky University in 2010. She worked closely with the Nicholasville Police Department in 2009 to fund a grant for the “National Save a Life Tour” which came to the Jessamine County High Schools to present a “drunk driving” simulation for students to raise awareness.

She began her journey into the world of Criminal Justice at the University of the Cumberlands in 2012, earning her MJA in the summer of 2013 with a perfect overall grade point average.

Amanda has worked in the Nursing Home industry since August of 2010. She began as the Social Services Director and has now moved to the position of Office Manager. Many of the courses taught in the Criminal Justice program focused on leadership and roles, which has better equipped her for her current role within Royal Manor. She is also preparing to become Assistant Administrator of the facility.

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