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Cumberlands Announces Christian Leadership Scholarship Recipients

Williamsburg, Ky. – University of the Cumberlands (UC) is pleased to announce that 71 students have been named Christian Leadership Scholar honorees for the 2014-2015 school year. The amount of scholarships awarded totals approximately $183,000 in scholarships in their first year or $732,000 over four years. The amount of the scholarship varies for each student based on the extent of active leadership involvement.

UC’s Christian Leadership Scholarship program exists to acknowledge the contributions of deserving students to their churches and to other Christian organizations. In doing so, the university is making an investment in the lives of the students selected for these scholarships and in the future of the organizations they represent.

The 2014-15 scholarship recipients are: Zachary Abner (East Bernstadt, KY. - Arthur Ridge Baptist Church), Darci Arnett (Salyersville, KY - Bethel Bible Baptist Church), Joseph Atkinson (Monticello, KY- Mount Pleasant Fellowship), Corey Bailey (Lovely, KY- Warfield Missionary Baptist Church), Scott Bailey (Lynch, KY - Central Baptist Church), Caleb Baird (Jacksboro, TN- Mount Paran Baptist Church), Katelyn Blair Bargo (Knoxville, TN- Salem Baptist Church), Regina Bargo (Barbourville, KY - Sinking Valley Baptist Church), Tracy Bargo (Gray, KY- Trace Branch United Methodist), Lyndsey Bell (Pewee Valley, KY- Southeast Christian Church), Danielle Beranek (Beaver Creek, OH- Queen of Apostles Community), Daniel Berry (Stamping Ground, KY- Long Lick Baptist Church), Daniel Bertram ( Monticello, KY- First Baptist Church of Monticello), Andrew Best (Louisville, KY- Southeast Christian Church), Keely Borden (Independence, KY- Calvary Baptist Church), Nathan Braden (Clinton, TN- First Baptist Church), Matthew Brooks (Stanton, KY- First Presbyterian Church), Arianna Broughton (Pineville, KY- Victory Baptist Church), Holly Bullock (Somerset, KY – First Baptist Church), Timothy Layne Cherry (Cincinnati, OH- Clough Pike Baptist Church), Delaney Childers (Burnside, KY- Ansel Baptist Church), Christina Chitwood (Jellico, TN- First Baptist Church of Jellico), Payton Clawson (Owasso, OK- First Baptist Church- Owasso), Zachary Culver (Williamsburg, KY- Main Street Baptist Church), Laura Davis (Paris, KY- Calvary Christian Church), Caleb Deaton (East Bernstadt, KY- New Salem Baptist Church), Madison Hoop (Springboro, OH- Apex Community Church), Eric Edwards (Brookville, IN- Elm Grove Southern Baptist Church), Hannah England (Canmer, KY- Hardyville Union Church), Brooke Greene (Dothan, AL- Cloverdale Baptist Church), Mariah Hall (Oneida, TN- White Rock Baptist Church), Nicholas Hibbard (Corbin, KY- Old Time Missionary Baptist Church), Amber Hiller (Elizabethtown, KY- Valley Creek Baptist Church), Robert Chandler Hudnall (Lawrenceburg, KY- First Christian Church of Lawrenceburg), Alli Huff (London, KY- River of Life Fellowship), Haley Johnson (Somerset, KY- First Baptist Church of Somerset),John Braden Keck ( Corbin, KY- Keck Baptist Church), Tyler Keith (Corbin, KY- Keck Baptist Church), Benjamin Kendrick (Danville, KY- Junction City First Baptist Church), Lindsey Ketcham (Shelbyville, KY- Burks Branch Baptist Church), John King (Cynthiana, KY- Family Worship Center), John Kirby (Bowling Green, KY- Covenant Ministries Baptist Church), Coleman Lacy (Fort Mitchell, KY- Belmont Heights Baptist Church), JeniAnn Lawson (Williamsburg, KY- Wolf Creek Baptist Church), Samantha Lay (Corbin, KY- South Baptist Church), Emily Leach (Batavia, OH- Life Change Church), Courtney McCane (Winchester, KY- Mt. Zion Christian Church), Caleb McClurg (Richmond, KY- Landmark Baptist Church) Michael Murphy (Shepherdsville, KY- GracePointe Community Church), Laura Napier (London, KY- Apostolic Tabernacle of God), Taylor Northern (Athens, AL- Emmanuel Baptist Church), Ashley Osborne (Jellico, TN- Eagan Baptist Church), Haley Owens (Liberty, KY- Dunnville Christian Church), Isaac Padilla (Tabernacle, NJ- Lakes Community Church), Corey Phillips (Stearns, KY- Old Beech Grove Baptist Church), Chelsey Pomeroy (Louisville, KY- First Baptist Church of Fairdale), Ashton Rector (Oneida, TN- White Rock Baptist Church), Daniel Reeves (Lexington, KY- Porter Memorial Baptist Church), Kirsten Scholl (Chattanooga, TN- Rossville Church of Christ), Kori Sears (Williamsburg, KY- Frankfort Baptist Church), Sarah Setters (Covington, KY- Oak Ridge Baptist Church), Sarah Smith (New Market, TN- Faith Baptist Church), Anna Solomon (West Paducah, KY- Friendship Baptist Church), Haley Swinhart (Hawesville, KY- Blackford Baptist Church), Sydney VanNortram (Corbin, KY- New Hope Ministries), Gabriel Veazey (Chickamauga, GA- First Baptist Church of Chickamauga), Creston Taylor Waddle (Corbin, KY- Shiner Church of Christ), Samantha Walden (Jellico, TN- Bethesada Church of God), Summer Walter (Winfield, TN- United Apostolic Church), Zachary Tanner (Caryville, TN- Mount Paran Baptist Church), and Ian Woodall (Quality, KY- Crossroads Church).

Believing that the most meaningful and rewarding life is one that is spent in service to others, UC has implemented this Christian Leadership Scholarship program to enhance the commitment that individual students are making to provide leadership to various Christian organizations.

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; 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