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Broome speaks to students at Convocation


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – “Be abnormal. Be special. Be someone who makes a positive difference.” This was the central theme of Dr. John Broome’s message to freshmen at Monday’s Convocation service at University of the Cumberlands.

“Don’t hang out with the ‘everybody does it’ crowd,” advised Broom. “Stay away from people who are satisfied with mediocrity. Avoid people who say there’s nothing to do. Don’t stay around people who say the Christian faith is not relevant in today’s world.”

Broome is currently senior professor of history, director of student advising and faculty athletic representative to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. He joined Cumberlands’ faculty in 1966 and retired from full-time teaching in 1999.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.