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House honored at Cumberlands


Jay Bourne, assistant professor of communications, presents the Gorman Jones Leadership Award to Brittney House during the Honors Day Convocation.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Brittney House is the recipient of the 2009 Gorman Jones Campus Leadership Award, given during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27.

The award, one of five student awards for campus and community service, is given to a senior and is named in honor of Professor Gorman Jones, who labored from1891 until 1936 serving the youth of Cumberland College and the surrounding area. An excellent educator, Jones primarily taught history and French, but also taught Greek and American government. An active church member and Sunday school teacher, he was also a community leader and supporter of fine arts in Williamsburg.

House, a senior education major, is the daughter of Curt and Ruby House of Lincoln County. While at the University of the Cumberlands, she has been active with women’s soccer and track and field teams. She has been a STAR in our insights program, and a mentor, and she is currently the secretary of KEA. She has served as a House Council president, as an ex officio member of the Alumni Board, on the handbook committee, homecoming committee, and Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Committee, and is the president of the Young Alumni Association. For the past two years, she has served as the Student Government Association (SGA) president.

Active in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, here in Williamsburg, where she serves as a lectern, House is also active in her hometown church Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Danville. In the summer, she has worked as a volunteer with the Salvation Army.