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Williamsburg student recognized for scholastic achievement


Emily Meadors, registrar, presents the Gorman Jones Award to Jessica Cox

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —Jessica Nicole Cox received one of two H. N. & Frances Berger Foundation Endowed Scholarships for 2009-10 and one of two 2009 Gorman Jones Scholarships during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27. She was selected to membership in Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges and recognized as a student of High Honor. Cox also was named to membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national honor society for students of mathematics, and in Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society.

Cox, the daughter of Hoyt Cox and the late Barbara Cox of Williamsburg, is a senior pursuing a chemistry major and biology minor, with an emphasis in pre-pharmacy.

The H.N. & Frances Berger Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund was established at (then) Cumberland College in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Berger to recognize exceptionally bright young people who have demonstrated high academic ability.

The Gorman Jones Scholarships were established, and are awarded each year 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. The Gorman Jones Scholarships are awarded to deserving students who show evidence of academic proficiency.

Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

To receive recognition for High Honor, a student must attain a minimum of 3.85 cumulative, grade point average.