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Lauren Howe receives Chemistry Award


Dr. Tom Dzugan, professor of chemistry presents the P.R. Jones Chemistry Award to Lauren Howe.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Lauren Howe received one of the Chemistry Department’s two P.R. Jones Awards during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27.

The daughter of Nancy and Rodney Howe, of Dry Ridge, Lauren is a senior with a double major in biology and chemistry, who plans to pursue graduate studies in physical therapy at the University of Kentucky in the fall. On Honors Day, she also was recognized as a Student of Honor, and she is a member of the Zeta Gamma Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society and of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society.

The P.R. Jones Award is named for Professor Parry Raymond Jones, who served Cumberland for nearly sixty years, teaching many subjects, including geography, mathematics, zoology, botany, physics, physical science and chemistry. He also served as chair of the Chemistry Department, and for nearly 35 years, he was academic dean. Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study; 30 minors; nine pre-professional programs; graduate degrees, including a doctorate and certifications in education; an MBA; and online programs.