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05-20-2009


Frankfort student recognized for scholastic achievement during Cumberlands' Honors Day

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —Philip Aaron Jones received one of two 2009 Gorman Jones Scholarships during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27. Jones is also an inductee into the Upsilon Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society in history.

Jones, a junior who is pursuing double majors in history and political science, with a minor in Spanish, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Jones of Frankfort.

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.

UpsilonUpsilon, founded in 1974, has won the best chapter award in the nation thirty-one of the last 32 years, for schools with enrolments less than 3,000 students. The chapter promotes academic excellence through its campus lecture series and regional and national competitions.