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05-17-2010


Jim Taylor II Memorial Scholarship recipients recognized at Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands is pleased to announce that 11 students were honored as recipients of the Jim Taylor II Memorial Scholarship during the 51st annual Honors Day service on April 26. The following students have been named as recipients:

· Amy Bowlin Bramble, of Williamsburg, who is pursuing a biology major;
· Kevin Cadell, of Williamsburg, who is pursuing a biology major;
· Kandice Croley, of Williamsburg, who is pursuing a degree in public health;
· Brent Foley, of Williamsburg, who is pursuing a degree in social studies;
· Megan Howard, of Williamsburg, who is pursuing a degree in public health;
· Candace Mack, of Williamsburg, who is pursuing a biology major;
· Misty Meadors, of Williamsburg, who is pursing a early elementary education degree;
· Angela Prindle, of Williamsburg, who is pursuing a early elementary education degree;
· Travis Roaden, of Corbin, who is pursuing a degree in fitness and sports management;
· Eric Robinson, of Williamsburg, who is pursing a degree in theatre arts;
· Sammy Wilson, of Corbin, who is pursuing a degree in exercise science;

The scholarship was established at Cumberland to honor the memory of Jim Taylor II, the only child of President and Mrs. Jim Taylor, who died in an automobile accident in 1991, the night before he would have graduated from Williamsburg High School.

The recipients receive a medallion at their high school’s honor program, which they wear to their high school graduation. They also wear the medallion at their Cumberlands graduation. Because young Jim loved horses, each recipient is given a crystal horse during the University of the Cumberlands Honors Day service in the year of their graduation.

To qualify for the scholarship students must have attended either Williamsburg High School or Whitley County High School, must meet certain academic standards and must write an essay to Jim’s parents explaining why he or she would like to receive the scholarship to attend University of the Cumberlands.