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Huckabee Inspires Leadership with Speech at UC


Recording artist Lee Greenwood and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee laugh with University of the Cumberlands students at a special dinner preceding UC’s 6th annual Leadership event on Tuesday, April 5.

WILLIAMSBURG, KY- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke before a capacity crowd at University of the Cumberlands on Tuesday April 5, 2011 as part of the Forcht Group of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Leadership program. The speech, titled “Leadership in a Free and Strong America”, addressed issues that concern community and campus citizens alike. Joining Governor Huckabee in the O. Wayne Rollins Center was Grammy Award winning artist Lee Greenwood, most notably recognized for his patriotic anthem “God Bless the USA”.

“We are all part of the fabric of this state and this nation,” said Dr. Jim Taylor, Cumberlands’ president. €I think [Huckabee] was talking very candidly about what is going to have to be done in terms of some mutual sacrifice so we don’t burden your generation, and the next generation.”

The two-hour program also presented leadership awards and featured performances by the Cumberlands’ concert band, Chorale and the Knoxville Pipes and Drums.