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Cumberlands Honors Retiring Associate Professor Dr. James Key


Dr. Jim Taylor, President of UC, congratulates James Key on his years of service to UC and his retirement at the UC Annual Faculty and Staff Dinner.

Williamsburg, Ky - University of the Cumberlands (UC) honored Dr. James Key retiring associate professor of health, exercise and sports science, at its 19th annual Faculty-Staff Dinner on April 15.

Dr. Key has been a member of the UC faculty since 1984. He holds three degrees from Middle Tennessee State University: a bachelor’s, a master’s, and a doctorate of Arts in Physical Education. In addition to his regular classroom duties, he has served as a STRIPE in the Insights program for many years.

Key is active in many organizations in his field. His memberships include the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), the Council on Physical Education for Children, the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness, the American Association for Leisure and Recreation, and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Dr. Key is an Elder with the Shiner Church of Christ, and is a member of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol). In 1997, he was presented with U.C.’s William T. Miles Award for Community Service.

Key is married to Dorothy (Dottie) Pearson Key, a long-time art educator. Their three children are: Christian, UC class of 2002, medical doctor and army captain; Constance, mother and army spouse; and Caleb, an executive at Champion's Choice, Inc. The Keys also have two grandchildren, Peter and Laura.