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05-05-2011


Cumberlands Honors Jim Taylor, II Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands is pleased to announce that eight students were honored as recipients of the Jim Taylor, II Memorial Scholarship during the 52nd annual Honors Day service on April 25.

The following students have been named as recipients:

Brittani Cole, of Williamsburg, KY, who is pursuing a degree in Accounting;

Brittany Cotterell, of Williamsburg, KY, who is pursuing a degree in Biology;

Brittany Nantz, of Rockholds, KY, who is pursuing a degree in English;

Ariel Robinson, of Temple, TX (formerly of Williamsburg, KY), who is pursuing a degree in Communication Arts;

Jessica Skeens, of Williamsburg, KY, who is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education;

Erin White, of Williamsburg, KY, who is pursuing a degree in English Education;

Quentin Young, of Rockholds, KY, who is pursuing a degree in Accounting.

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.