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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.- University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Laura Silvers (Monticello, Kentucky) with the Outstanding Senior in Journalism and Public Relations Award during the fifty-second Honors Day Convocation on Monday April 25, 2011.

The daughter of Joe and Jo Silvers, Laura is a double major in Journalism and Public Relations and Psychology. She has been involved in house counsel, Psi Chi, and Baptist Campus Ministries. She will graduate with high honor having attained a 3.85 cumulative standing.

Laura has also served as a writer, copy editor and religion editor for The Patriot (Cumberlands’ campus newspaper). Since 2010, she has also worked as a student assistant in Cumberlands’ Media Relations and has published work in the Western Recorder.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.