College Briefs 5/9/19

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Posted 5/8/19

Orange Park’s Browning makes STEM Living Learning Program presentation at KentuckyLEXINGTON, Ken. – The University of Kentucky, College of Arts and Sciences and the STEMCats Living …

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College Briefs 5/9/19


Orange Park’s Browning makes STEM Living Learning Program presentation at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ken. – The University of Kentucky, College of Arts and Sciences and the STEMCats Living Learning Program congratulate Helen Browning of Orange Park for presenting research at the Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars in the Spring 2019 semester. As part of the STEMCats BIO 199 research lab, Browning conducted scientific research alongside a faculty mentor. Browning presented findings at the showcase in the form of a scientific poster titled, Comparative Study of the Optic Tectum of the Axolotl and Leopard Frog.

Home to 19 academic departments that offer major degrees in 27 disciplines and 36 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences provides education in fundamentals to every undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky and builds foundations for advanced study in every field. Its faculty integrates innovative research with exceptional teaching and outreach, thereby providing paths to understanding the past, solving the problems of today, and imagining the possibilities of tomorrow.

Three Clay cadets recognized during SJR State College law enforcement graduation

ORANGE PARK – Cadets from St. Johns River State College Criminal Justice Academy recently were recognized during a graduation ceremony at the Thrasher-Horne Center, located at the College’s Orange Park campus.

Graduates representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns and Duval counties received certificates for completing Florida Law Enforcement Academy programs. Special recognition went to Clay County resident Douglas Faircloth for “Highest Academic Achievement,” Dean Lowe of Putnam County for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement,” and Clay County resident Lake Powers received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement. In his role as class leader, Powers also led the class in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and addressed faculty and guests on behalf of his classmates.

The graduates included Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets from Clay County: Joshua Borchardt, Faircloth, Brittney Foster, Joshua Mays, Lake Powers, Ryan Powers and Julia Senna.

Located at the St. Augustine campus, SJR State’s Criminal Justice Academy offers certificate programs and provides job-related training to prepare cadets for entry-level employment in the field. Upon completion of the certificate programs, cadets will be eligible to take the state certification exam. The certificates also provide credit hours that can be transferred to SJR State’s associate in science degree in criminal justice technology.

Daytime and evening classes for SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy will begin on July 3. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information, call (904) 808-7490 or visit

Middleburg’s Hilchey earns her clinical psychology degree from Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, Ken. – Olivia Hilchey of Middleburg earned her degree in Clinical Psychology recently from the Univeristy of Cumberlands.

This is the largest group of graduates Cumberlands has ever celebrated. The school conferred 26 types of degrees to 1,537 students during its recent annual commencement ceremonies.

In a letter to the Class of 2019, Dr. Larry Cockrum, University President, said, "Today you have reached an important milestone in your ife. Your hard work and dedication have paid off... All of us at University of the Cumberlands are proud of you and your stellar accomplishments.

“Please know that no matter where your life leads, you will always be a member of the Cumberlands family. And, just like family, we all wish the best for you and your future endeavors."


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