Ashish Reddy Konda of Everett recently graduated from University of the Cumberlands. Congratulations, Ashish! It was another joyful graduation weekend at University of the Cumberlands as the campus hosted annual commencement ceremonies. Many diverse cultures, languages and backgrounds were represented in the graduating class, all sharing a universal commitment to education and determination to succeed.
“Graduates, today marks a significant milestone in your lives,” said Dr. Larry L. Cockrum, university president, during the ceremonies. “You have persevered through years of hard work and dedication and now stand here, ready to take on the world. I am honored to congratulate each and every one of you on your outstanding achievements.”
President Cockrum offered heartfelt advice to the newest graduates – in short, to dream big, work hard, make mistakes and always be kind. He said those were the lessons that have gotten him through his life and made all the difference and encouraged graduates to try it for themselves.
University of the Cumberlands is one of the largest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky. Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction offering quality undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and online degree programs. Among other values, Cumberlands emphasizes the importance of community service. The on-campus undergraduate Class of 2023 performed 42,085 hours of community service during their college career. Learn more at ucumberlands.edu.