University of Pikeville Liaison Establishes Scholarship Fund

University of Pikeville Liaison Establishes Scholarship Fund

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Maha Neouchy
January 05, 2012

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) would like to recognize Dr. Nancy Cade, in coordination with the University of Pikeville, for the scholarship fund she created and named in memory of her father, Fred W. Meyer, Jr. Dr. Cade is an active member of both the University of Pikeville and TWC communities. In addition to being a professor of history and political science at the University of Pikeville, she:


  • Is a member of TWC’s National Liaison Advisory Board
  • Won the TWC Faculty Leader of the Year award in 2007
  • Currently serves as a liaison on the University of Pikeville campus

Celebrating Nancy Cade

Dr. Cade began her journey with TWC in 2004 the Appalachian College Association selected her as a faculty leader for a group of 15 students during the Inside Washington Seminar. Since then, she hasn’t missed a single TWC seminar and says it is “truly one of the best professional development programs” she attends throughout the academic school year.


Dr. Cade says it’s the “opportunity to work with my students that keeps me coming back for more. ” She teaches in the heart of Appalachia, where many students can’t afford experiential educational opportunities like a TWC seminar. Since she doesn’t have any children of her own, Dr. Cade says, she started bringing students to experience Washington, D.C. in order to help “open their eyes to new opportunities, which helps give me a taste of what being a parent is like. ”


Commemorating A Father’s Love for Politics

Dr. Cade’s inspiration for the Fred W. Meyer, Jr. Washington Center Scholars Program Fund was her late father, who recognized the impact that TWC seminars had on his daughter. He was a man who had a “deep love for politics and education” and enjoyed hearing about her experiences at TWC seminars, which he felt combined the best of both worlds. Dr. Cade created the fund on January 1, 2010 and since then, a total of 19 different scholarships have been created to bring University of Pikeville students to TWC seminars.


Inside Washington Seminar

The Fred W. Meyer, Jr. Washington Center Scholars Fund most recently awarded scholarships to four University of Pikeville students to attend the Inside Washington Seminar, which took place in Washington, D.C. from January 2, through January 14, 2012. These four students were:


  • Corey Crigger, History (2012)
  • Corey Hatfield, History (2012)
  • Jocelyn McCown, Political Science (2013)
  • Kayla Morgan, English (2013)

The seminar gave each student who attended the opportunity to study the upcoming and past presidential elections in Washington, D.C. over the course of two different-themed weeks: “In Pursuit of the Presidency” and “Politics and the Media. ”


Since the Inside Washington 2012 seminar, 40 University of Pikeville students have attended a TWC seminar. It is the dedication of devoted faculty leaders like Dr. Cade, the support of schools like the University of Pikeville, and scholarship funds like the Fred W. Meyer, Jr. Washington Center Scholars Fund that students get a chance to attend experiential learning seminar programs like Inside Washington.


[View photos from Inside Washington '12 Week 1 on our Flickr channel]

[View photos from Inside Washington '12 Week 2 on our Flickr channel]

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