The University of the Cumberlands (UC) honored retiree Linda Sutton at the 22nd Annual Faculty-Staff Dinner in April.
Sutton graduated from James A. Cawood High School in Harlan County in 1970 and Cumberland College in 1974, earning a B.S. in secretarial science. Upon graduation she began working in the Bursar’s Office and then transferred to the Financial Aid Office where she has worked the past 40 years.
Linda served in the National Guard from 1975-1977. She served at the state headquarters in Frankfort in the Public Information Detachment. In 1978 she was the recipient of the SGA Service Award and was the recipient of the Service Award in 2005. She has served on various committees over the years and served as the varsity cheerleading sponsor for three years. She has been a member of the Kentucky Association of Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA) and has also been an active participant in the “Relay for Life” on UC’s campus.
Steve Allen, vice-president for financial planning states, “Linda possesses a very strong work ethic that has served the office well through the years. Her hard work and clear sense of right and wrong have provided great service to our students and university as a whole. You can always count on Linda for her educated and common sense approach to any dilemma that comes her way. Her years of expertise in financial aid will be sorely missed by her colleagues.”
Linda is a member of Saxton Independent Baptist Church. She lives in Williamsburg with her husband Frank Sutton and granddaughters Kendal and MaKenzie. She has one daughter, Jennifer. Her sisters and brothers, Pearl Baker, Jewell Clem, Jerry Clem and James Clem are all graduates of Cumberland College.
Linda’s plan for retirement is to continue taking care of her granddaughters and to take them to Disney World next summer. She plans to spend more time at home with her family and continue volunteering in her church nursery.