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Lake Cumberland Recovery and Lindsey Wilson College announce “Back to U” Initiative

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Seated from left: Tommie Ann Saragas, assistant vice president of educational outreach, Lindsey Wilson College; Mikkle Hampton, founder and CEO, Lake Cumberland Recovery. Standing from left: Jessica Renner, director of patient services, Lake Cumberland Recovery; John Alexander, director of public relations, Lake Cumberland Recovery; Bambi Adams, intake coordinator, Lake Cumberland Recovery; Penny Rizenbergs, coordinator of educational outreach and online programs, Lindsey Wilson College.
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Lake Cumberland Recovery and Lindsey Wilson College have announced a partnership meant to help those in recovery and working in the recovery field to further their education and improve their lives. The “Back to U” Initiative will allow employees and clients of Lake Cumberland Recovery and their immediate families to enroll in Lindsey Wilson College and receive a tuition discount.  

“We are passionate about addicts doing better,” said Mikkle Hampton, CEO of Lake Cumberland Recovery. “I founded our organization because as a recovering addict myself, I knew there had to be a better way to address the growing drug problem here in Kentucky. I was a part of that problem until I got help and sought to better not just my life, but the lives of struggling addicts all across our region. Education is a big part of that. We are so thankful to Lindsey Wilson College for this opportunity to allow our clients and our employees to further their education and break generational cycles for them and their families.” 

Programs that Lake Cumberland Recovery’s employees and clients and their immediate families can participate in include Lindsey Wilson College’s Business Administration (BADM), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Criminal Justice (CRJS), Human Services (HSER), Counseling and Human Development (CHD), Counselor Education and Supervision (CES), and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership (DNP). The CHD and CES programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards. CACREP is an independent non-profit organization, recognized by the Counsel for Higher Education Accreditation (CHA), which grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. The intent of the “Back to U” Initiative is to foster continuous improvement in both organizations and to provide opportunities for collaboration in the growth and effectiveness of Lake Cumberland Recovery employees and clients.

“We are fortunate to have a leader like President Luckey here at Lindsey Wilson,” said Tommie Ann Saragas, assistant vice president of educational outreach for Lindsey Wilson College. “He believes, as do I, in the story of redemption and healing and how higher education can play a major role in that story. We saw in Lake Cumberland Recovery a program and group of people that will be able to utilize the tools we have at our disposal to help and encourage their continuing success in the field of recovery and beyond. We believe that offering this discount will encourage and lift up people that need it the most and allow us to help, in some way, in the continuing fight against substance misuse disorders in Kentucky.” 

Lindsey Wilson College, located in Columbia, serves the educational needs of students by providing a living-learning environment within an atmosphere of active caring and Christian concern where every student, every day, learns and grows and feels like a real human being. Lake Cumberland Recovery, headquartered in Somerset, partners with program participants who are struggling with alcohol or drug abuse to create a new set of skills that promote positive thought patterns that lead to healthy and responsible living.

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