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UC's Fitz-Gerald Has Research Paper Published


Williamsburg, Ky. - A research paper written by Kyla Fitz-Gerald of Lexington, Kentucky was selected for inclusion into The Upsilonian, the yearly published journal of the University of the Cumberlands History and Political Department.

Her paper “Mungo Park’s Life and Works in the Public Eye” describes the life of Mungo Park, a British explorer who is noted for exploring the interior of West Africa. She describes Park’s known travels into the heart of Africa, his book Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, and ultimately his mysterious death during one of his voyages.

In addition to her paper having been published in The Upsilonian, Fitz-Gerald also presented her paper in the spring of 2011at the Jackson Purchase Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for History at Murray State University, where her paper won third place.

Fitz-Gerald is president of the Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. She plans to complete her bachelor’s degree with a major in history and minor in criminal justice in 2012.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; nine graduate degrees, including two doctorates, a specialist, and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.