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09-16-2011


UC Receives the Delta Award

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The National Council of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First Year College Students has recognized the University of the Cumberlands (UC) chapter with a Delta Award at the Silver level.

The Delta award is given to those chapters whose membership dramatically increases at the end of the school year. Cumberlands chapter of the honor society inducted 62 new members at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, an increase of 32% over the 2009-2010 year.

“I’m proud of the number of freshmen who qualified for membership in the honor society last year and the number who chose to pay dues and become members,” says sponsor and English professor Ms. Kathy Fish.

Alpha Lambda Delta was founded in 1924 at the University of Illinois. It is dedicated to honoring excellent academic achievement in students who are in their first year of college. Cumberlands chapter began in the spring of 1992, and became affiliated with the national organization in the spring of 1993.

UC’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta is advised by Kathy G. Fish and Ms. Linda Carter.

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

Article provided by Courtney Hixson, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Department Student Assistant