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Kyla Fitz-Gerald Earns History Award at Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) student Kyla Fitz-Gerald (Morehead, KY) was presented with the 2012 History Award during the 53rd Honors Day Convocation on Monday, April 23rd, in the O. Wayne Rollins Center. The recipient of this departmental award is chosen based on academic achievement, service to the department and service to the University.

Fitz-Gerald was also named to Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

For the past year and a half, Fitz-Gerald has served as President of UC’s Phi Alpha Theta Chapter, the national honors society in history. She recently finished an internship with the Kentucky History Museum in Frankfort and has been published in The Upsilonian, the History and Political Science Department’s journal, for the past two years. This year she will be published in Northern Kentucky University’s journal as well.

Fitz-Gerald will graduate this May and has been accepted at the University of Idaho to pursue her M.A. degree in anthropology, with an emphasis in historical archeology.

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; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.