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UC Kappa Mu Epsilon inducts new members


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Tuesday, February 19th the Kentucky Beta Chapter of University of the Cumberlands (UC) Kappa Mu Epsilon initiated seven new members at its annual banquet at the Cumberland Inn with Chapter President Deron Higgins presiding over the meeting.

New members inducted were:

Amber Ashley Bunch (Williamsburg, KY)

Bradley Stephen Karr (Lily, KY)

Matthew Scott Maher (Corbin, KY)

Joshua Kyle Ramsey (Pineville, KY)

Hannah Raelyn Spangler (Middlesboro, KY)

Deborah Hayley Wilkerson (Berea, KY)

YuChen "Emily" Wu (Nanjing, Jiangsu)

For the 2013-2014 school year, the Kentucky Beta Chapter elected Deborah Wilkerson as president, Hannah Spangler as vice president, Terra Baker (London, KY) as secretary, and Matthew Maher as treasurer. Dr. John Hymo serves as chapter sponsor, and Dr. Jonathan Ramey serves as corresponding secretary.

The Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, was founded in 1993 and is only the second such chapter in Kentucky. To be eligible to be a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a student must have completed 3 semesters, must be in the top 35% of their college class, must have completed 3 college-level math courses including at least one semester of calculus, and must have an average of B or higher in all math courses.

Other current student members in UC’s Kappa Mu Epsilon are: Bethany Bargo (Barbourville, KY), Nicole Braden (Clinton, TN), Megan Barrowman Brown (London, TN), Emily Campbell (London, KY), Anthony DeRocchis (Williamsburg, KY), Adam Green (Bristol, TN), Samuel Huntley (Littleton, CO), Sheena Jackson (Manchester, KY), Cedric Muteshi (Nairobi, Kenya), and Joanah Renner (Cincinnati, OH).

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.