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Warnky Honored with Movement and Leisure Studies Award


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands student Michelle Warnky was awarded the 2006 Movement and Leisure Studies Award at the Honors Day convocation service held April 24.

Warnky is the daughter of Chris and Carolyn Warnky of Columbus, Ohio. She is a movement and leisure studies major and a double minor in psychology and religion. Warnky has achieved a 3.8 GPA while deeply involved in campus activities. She is a member of the cross-country and track teams; Appalachian ministries; Mountain Outreach’s church worship team; health, movement and leisure studies department club; and has served as a STAR in the Insights Program.

During the past four years, she has received numerous awards and honors including the Sullivan award, cross-country All-Conference, NAIA Indoor Track All-American, national qualifier for cross-country and track, and she holds the school record for indoor track pentathlon.

Upon graduation Warnky will be going to Kazakhstan with a mission’s organization to assist people in meeting their economic, social and educational needs. She aspires to organize a track team while serving in the mission field, and she is looking forward to the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills acquired in her major to help others achieve fitness.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.