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Phelps Receives Awards from University of the Cumberlands


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -University of the Cumberlands senior Gretchen Rose Phelps was recognized as the recipient of the 2006 Physics Award and the Esther A Compton Mathematics Award during the Honors Day service held April 24.

She was also inducted into the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society, which annually recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement. In order to be eligible, a student must have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a 3.5 standing or better each semester. The student’s cumulative standing must be a 3.7 or better.

Phelps, the daughter of Phillip and Marlene Phelps of Mount Vernon, is majoring in mathematics and physics. Upon graduation, she plans to attend the University of Kentucky to further her studies in physics.

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, non-traditional programs for adults.