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Kallye Renner earns multiple honors at UC


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Kallye Renner (Cincinnati, OH) with the Psychology Department Award during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 22nd.

The Psychology Department gives the award annually to a student who has shown exceptional academic performance, assistance to the department and potential for future contributions to society.

She was also named to the University’s Honor Roll. Students recognized for this honor must attain a minimum of 3.70 cumulative grade point average standing.

Kallye, the daughter of Don and Kathy Renner, is a Psychology and Mathematics double major with a minor in music. While at the University of the Cumberlands she has amassed an impressive list of accomplishments including successful completion of Presidential Scholars research as a senior. Her research has been presented at a conference in Atlanta, GA.

During UC’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4th, Kallye was honored by being named a Presidential Scholar for her significant research. Her paper is entitled: Lyrical Effect on How Music Affects Mood.

Honors research is conducted over a two-semester period within the last two years of college. Academically exceptional students are offered an opportunity for intensive work in their fields through advanced independent study or creative activity.

Kallye is a member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Psi Chi, and the J. T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society. She has maintained a 3.91 GPA in her psychology courses and has a 3.81 cumulative GPA. She is also an accomplished member of the University Marching Band and Concert Bands.