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Cedric Muteshi honored as the H.N. and Frances Berger Award winner


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, May 5th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented senior Cedric Muteshi (Nairobi, Kenya) with the H.N. and Frances Berger Outstanding Male Graduate Award during the annual commencement ceremony.

Muteshi, the son of John Muteshi Alusa and Genivieve Nalice Watia, is from the town of Kakamega, in western Kenya in Africa. He is a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry.

Cedric has been the team captain of the men’s varsity soccer team since the fall semester of 2011. He is a two-time Mid-South Conference (MSC) Men’s Soccer First Team All-Conference performer, a three-time MSC Academic All-Conference selection, and a three-time NAIA Academic All-Conference selection. He was twice nominated as a Champion of Character, winning Honorable Mention in 2010.

Muteshi has served on the University’s Student Government Association and helped organize UC’s first Relay for Life in 2011. He has also served as a dormitory Resident Assistant for three years and is a member of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics honors societies. Cedric leads a Bible study group on campus and volunteers for the children’s ministry at his church. He has volunteered in the summers to help coach soccer camps for underprivileged children.

Cedric plans to apply to medical school and become a physician. His goal is to provide medical care, health skills, and education to a medically underserved area in Kenya.

Each year during commencement, University of the Cumberlands honors the most outstanding male and female members of the graduating class with the H. N. and Frances Berger Awards. The awards are presented to those students who have exhibited sound academic achievement combined with superior leadership and service to the college community and the larger community as a whole.