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UC’s Lisa Bartram Wins Prestigious Award


Williamsburg, Ky.— University of the Cumberlands (UC) is proud to announce that Lisa Bartram was recently presented with the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) Leadership Award for 2013. Bartram is the Director of Student Activities and the Campus Activity Board (CAB) at University of the Cumberlands. She coordinates and plans a majority of special on-campus activities for UC students and continues to make a positive impact on students’ college experiences.

“I am so pleased to have received this award,” expressed Bartram. “I just really love what I do and enjoy the students who are by my side helping me every day making things happen on campus.”

This is the second time that Bartram has been awarded with this honorable recognition. The award was presented at the APCA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this past spring, leaving Bartram rather humbled and surprised. The APCA carefully selects their candidates for their leadership award by finding leaders in higher education that promote positive moral values, exemplify leadership skills, are organized and involved in campus and student life, provide a safe and entertaining environment for students and teach students respect for themselves and for others.

Bartram has initiated a new idea for this year’s sporting events at UC that has taken off and have students eager to become involved in campus life. “The Riots” is a group of approximately 60 UC students that promote student leadership during campus activities and sporting events of all kinds. “The Riots” is a method to get students involved and supportive of campus activities and athletics. These students rally together at sporting events, creating a student-cheering section at games, meets, or matches, and use positive, motivational cheers and chants to root for the Patriot teams. This shows extreme school spirit for UC, provides the athletic teams with strong student-body support, and helps create and develop life-long friendships among CAB Riot members. “The Riots” have been quite successful so far this year and while under Bartram’s direction, there is no doubt that they will continue to grow and reach their goals.

“We are hoping that ‘The Riots’ will continue to do well and that others will become interested and join,” said Bartram. “The students really seem to be enjoying it and we have had nothing but positive feedback from everyone.”

upcoming plans for UC that Bartram has organized include a comedian on November 19th, a relaxation week during finals, several different food events, and a mini-welcome week after students return back to campus from Christmas break.

Bartram claims that her true secret to success is all of the excellent students and their willingness to get involved with campus life. She also credits organization and feels that it is the key for any activity or event. Students are instrumental in helping out with CAB ideas and events, which are ultimately spawned from the APCA Conferences.

“I am very surprised that I won this award,” said Bartram. “I wasn’t expecting it at all and it is a wonderful honor. I couldn’t do it without my group of dedicated UC students. It’s a great recognition.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit