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UC students named to J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society

Williamsburg, KY. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) named 28 students to the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society during the 55th Annual Honors Day program on Sunday, April 27th.

In order to be eligible for membership, 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 must have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. Students who have transferred to the University have a different set of rules depending on grade point average (GPA) and number of hours taken at UC.

Those inducted were:

Tyler Bird, Missions and Ministry, Burnside, KY,

Amber Bunch, Psychology, Williamsburg, KY,

Edwin Corgiat, Biology/Chemistry, Norris, TN,

Donovan Feenstra, Business Administration/MIS, Calgary, IT,

Courtney Fields, Human Services, Corbin, KY,

Kayli Gizel, Communication/ Theatre Arts, Hazard, KY,

Megan Goble, Human Services, Dwale, KY,

Rachel Hampton, Early Elementary Education, Hopkinsville, KY,

Emily Hemphill VanderArk, English Creative Writing, Edgewater, MD,

Tyler Hester, Psychology, Munfordville, KY,

Caroline Johnson, Chemistry, Bowling Green, KY,

Matthew Kelley, History, Corbin, KY,

Chad Lawson, Missions and Ministry, Williamsburg, KY,

Matthew Maher, Accounting, Corbin, KY,

Mitchell Mascaro, Chemistry, Knoxville, TN,

Bailey Mays, Psychology, Heiskell, TN,

Amber McDaniel, Business Administration, London, KY,

Malcom Merrick, Criminal Justice, Pineville, KY,

Abigail Dundon Parsons, Accounting, Williamsburg, KY,

Kayla Smith, Human Services/Family Ministry, Williamsburg, KY,

Megan Schulte, Public Health, Beaver Creek, OH,

Ryan Swartzendruber, Psychology, Stevensville, MI,

Foy Underwood, Fitness and Sports Management, Lexington, KY,

Shannon Whittenberg, Secondary English Education, Louisville, KY,

Deborah Wilkerson, Mathematics, Berea, KY,

Brittany Wills, Psychology, Isom, KY,

Ethan Worley, Social Studies 8-12 Education, London, KY,

Tanner Yankey, Missions and Ministry/Psychology, Lawrenceburg, KY.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; ten 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