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Edwin Corgiat Earns Multiple Honors from UC


Williamsburg, KY- University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Edwin Corgiat (Norris, TN) with the Outstanding Biology Student Award during the 55th Annual Honors Day program on Sunday, April 27th. Each year, the Biology Department gives an award to an exemplary biology major. The award is based on three components: the student’s grade point average, their service to the Biology Department, and their potential future service and accomplishments.

Edwin is the son of Ed and Phyllis Corgiat. He is a member of four honor societies which include: Alpha Lambda Delta, Tri-Beta, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, and Sigma Delta Pi. Corgiat is also a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete in Soccer. He was the 2013 recipient of the T.E. Mahan Award and the SGA Student Leader Award and has been on the Dean’s list for seven semesters.

In addition, Corgiat was also named to the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society. 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 G.P.A. and number of hours taken at UC.

Corgiat 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.

And last, but certainly not least, Corgiat was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

Corgiat will be graduating with a double major in Chemistry and Biology. After spending a year gaining clinical experience, he hopes to be accepted into the M.D. /Ph.D. Program at Emory University.

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