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Chad Lawson Earns HSB Management Information Systems Award


Williamsburg, KY- University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Chad Lawson (Williamsburg, Ky) with the Management Information Systems Award during the Fifty- Fifth Annual Honors Day program on April 27th, held in the Gatliff Chapel on UC’s campus.

The Dr. Edward L. Hutton School of Business 2014 Management Information System Award is given to a student who has exemplified excellence in and out of the classroom and remained a hard worker with strong ethics.

Lawson was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business and Administration in 2012. He is also a member of Theta Alpha Kappa Religion Honor Society. He has been named to the Dean’s List for each semester he has attended Cumberlands and named to the President’s list two semesters. He was the recipient of the 2013 Christian Ministries Honored Graduate Award.

While maintaining success in academics, Lawson has participated in campus and church activities. He has completed mission trips to Uganda, Africa, Skopje, Macedonia, and multiple trips to Warsaw, Poland. During these trips, he led teams that organized camps for underprivileged families, providing food and medicine while ministering to the family members.

In addition, Lawson 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.

Lawson 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.

Lawson is currently employed as the Data Manager for the UC School of Education and plans to pursue a graduate degree.

Chad is married to Sheena Lawson and is the son of Marvin and Donna Lawson of Manchester, Kentucky.

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