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The Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon inducts new members


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – The Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon at University of the Cumberlands initiated eight new members at its annual banquet at the Cumberland Inn on February 23. Sarah Strunk, chapter president, presided. New members are:

Charlotte Anne Abel, of Mt. Olive, Ky.; Kristina Cherie Bishop, of Big Bear, Calif.; Kathryn Nicole DeLozier, Louisville, Ky.; Joshua Adam Frosch, of Williamsburg, Ky.; Zachary Quinn Gosser, of Liberty, Ky.; Deidre Shanai Higgins, of Corbin, Ky.; Andrzej Marek Lenard, of Opole, Poland; James Daniel Madden, of Hazard Ky.; Teresa Lynne Shaffer, of Solano, N.M.; April Leann Stevens, of Corbin, Ky.; Dustin Ryan Ursrey, of Beechmont, Ky.; Paul Andrew Wilkes, of Bedford, Ky.; and Misty Kaye Wilmot, of London, Ky.

The Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society, was founded in 1993 at University of the Cumberlands and is only the second such chapter in Kentucky. To be eligible to be a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a student must have completed three semesters, be in the top 35% of their college class, must have completed three college-level math courses including at least one semester of calculus, and have an average of B or higher in all math courses.

For the 2007-2008 school year, the Kentucky Beta Chapter elected Kathryn DeLozier as president, Charlotte Abel as vice president, Dustin Ursrey as secretary and Deidre Higgins as treasurer. Dr. John Hymo serves as chapter sponsor, and Dr. Jonathan Ramey serves as corresponding secretary.

Other current student members include: Brittany Beeler, Charle Delph, Jennifer Dillon, Rebecca Engle, Ada C. Rickett, J. D. Roaden, Lane Royer, Kelly Schnee, Shelly Schnee Scheithauer, Laurie Anderson Skaggs, John Steely, Sarah Strunk and Allison Tyler.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Ky., is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberland offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and 9 pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for busy adults.