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10-03-2005


UC's Upsilon-Upsilon Wins Best Chapter Award

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands' Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta won the Nels A. Cleven award in Division I for the best chapter award competition.

The highly competitive award involved submissions from many of the 800 chapters of Phi Alpha Theta, an international historical honor society. UC's chapter, Upsilon-Upsilon, was awarded $250 for this achievement.

"We at Alpha Theta understand the tremendous time and effort required to maintain the high level of activity demonstrated by your chapter," reported Graydon Tunstall, executive director of the international honor society. "It is obvious that the Upsilon-Upsilon chapter is an invaluable asset to Phi Alpha Theta."

The Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has been established at University of the Cumberlands (formally known as Cumberland College) since 1974. The organization has shown dedication from the beginning, being named best chapter for schools with fewer than 3000 students for 28 of the last 29 years. Phi Alpha Theta annually sponsors the oldest continuous lecture series on campus and publishes ''The Upsilonian,'' a journal that has won the outstanding journal award for schools with less than 150 majors. UC's chapter has also received the honor of hosting the Phi Alpha Theta convention three times in its history.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts university in it 116th year of operation. UC offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs.