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UC's Upsilon-Upsilon Wins Best Chapter Award

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands' Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has won the Nels A. Cleven award in Division I for the Best Chapter Award competition for 2007-2008. 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, established in 1974, was awarded $250 for this achievement.

Showing dedication from the beginning, the organization has won this award for 31 years. It has also been named best chapter for schools with fewer than 3000 students. “The excitement is still there even after 31 years. It affirms once again that our students work hard and are proud of what they do. They want so very much to keep the tradition alive,” said Dr. Eric Wake, chair of UC’s History & Political Science department.

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 Kentucky Phi Alpha Theta convention three times in its history.