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10-06-2009


Cumberlands’ Upsilon-Upsilon Wins Its 32nd Best Chapter Award

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands’ Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has again received the international history honor society's best chapter award for Division I, which includes schools with enrolments of less than 3,000.

The highly competitive award involved submissions from many of the 800 chapters of Phi Alpha Theta. UC's chapter was awarded $250 for this achievement. Upsilon-Upsilon received the Nels A. Cleven Award, which is given only to schools that have been named best chapter more than five times. UC's organization has won best chapter for 32 of the last 33 years.

“As I look back over the 33 years, it is impossible to imagine that the Chapter could have obtained such a feat, reported Dr. Eric Wake, chair and professor of the history department, "Few schools have even come close to this record. I just thank God that the department and, especially our students, have fought so hard to obtain such a record."

The Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has been established at University of the Cumberlands since 1974. 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.