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Atwood honored at University of the Cumberlands


Dr. Cindi Norton presents Katie Atwood with the 2010 Public Health Award.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Katie Elizabeth Atwood received two awards at the 51st annual Honors Day Convocation, on April 26, at University of the Cumberlands. She was first awarded the 2009-2010 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award, presented by Cory McClellan, assistant professor of English. She then received the Health, Exercise and Sport Science Department’s 2010 Public Health Award, presented by that department’s chair, Dr. Cindi Norton.

Atwood is a member of Pi Delta Phi and was recognized for Honor at the University. She graduated cum laude on May 8 with a Bachelor of Arts in public health.

Atwood is from Lilburn, Ga.

The AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award is presented annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken. Recipients must have completed at least three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.

Departmental awards are awarded based on a student’s academic achievement, service to the department and service to the University.

Pi Delta Phi is a national French honor society, founded in 1906, which recognizes outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literature.

To achieve recognition for Honor a student must attain a minimum of 3.70 cumulative standing.