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Lindsey Embry is honored as the Biology Outstanding Senior


Williamsburg, Ky. - On Monday April 25, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) held their annual Honors Day Convocation. The program honors students, faculty, and staff are for their achievements during the academic school year. One of the honored students was Lindsey Embry (Beaver Dam, KY) who was presented with the 2011 Biology Outstanding Senior Award.

Each year, the Biology Department gives an award to an exemplary graduating senior. The award is given to a student based on the student’s grade point average, their services to the Biology Department, and their potential future service and accomplishments.

Lindsey was also inducted into the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society. This is the highest honor a student can achieve at UC. To be eligible a student must have completed 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a 3.5 standing or better each semester. The student must also have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. Transfer students have a different set of rules depending on G.P.A. and number of hours taken at UC.

Other honors that Lindsey was recognized for include: High Honors which requires a minimum of 3.85 cumulative standing, being named to the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, being inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon which is an honor’s society for mathematics, and being inducted into Gamma Sigma Epsilon which is an honor’s society for chemistry.

Lindsey is a graduate of Ohio County High School and is the daughter of Barry and Teresa Embry. During her tenure at UC Lindsey has completed over 300 community service hours. Her future plans are to attend the pharmacy school at Eastern Tennessee State University beginning in the fall.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.