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Madison McCalmon Honored at UC Honors Day Convocation


Williamsburg, Ky. - On Monday April 25, University of the Cumberlands (UC) held their annual Honors Day Convocation. The program honors students, faculty, and staff for their achievements during the academic school year. One of the honored students was Madison McCalmon (Ringgold, GA) who was presented with the Dr. Edward L. Hutton School of Business Administration Award.

Madison, the son of Greg and Camie McCalmon, will graduate in May with High Honors. He is a member of the Sigma Beta Delta and Theta Alpha Kappa Honor societies and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

In addition to being a member of the UC varsity football team for four years, Madison is an active participant in campus and volunteer activities. He has been recognized for his football and academic achievements by both the Mid-South Conference (MSC) and NAIA including being named an NAIA Football Scholar Athlete for three years and to the 2010 College Sports Information Directors of America ESPN Academic All-District Team.

In recognition of his volunteer activities, Madison was named to the 2010 Allstate Good Works Team. He has served as a STAR in freshman orientation for four years and as a business tutor in the Academic Resource Center for three years.

In recognition of his academic qualifications and potential, Madison was chosen to intern with the Rollins Company in Atlanta in 2008 and 2010.

Among his many academic accomplishments, McCalmon was in the 2009 Who’s Who among America’s University and College students, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta Business Society, and the J. T. Vallandingham Honor Society.

McCalmon was also presented the T. J. Roberts Campus Leadership award.

The T. J. Roberts Campus Leadership award is presented to a graduating senior man who exemplifies leadership as defined by the following statement: “Leadership is the ability to plan, organize, motivate and direct students towards goals consistent with the philosophy of the University.” Candidates must be active participants in student activities, be in good academic standing and are expected to receive his diploma in the May 2011 graduation exercises.

One nominator said of McCalmon, “It is because of the respect for the personal and professional standards he embodies and because of the belief that he will continue to mature and expand his role as a servant/leader wherever he lives that he is recommended for the T. J. Roberts Campus Leadership award.”

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.