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UC’s Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta Inducts Three New Members


(L-R) Elizabeth Davis, Benjamin Meadows, and Sarah Sutherland were inducted into the Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta on April 24th.

Williamsburg, Ky. - Three University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) students were inducted into the Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta on April 24, 2012. The ceremony was conducted by Dr. Eric L. Wake, chapter advisor.

The three students were: Elizabeth Davis (Van Wert, OH), Benjamin Meadows (Carrollton, KY), and Sarah Sutherland (London, KY).

Founded in 1974, the Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, holds the distinction of being both the oldest and the most frequently honored society at University of the Cumberlands. As one of the most active organizations on campus, Upsilon-Upsilon sponsors a popular lecture series, fundraisers and social events and publishes the scholarly journal, The Upsilonian, a journal that has won the outstanding journal award for schools with less than 150 majors.

“Students are the lifeblood of the organization and without them we could not win the awards that we do,” said Wake whose chapter has won the best chapter award 34 of the last 35 years for schools with an enrollment of less than 3,000 students.

Students must have at least completed 12 hours in history with a G.P.A. of better than a 3.0 and an overall average of at least 3.0 to be members of the group. Induction ceremonies are held twice during the academic year for deserving honorees.

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.