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Kristin Gotch Named Presidential Scholar at Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, May 5th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) named Kristin Gotch (Idaho Falls, ID) a Presidential Scholar during their annual commencement ceremonies in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

Honors research is conducted over a two-semester period within the last two years of college. Academically exceptional students are offered an opportunity for intensive work in their fields through advanced independent study or creative activity.

This fall Kristin will be attending the MFA program at Eastern Washington University, Spokane where she will also be serving as a teaching assistant. She has also been hired on as a staff writer for PopMatters Magazine to write music reviews and artist profiles. Kristin’s research paper is entitled: Their Vocabulary Did This to Me: A Discovery of Poetic Influence.

Kristin, the daughter of Mark and Penny Gotch, was graduated with a major in English and a minor in Journalism.

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.