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Caleb Hetrick Receives Multiple Honors at UC Honors Day


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented the T. E. Mahan Memorial Service award and the Angel Unaware award to Caleb Andrew Hetrick (Richmond, KY) during the annual Honors Day ceremonies on April 25th, 2012 in the O. Wayne Rollins Center. Hetrick was also recognized for High Honor for maintaining a grade point average above 3.85.

Caleb, the son of Michael and Louetta Hetrick, has a double major in Business and Communication Arts with a minor in Religion. Throughout his college career he has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA.

On campus Caleb has been active as a STAR in the Insights program both in planning and leadership. He is also active in Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) including the Coffee House Ministry and a variety of Bible studies. His academic excellence serves him well as a tutor with the Academic Resource Center where he has tutored a variety of subjects. Caleb is active in church activities at home and during time off in the summer and on weekends as he serves as a counselor at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp.

The T. E. Mahan Memorial service award is awarded to a man of the junior class who possesses the qualities which indicate the potential for outstanding contributions to her community as well as manifesting the best qualities of potential service to society. Each candidate must possess good academic standing and accords herself with the high moral standards of the University.

The University also presents the Angel Unaware Award to an undergraduate student each year. This award honors a student who selflessly helps others through acts and deeds of kindness, who gives of himself far beyond what is expected, who is always there to lend a helping hand, and who does so without expecting recognition.

In addition to these awards, Caleb was named to the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society. In order to be eligible for membership, a student must have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a 3.5 standing or better each semester. The student must have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. Students who have transferred to the University have a different set of rules depending on G.P.A. and number of hours taken at UC.

He was also named to Who’s Who in American Universities and College. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

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.