maincurve UC Library MyUC iLearn Webmail Home
title Media Relations Home



Cumberlands Confers 536 Degrees During Commencement Ceremony


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, May 4th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) conferred 536 degrees during their annual commencement ceremony; 166 Baccalaureate degrees, 357 Master’s degrees, and 13 Doctorate degrees.

The University had 13 cum laude recipients, 9 magna cum laude recipients, and 15 summa cum laude recipients.


During the 2012-13 academic year, the university has conferred a total of 1,109 degrees making it the most successful year in Cumberlands’ illustrious history.

All Cumberland undergraduate students are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community service before graduation, and those who choose to complete a minimum of 200 service hours are named Hutton Scholars at Commencement. The class of 2013 contributed a total of 30,198 hours of service to the Williamsburg community. Sixty-three graduating seniors were designated Hutton Scholars.

Two students were named Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments in research: Kallye Renner (Cincinnati, OH) and Samuel Huntley (Littleton, CO).

Brittany Holliman (East Point, KY) received the George S. Munro Memorial Prize in Pre-Medical Studies, which is awarded in recognition of academic excellence and effort to the graduating senior pre-medical student who has achieved the highest grade-point average through his or her college career.

Cadet Natasha Sydnor (Elizabethtown, KY) was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Military Police Branch, in the United States Army. Cadets Kyrk Davis (Florence, KY), Richard Hutchinson (Douglas, GA), Andreas Lopez, Andrew Marthin (Williamsburg, KY), and Tyler Thacker also went under oath as they will be completing the Cadet Command Leadership Development and Assessment Course held at FT. Lewis, Washington. Upon successful completion of LDAC the cadets will accept commissions as 2LTs in the United States Army.

Also during the commencement ceremony, Mr. Thomas Haggai was honored with the Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

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.