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Caleb Hetrick receives Multiple Awards from UC


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Caleb Hetrick (Richmond, KY) with the T.J. Roberts Campus Leadership Award and the Hutton School of Business (HSB) Business Administration Award during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 21st.

Hetrick was also named to the University’s High Honor Roll. Students recognized for this honor must attain a minimum of 3.85 cumulative grade point average standing.

Caleb, the son of Mike and Louetta Hetrick, is a double major in Business Administration and Communication Arts with minors in Biblical Languages and Missions. He will graduate with high honors having maintained a 4.0 GPA and has been named to the Dean’s List and President’s list for seven semesters.

Caleb also received the Curtis S. Brown Outstanding Senior in Communication Arts Award. The first Curtis S. Brown Award was named in memory of the 1998 Cumberlands graduate. Brown was working towards his Master’s Degree in Communication Arts at Wichita State University when he suddenly passed away in the spring of 1999. The award is dedicated to the life and good works of Curtis Brown.

In the fall of his junior year (his first year of eligibility), Caleb was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business and Administration. Caleb was inducted into the J. T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society in spring 2012. He is also a member of Eta Beta Rho, Hebrew Honor Society and was named to Who’s Who among American Colleges and Universities.

Caleb has been a very active leader on campus and has helped other students extensively. He is a great communicator and has been described by several nominators as a creative and supportive leader who leads by example. He has mentored new students through the Insights program and for the past two years has attended the annual Academy of Preachers meeting.

One of his professors said of him, “Students like Caleb do not come around every year. He is a wonderful Christian role model and he has made a significant impact on campus.”

While maintaining success in academics, Caleb has also been active in a variety of campus and community activities. He serves as Tutorial Assistant in the Academic Resource Center for a variety of subjects. Among his other campus activities, Caleb was Mahan House Council President, a senator in SGA, a Group Life leader, a writer for the Patriot, a STAR , a Resident Assistant, and participated in Relay for Life. In recognition of his service Caleb was the T.E. Mahan Medallion Recipient for Campus Leadership and Outstanding Service in April 2012 and received the Angel Unaware Award.