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Darcy Mascotti receives the Outstanding Biology Award


Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands (UC) presented Darcy Mascotti (Bellbrook, OH) with the Outstanding Biology Award during the 54th annual Honors Day Program on Sunday, April 21st.

Each year, the Biology Department gives an award to an exemplary biology major based upon the student’s GPA, their service to the Biology Department, and their potential future service and accomplishments.

Mascotti 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.

Darcy, the daughter of Mitchell Mascotti and Sharon Vallery, will be graduated in May with a major in Biology.

She is a member of Tri-Beta, the National Biological Honor Society; Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the National Chemistry Honor Society; and Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society.

Darcy is an All-American in 1000m (2012); 1000m, 5k, and mile in the distance medley relay team (2013), which she anchored. She has tutored students in biology, chemistry, and Spanish, and has served as a UC Campus Ambassador for two years.

Upon graduation, Darcy hopes to enter the Physician Assistant program and pursue a medical position in the mission field.