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University of the Cumberlands student wins research award

Williamsburg, Ky.—University of the Cumberlands student Christina Perkins recently attended a conference of the Wildlife Society-Kentucky Chapter, where she presented research she conducted last summer. Her paper entitled, “Understanding the Interactions of Domestic Cats (felis catus) with Native Wildlife Species in the Southern End of the Daniel Boone National Forest: A Pilot Study” was chosen best student paper, and Perkins received a cash award in the amount of $250.00.

Perkins, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alvin D. Perkins of Somerset is a junior, biology major. She was accompanied to the conference by Dr. Sara Ash, professor and chair of the Biology Department.

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is a professional international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Its mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. The Wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification , peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and working groups. Society members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats.