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Moriel is first to graduate from University of the Cumberlands with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish


During the annual Honors Day Convocation, Dr. Laura Dennis-Bay, associate professor of French, presents an award to Daphne Moriel, the first student at University of the Cumberlands to graduate with a degree in Spanish.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —Daphne Moriel was honored during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands, as the first student to graduate from the school with a major in Spanish.

Moriel, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jose Benito Moriel, of Dallas, Tex., had planned to graduate with a double major in philosophy and political science, with a minor in Spanish. However, when she learned that the University would begin to offer a Spanish major, she changed her plans, and so on May 9, she became the first alumna of University of the Cumberlands to receive a degree in Spanish.