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Shaffer honored at University of the Cumberlands


Dr. Sarah Ash (right), professor and chair of the Biology Department presents the Biology Award to Teresa Shaffer during University of the Cumberlands’ annual Honors Day Convocation.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Teresa Shaffer received one of two Biology Department Awards during the 50th annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 27. She also was recognized as a Student of High Honor and was inducted into the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society.

At Commencement on May 9, Shaffer, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Shaffer of Solano, N.M., received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. She graduated with the distinction of magna cum laude, which requires a GPA of 3.85-3.94.

Shaffer is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society; the Kentucky Beta Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national honor society for students of mathematics; and the Zeta Gamma Chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honor Society.

The J. T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society requires each member to have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a GPA of 3.5 or better each semester. Students must also have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. The society is named for John Thompson Vallandingham, who served Cumberlands for more than sixty years in a variety of positions, including dean of men and associate professor of mathematics.