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Broughton honored at University of the Cumberlands


Meredith Broughton receives honors during Convocation.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —Each year, the undergraduate Biology Department recognizes excellence in the area of biology.

Meredith Houston Broughton has received the Biology Departmental Award for 2010-11 during the 51st annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 26. She was named a student of High Honor. She was also named to membership in Beta Beta Beta, a national honor society for students in biology, and in Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chapter, a chemistry honor society. Broughton, of Barbourville, is a junior pursuing a biology major.

Beta Beta Beta is a national honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. The Beta Sigma Chapter at University of the Cumberlands strives to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chapter was established to honor students who have outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry. Its purposes are to encourage interest in the field of chemistry and foster professionalism, scholarly pursuit, community service, leadership abilities, and good character. Membership eligibility is based on the minimum number of hours completed in chemistry courses stated in the bylaws, a minimum chemistry and cumulative GPA of 3.50.

To receive recognition for High Honor, a student must attain a minimum of 3.85 cumulative, grade point average.