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Riley honored at University of the Cumberlands


Tim Riley receives honors during Convocation.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. —Each year, the undergraduate Religion Department recognizes excellence in the area of religion.

Tim Michael Riley has received the Religion Departmental Award for 2010-11 during the 51st annual Honors Day convocation at University of the Cumberlands on April 26. He was named to membership in Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society for students in religion, and in Pi Kappa Delta, a forensics (public speaking and debate) honor society. Riley, of Williamsburg, is a senior pursuing a religion major.

Theta Alpha Kappa is a national religion honor society which seeks to encourage excellence n research, teaching, and the publication, and the exchange of learning and thought among scholars. Requirements for membership are the completion of three semesters at University of the Cumberlands, the completion of at least twelve hours of religion coursework, a grade point average of 3.5 in religion courses, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.25.

Pi Kappa Delta is a forensics (public speaking and debate) honor consisting of educators, students and alumni committed to encouraging the education of articulate citizens through a three part focus: the commitment to the promotion of ethical, humane and inclusive communication and educational practices; the commitment to and the promotion of professional development of forensic educators; and the commitment to and promotion of comprehensive forensics programming.