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UC’s Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta Inducts Three New Members


(L-R) Jared Coleman, Kevin Cantrell, and Zachary Zivkovic were inducted into the Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta on April 26th.

Williamsburg, Ky. - Three University of the Cumberlands’ (UC) students were inducted into the Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta on April 26, 2011. The ceremony was conducted by Eric L. Wake, chapter advisor.

The three students were: Kevin Cantrell (Hager-Hill, KY), Jared Coleman (Jacksonville, FL), and Zachary Zivkovic (Strongsville, OH)

Founded in 1974, the Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, holds the distinction of being both the oldest and the most frequently honored society at University of the Cumberlands. As one of the most active organizations on campus, Upsilon-Upsilon sponsors a popular lecture series, fundraisers and social events and publishes the scholarly journal, The Upsilonian, a journal that has won the outstanding journal award for schools with less than 150 majors.

“Students are the lifeblood of the organization and without them we could not win the awards that we do,” said Wake whose chapter has won the best chapter award 33 of the last 34 years for schools with an enrollment of less than 3,000 students.

Students must have at least completed 12 hours in history with a G.P.A. of better then a 3.0 and an overall average of at least 3.0 to be members of the group. Induction ceremonies are held twice during the academic year for deserving honorees.