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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.- University of the Cumberlands presented Jancee Wright (Russell Springs, Kentucky) with the Psychology Award during the fifty-second Honors Day Convocation on Monday April 25, 2011.

Jancee, the daughter of Randy Wright, is a double major in both Psychology and Religion and has maintained a 4.0 GPA all four years. She is a member of Theta Alpha Kappa, the Religion honor society, and is vice president of Psi Chi, the Psychology honor society and will graduate with high honor for attaining a minimum of 3.85 cumulative standing.

She was also inducted into the J.T. Vallandingham Honor Society on Honors Day. In order to be eligible for membership, a student must have completed at least 96 semester hours as a full-time student and have a 3.5 standing or better each semester. The student must have a cumulative standing of 3.7 or better. Students who have transferred to the University have a different set of rules depending on G.P.A. and number of hours taken at UC.

Wright has completed an independent research project on the effects of computer gaming on academic performance and presented that research at the Kentucky Psychological Society student conference this past March.

Jancee has served on two Mountain Outreach spring break trips and has been a summer resident assistant at UC.

She has been accepted into the Masters of Library Science at the University of Kentucky where she will further her education after graduation at UC.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.