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Cumberlands Student Hollie Byrum receives Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship Award


Williamsburg, Ky.– University of the Cumberlands Education department presented Hollie Byrum (Franklin, OH) with the Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship award during the annual Honors Day ceremonies on April 25th, 2011 in the O. Wayne Rollins Center.

Byrum is completing her certification in special and elementary education and has a current GPA of 3.57.

She is a member of the Kentucky Education Association Student Program, has participated in the women’s softball program for four years, and has been active in student government, house council and Mountain Outreach. After graduation, Byrum plans to secure a teaching position and complete her Master’s degree. Her ultimate career plan is to become a behavior analyst and work with autistic children.

Kappa Delta Pi is the International Honor Society in Education. Recipients of this award must demonstrate leadership skills, possess high moral and ethical standards, and exhibit the promise of becoming a professional educator of distinction.

Hollie was also inducted into the Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges. Who’s Who is open to juniors and seniors who have been selected by the faculty and staff. These students have excelled in one or more of the following areas: participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities; citizenship and service to the school and community; and potential for future achievement.

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.