Cumberland University

Other Awards

Award of the Phoenix

  • Honored those who contributed to the ideals and traditions of the University.  Recipients included alumni, faculty, administration, trustees, and friends who achieved distinction in service to the University, community, state, or nation. – Awarded 1966 - 2002

Cane Award

  • This award was presented to the alumnus/a having the most life experience that attended homecoming. 

2002

  • Frances Hosier (’35) – Cane Award
  • Gwendolyn L. Davis – Award of the Phoenix

2001

  • Blanche Catron (’36) – Cane Award
  • Stratton Bone (’58) – Award of the Phoenix
  • Sid Durham – Award of the Phoenix
  • Ed Labry (’85) – Award of the Phoenix

2000

  • Lavelle McDonald (’31) – Cane Award

1999

  • Tillman Cavert, Jr. (’36) – Award of the Phoenix
  • Ronald “Woody” Hunt (’78) – Award of the Phoenix
  • Richard H. Smith, III (’89) – Award of the Phoenix
  • Tom Price Thompson, Jr. – Award of the Phoenix
  • J. Roy Wauford, Jr. – Award of the Phoenix

1966 – 1998 (Award of the Phoenix Recipients in Alpha Order)

  • Tom Abernethy
  • Imogene Ahles
  • Rodney Ahles
  • George Allen
  • Robert Allen
  • George Armstrong
  • O.K. Armstrong
  • Alton B. Arnett
  • James O. Baird
  • Walter J. Baird
  • William D. Baird
  • Frank M. Baker
  • William L. Baker
  • Fred C. Barbour
  • William Kerr Bassett
  • Marshall Bertram
  • James L. Bomar
  • Margaret Talley Bone (’27) (Received in 1989)
  • Mary Gordon Bone
  • Robert C. Bone
  • Sam S. Bone
  • W.P. Bone III
  • W.P. Bone, Jr.
  • Thomas J. Broyhill
  • Joe F. Bryant
  • Patsy O’Neil Bryant
  • Hamilton Sands Burnett III
  • S. Thomas Burnett
  • G. Frank Burns
  • Joe Byrum
  • Nat Caldwell
  • Margaret Campbell
  • Dorinda Carlisle
  • Lola Carson
  • William Castleman
  • Blanche Catron
  • Jac Chambliss
  • Betty Massey Clay
  • Bob Clement
  • Frank Clement
  • Mary Carson Clement
  • Randall Clemons
  • Caroline Perry Cleveland
  • Louis Cochran
  • LeRoy Collins
  • Sam L. Cook III
  • W. M. Cotton
  • Henry Counts
  • Alfred Leland Crabb
  • Roy O. Crips
  • Johnnie Crutcher
  • Louise Davis
  • Paul Dedick
  • Don Denbo
  • Ralp Donnell
  • Mary Stahlman Douglas
  • Guilford Dudley, Jr.
  • John Duncan
  • William F. Dyer
  • Robert H. Engler
  • J. C. Eoff, Jr.
  • Herman Eskew
  • James R. Everett, Jr.
  • Joe L. Evins
  • Ray Farley
  • Patricia Martin Fitts
  • James Dallas Floyd
  • Marshall Foster
  • J. Bill Frame
  • V. W. “Bud” Francis
  • O.K. Gettle
  • Alice Bone Gilreath
  • Malcolm S. Glass
  • Herschel Gower
  • Charles Gregory
  • B.B. Gullett
  • Richard Gunn
  • Jack Hamlin
  • George Harding
  • Josephine Murphy Harris
  • W. Lee Harris
  • Thomas E. Harwood III
  • J. Samuel Hatcher
  • Kenneth J. Hawkins
  • Sarah E. Forrester Hawkins
  • E. M. Haywood
  • Julia Hereford
  • Eugene Hester
  • June Love Heydel
  • William D. Heydel
  • John J. Hooker, Sr.
  • Jack H. Howard
  • C.A. Howell IV
  • Allison B. Humphreys
  • Earl R. Hutchinson
  • Ruth Davis Hymers
  • Bowen Ingram
  • John A. Jamison (’41) (Received in 1989)
  • Ralph Jarrett
  • Erby Jenkins
  • Benton Jennings
  • Hoyal Johnson
  • Gary Kaplan
  • George King
  • Jack Knox
  • Sam Kyle
  • Sylvia Denney Lacey (’68) (Received in 1989)
  • Jim Lancaster
  • Roy Nobel Lee
  • Jim Legg
  • This Sanders Leo
  • J.B. Leftwich
  • James C. Lewis
  • Herschel Ligon
  • Virginia Lawlor Lockmiller Wilkinson
  • B.F. “Jack” Lowery
  • Charles D. Loyd
  • Andrew Nelson Lytle
  • Tex Maddox
  • Ruby Major
  • Richard Marius
  • Walter Scott Mason
  • John E. McCall
  • Robert McCarter
  • Robert D. McConnell II
  • Elizabeth Harris McDavid
  • Dr. and Mrs. Sam McFarland
  • James J. McFarland
  • Helen Smith Means
  • John Newton Means
  • Lynda J. Miller
  • Alf Milligan
  • Virginia Prewett Mizelle
  • Morris Moughnon
  • John D. Murchison
  • Latimer Murfree
  • Lynda Newton
  • Lynn Nokes
  • Charles O. O’Brien
  • Dortch Oldman
  • Prichard Evelyn Orr
  • Vance Orr
  • Ray Donald Owens
  • Etherage Parker, Jr. (Received in 1989)
  • Wright Patman
  • Bill Peeler
  • Ernest B. Pellegrin
  • Mecca Ann Perry
  • Harry Phillips 
  • Dudley Porter, Jr.
  • Edward Potter, Jr.
  • Athens Clay Pullias
  • Earl V. Pullias
  • Irby Campbell Pullias
  • Mrs. John Gray Pullias
  • John Crowe Ransom
  • W.M. Regen
  • Laban Lacy Rice
  • Knox Ridley
  • Sam Ridley
  • Mark Riggins
  • Kenneth L. Roberts
  • David Robinson
  • Fount Robinson
  • Robert T. Rochelle
  • Henry L. Rodgers
  • Russell R. Rowles
  • Jeanette C. Rudy
  • John Seigenthaler
  • Claude Slagle
  • Donna Parkhurst Sloan
  • Eugene Sloan
  • Robert W. Smartt
  • Margaret Sanders Smith
  • Rilla Etter Smith
  • Russell Smith
  • Willard H. Steele, Jr.
  • William O. Steele
  • Bettye Hatfield Stockton
  • Ernest L. Stockton
  • William J. Thorup
  • Harry Vise
  • Hugh Frazier Walker
  • Henry Hall Waller
  • Harrell E. Webb
  • Jesse Weiss
  • Thurston Wesson
  • A.C. Wharton, Jr.
  • Peggy Ford Williams
  • David K. Wilson
  • Glenn O. Wilson
  • Paul Wooten
  • Mary Ann Donnell Wyatt