Cumberland University

Eggs for Gregg: A Hunt for a Cause

Founded in 2013, Eggs for Gregg: A Hunt for a Cause is an annual fundraiser in support of a memorial scholarship in the name of Gregg Baines who died at the age of 42 after a nine-year battle with brain cancer.

Gregg was a graduate of Lebanon High School and the University of Tennessee. An active member in his church and community, he worked as an engineer at Environ International Corporation and resided with his wife and two sons in his hometown of Lebanon. After his passing, a small group of family and friends wanted to honor Gregg and his life through a scholarship at Cumberland University and worked to establish this award in his memory.

This unique scholarship is available to Cumberland University students who have themselves had cancer or whose parents or siblings have experienced this disease and whose lives have been impacted in a way that might prevent them from attending school without financial assistance.

Cumberland University is pleased to announce Peter Taylor, a nursing major from Lebanon, Tennessee, as the continuing recipient of the Gregg Baines Memorial Scholarship.

Peter is currently fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He and his wife Megan are most grateful for the Gregg Baines Memorial Scholarship award and thankful to the donors who made it possible.

On behalf of Cumberland University and the family of Gregg Baines, thank you for supporting the memorial scholarship established in Gregg’s name. With your support we have raised $28,000 to date enough to formally endow the scholarship in perpetuity at Cumberland University.  Seven students, including Peter, originally qualified for the scholarship showing a substantial need for those affected by cancer. Our goal is to offer at least two scholarships as soon as funds become available.

If you would like to support the Gregg Baines Memorial Scholarship, please visit the University's Ways to Give page here.