Cumberland University


TVA Donates $1,000 to CU Science Camps

The Tennessee Valley Authority contributed $1,000 to Cumberland University’s Science Camps held recently at the school’s campus in Lebanon, Tenn. The week-long camps provided an opportunity for students in sixth and seventh grades to participate in hands-on activities designed to promote critical thinking skills and spark interest in science. The camps were held from June 7 – 11, and served students from Wilson and other Middle Tennessee counties.

Speakers included Bill Hunt, environmental program administrator for TVA’s Gallatin Fossil Plant. Hunt discussed TVA’s power generation and environmental stewardship programs. “Science education is extremely valuable for our future,” said Emily Reynolds, senior vice president of Government Relations. “We think it’s important to support the communities TVA serves.”

TVA’s donation was used to purchase supplies to upgrade some of the science experiments during the camps. Jonathon Hawkins, executive director for Development & Alumni Relations at the University said, “This gift helped provide a terrific opportunity for young girls and boys to experience science education in a fun and exciting way. We truly appreciate TVA’s partnership with Cumberland University.”

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.