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Cumberland University Nursing fundraiser is success, Anderson receives honor


Cumberland University’s Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions held the first Notes for Nurses event on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Lebanon municipal airport. The event drew 400 people and raised $50,000 in support of simulation equipment and scholarships.

Mrs. Beth McCall, chairperson of Notes for Nurses, said the event was a tremendous success and she is grateful for the overwhelming support from the Lebanon community and nursing alumni of Cumberland.

“We want to thank the community for the outstanding support we received for this first-time event. Funds will support new high-tech simulation equipment for the School of Nursing and Health Professions and will provide deserving need-based students with scholarship support,” said Beth McCall, RN, BSN. 

The event included an auction, dinner, and live entertainment by Paul Overstreet, Summer Overstreet, Even Stevens, Mike Loudermilk, and Buddy Brock. Also included in the evening’s program was honoring CU nursing alumni.

Susan Anderson ('97)

The second annual Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice was awarded to Susan Anderson. A 1997 graduate of Cumberland, Susan went on to earn her Masters in Science of Nursing (MSN) from Western Kentucky University. She now owns, operates, and practices within her own clinic in Gallatin, Tenn. She is very active in her community, supports multiple organizations including the public school system. Susan also constantly instructs a number of graduate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students.

“Susan Anderson represented the true spirit of Cumberland, its nursing program, and we are extremely proud of her,” said Dr. Carole Ann Bach, dean of the school of nursing and health professions, who presented Anderson her award.  

Notes for Nurses was sponsored by D.T. McCall & Sons, Serenity Dental.

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