Cumberland University


Cumberland Nursing Alumnus Honored


The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions recently named David Wilkerson (Class of 1995) from Westmoreland, Tennessee as the recipient of the 2014-15 Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice. This prestigious award recognizes nursing alumni who are outstanding in their field. David serves as the Surgical Services System Director for HighPoint Health System, which operates Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin as well as hospitals in Carthage, Hartsville, and Livingston. 

He was nominated by one of his former professors who said that he "truly exemplifies the essence of the Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice. He has compassion, integrity, professionalism, and positive leadership skills that are worthy of acknowledgment." 

David is the third recipient of this award. Past honorees include Dr. Timothy Tobitt (Class of 2004) of Smithville and Susan Anderson (Class of 1997) of Gallatin.