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Trousdale County High School valedictorian and salutatorian head to Cumberland University


Two of Trousdale County High School’s top students will be familiar faces around campus this fall. Both the valedictorian and salutatorian have decided to attend Cumberland University.


Ashley Cornwell and Alivia Garcia the valedictorian and salutatorian are excited about beginning their college careers at Cumberland.

“I am thrilled to be attending Cumberland.” said Cornwell. “The campus atmosphere is exactly what I was looking for in my college search process.”

Ashley will study either business or education while Alivia plans to major in athletic training.

“While searching for the right athletic training program for me it became clear that Cumberland was the best choice.” said Garcia. “Cumberland’s AT program has an outstanding reputation and I feel the Faculty truly want to help me succeed.”

Both Cornwell and Garcia were engaged students in high school being involved in various extracurricular activities while maintaining superior GPA’s.  

“Cumberland continues to attract some of Tennessee’s brightest and gifted students,” said Dr. Bill McKee, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Once a high school graduate sees all that is possible here the choice to attend Cumberland is really very easy.”

We help students build a foundation for success through innovative academic programs, career preparation, and campus experiences. Through our CU Connect program, we help students to discover their academic interests, explore career possibilities, and engage with learning resources through ongoing lecture presentations, job shadowing experiences, and community service opportunities. At Cumberland University you can Learn What’s Possible.



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