Baird Trust awards scholarships to CU students


Fifteen Wilson County students attending Cumberland University are being awarded $30,000 in scholarships from the Baird Trust.

Recipients of this year’s academic scholarships, which come from a fund established by the late Mr. William D. Baird in memory of his wife, Alma, and his mother, Fannie, will receive financial support toward their pursuit of a nursing education at Cumberland.

The student recipients are:

From Lebanon: Krista Ferrell, Kayla Gann, Dacia Horne, Lindsey Huddleston, Deborah Jones, Connie Mullins, Kyrie Pody, Ariel Rowlett, Erin Spencer.

From Mt. Juliet: Tara Brown, Sandi Camacho, Casey Cole, Amber Green, Jeffrey Novick, Kathleen Williamson.

“I feel extremely honored to be a recipient of the Baird Trust scholarship.” said Casey Cole, a nursing student from Lebanon. “It makes me feel like the hard work I have put toward my studies is being rewarded”.

For more information about Cumberland University, its Nursing program, or its scholarship programs, contact the Admissions office at or call 615-547-1246.

Frank Bryant, Baird Advisory Board member; Kayla Gann; Ariel Rowlett; Casey Cole; Mrs. Laura Honeyman, Baird Advisory Board member; Dr. Paul Stumb, President of Cumberland University; Lindsay Huddleston; Amber Green; Jay Bradshaw, Baird ADvisory Board member; Dr. Carole Ann Bach, Dean of the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions.

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