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Cumberland University Announces Date and Location for Seventh Annual Notes for Nurses Fundraiser

Cumberland University announced today that the seventh annual Notes for Nurses fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 2019 at the Wilson County Expo Center. The fundraiser supports Cumberland University’s Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions. The proceeds of this event will support simulation equipment to train students and the Nursing Advisory Read More

Cumberland University Kicks Off 178th Academic Year with Convocation Ceremony

Cumberland University initiated the start of the 2019-2020 academic year with the school’s 178th convocation ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 21.  An estimated 3,000 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena for the ceremony that officially kicks off the 2018-2019 academic year. Frank and Cindy Rudy were the mace bearers and led Read More

Cumberland Announces Closing of the Academy of the Arts Facility

The Arts Academy at Cumberland University has closed its doors after over 15 years of business. The building that hosted the program will be partially repurposed to accommodate growing student numbers and increased university programming. It will continue to be used for music instruction for university students.  The Arts Academy offered students and children of Read More

Courtney Vick Moves into New Role as Cumberland’s Senior Director of Annual Giving and Alumni

On July 1, Courtney Vick transitioned into the newly created position of Senior Director of Annual Giving and Alumni within the Office of Advancement at Cumberland University.  Within this role, Vick will be responsible for the overall direction and implementation of the university’s omnichannel annual giving campaigns and alumni relations program. Vick will also act Read More

The Peggy and Lawrence West Foundation Donates $100K Toward Phoenix Marching Band

The Peggy and Lawrence West Foundation donated $100,000 to the Cumberland University Phoenix Marching Band. This gift will be used toward band operations as part of the Ignite the Vision major gifts initiative, a strategic program focusing on enhancing CU students collegiate experience.  Leading this initiative is Jacqueline Cowden, daughter of Peggy and Lawrence West, Read More

Cumberland University Elects Wright Pinson to Board of Trust

Cumberland University announced today that Dr. Wright Pinson has been elected to the Board of Trust.  Dr. Pinson currently serves as Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He helped develop and organize the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, a 69 hospital affiliated system covering Tennessee and surrounding states and serves Read More

Cumberland Nursing Student Scholarship Recipients Thank Tennova Lebanon Administrators

Students from Cumberland University’s Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions met and thanked Tennova Lebanon administrators for their scholarship contributions last week. Tennova Lebanon was the 2018 Notes for Nurses Champion of Nursing Sponsor, which provided scholarships to five Cumberland University nursing students, called the Tennova Scholars. Each of the five selected students was Read More

Papers of Martin Van Buren Project Publishes 327 New Documents

The Papers of Martin Van Buren project at Cumberland University recently published 327 documents as part of Series 7, which covers the period of Van Buren’s vice presidency under Andrew Jackson from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1837. The newly published documents include correspondence related to Van Buren’s participation in the Bank War and Read More

Chairman of the Board named 2019 Recipient of the Andrew Jackson Award by the Tennessee Automotive Association

W.P. Bone III, owner of Wilson County Chevy Buick GMC and Wilson County Hyundai, was named the 2019 recipient of the Andrew Jackson Award by the Tennessee Automotive Association at the organization’s annual meeting. The Andrew Jackson Award is the highest honor a member of the association can receive. Nominations are based on a dealer’s Read More

Cumberland University’s Patrons’ Party, Hosted by Eric and Deanna Purcell, Opens Tickets for Purchase

Cumberland University’s annual Patrons’ Party will be held Saturday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eric and Deanna Purcell are hosting the event at their beautiful home located at 1900 Shenandoah Trail in Lebanon, TN. Dress for the event is “Garden Party Casual.” The Patrons’ Party is a post-Phoenix Ball celebration and is Read More