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Cumberland Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Cumberland University announced today that it will hold its annual Commencement Ceremonies on May 7 and May 8, 2021. The Master’s Hooding and Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. on the Memorial Hall Lawn on Cumberland’s campus. The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 8 at Read More

Cumberland University’s Giving Week Raises Over $34K

Cumberland University announced today that its inaugural Giving Week raised over $34,000 and exceeded its initial goal of 179 donors in honor of 179 years of Cumberland.  The campaign, which ran from Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9, received gifts from 213 donors. Gifts will be allocated to various university areas as designated by Read More

Cumberland University Unveils New Mural in Lebanon

Cumberland University in partnership with the Cumberland University Community Arts Council (CUCAC) announces the unveiling of a new mural in Lebanon.  This mural was generously funded by a donation from Hal Bone, Cumberland Alum Class of 1998 and President and Owner of Bone & Associates. Mural artist Karlie Odum Cunha graduated from Cumberland with a Read More

Cumberland Announces Annual Phoenix Ball to be Held August 7, 2021

Cumberland University announced today that the 2021 Phoenix Ball will be held on August 7, 2021. This annual event has traditionally been held on the first Saturday in June, but has been rescheduled to August in hopes that attendees who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations will have the opportunity to do so before this year’s Read More

Cumberland Announces Annual Giving Week

Cumberland University announced today that its annual Giving Week, a university-wide celebration of philanthropy, will take place Monday, April 5 through Friday, April 9.  With Cumberland’s continued increase in student enrollment over the last six years, it is necessary to expand and transform the campus to meet the needs of students.  “Giving Week is an Read More

Cumberland University Commemorates Holocaust Victims in Second Annual Remembrance Ceremony

Cumberland University will host its second annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony on April 7 at 2 p.m in Baird Chapel. The ceremony is in commemoration of the national Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust and will feature guest speaker Mr. Jack May of May Hosiery Mill in Nashville, Tenn.  The event will honor Read More

Cumberland University Announces Completion of Portrait Preservation Project

The Cumberland University Office of Advancement announced the completion of the Cumberland Portrait Preservation Project, totaling 11 renovated portraits. As of February 2021, 11 portraits, each over 100 years old,  have been cleaned, restored and preserved. The portraits of Robert Caruthers, Andrew B. Martin and Nathan Green, Jr. have been restored over the past 18 Read More

Leading for Change

Shaquillra Taylor and Shae Dunn discuss their experiences as young, Black female leaders on CU’s campus as president of Afro and founder of the Black Student Union. Shaquillra Taylor Psychology Major ‘22 Intern with The Art of Life Leland, M.S. & LaVergne, T.N. For those who might be unfamiliar, what is Afro? Afro is a Read More

Cumberland University Celebrates Black History Month

Cumberland University celebrated Black History Month with virtual and on-campus events led by student organizations and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion during the month of February.  Black History Month was originally established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson as a week-long celebration to raise awareness for the accomplishments and history of Black Americans in the Read More

Cumberland University Alumni Association to Offer Corporate Sponsorships

Cumberland University announced today that the CU Alumni Association is now offering corporate sponsorship opportunities. These sponsorships will offer market exposure to local and regional businesses and organizations while directly benefiting the students of CU.  The Corporate Sponsorship Program is designed to give companies the exclusive opportunity to help support CU while directly impacting the Read More