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Cumberland University Phoenix Ball Grosses Over $300,000 for Student Scholarships, Draws Record Number of Supporters

Cumberland University’s 36th Annual Phoenix Ball broke all previous records with a gross amount of over $300,000 raised and nearly 500 supporters attending the event in the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena. The annual fundraising ball, themed “Moonlight and Magnolias” held on Saturday, June 1, was filled with dining, dancing, and silent and live auctions to Read More

Papers of Martin Van Buren Project Hires Six Student Interns

The Cumberland University Papers of Martin Van Buren Project has hired six paid summer interns, thanks to a grant from the Watson-Brown Foundation. The six students, two graduate and four undergraduate, represent four universities. The interns will be working on a variety of tasks over the summer months, including research on Van Buren’s time as Read More

Cumberland Presents Jim and Janet Ayers with Phoenix Award

Cumberland University awarded Jim and Janet Ayers with the Phoenix Award during the university’s annual Phoenix Ball on Saturday, June 1st. The Phoenix Award recognizes community members throughout the state of Tennessee that display a dedication to higher education. The Ayers are recognized for both their business success and philanthropic spirit throughout the state. Jim Read More

Cumberland Commends Master Portrait Painter Igor Babailov with Honorary Doctorate Degree

Cumberland University awarded Master Portrait Painter Igor Babailov with an honorary doctorate degree during the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Babailov has created portraits of three Presidents, two Prime Ministers, members of the noble families and British Royalty, and three Popes for the Vatican. He has painted over 2,000 commissioned portraits, grand scale multi-figurative paintings and other Read More

Cumberland’s Campus Gateway Entrance and McClain Circle Project Expected to Complete in Fall 2019

Cumberland University announced today that construction of the new campus gateway entrance and McClain Circle is expected to complete in Fall 2019. The project, which officially began construction in May 2019, stems from a recent gift from Mrs. Carrie “McClain” Hatfield. In 1892, a portion of the McClain family’s farmland, which spanned 55 acres, became Read More

Cumberland University Papers of Martin Van Buren Project Receives $143,888 Grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Cumberland University announced today that it received a grant for $143,888 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Papers of Martin Van Buren (PMVB) project. The funds will continue to support the creation of a digital edition of the Van Buren papers, which will make accessible approximately 13,000 documents belonging to Read More

Cumberland Hosts Nashville Symphony for the 30th Year

Cumberland University will host the Nashville Symphony Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. on Memorial Hall lawn for its annual summer concert. This year’s performance marks the 30th year that the Nashville Symphony has performed on the Cumberland campus. All are invited to attend, and admission to the concert is free. The Grammy Award-winning orchestra Read More

Cumberland Announces Spring 2019 Dean’s List

Cumberland University congratulates the following 392 students for their outstanding accomplishment and inclusion on the 2019 Spring Dean’s List. This honor is reserved for students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher on all classes attempted and is compiled at the conclusion of each academic semester. The full dean’s list is available here. Read More

Cumberland Receives Gift from the Bert Coble Singers

Cumberland University announced today that it received a generous gift from the proceeds of this year’s Bert Coble Singers Christmas Dinner Shows. The annual Christmas Dinner Shows benefit Wilson County charities and institutions, including Empower Me Center, Wilson County Community Help Center and Cumberland University. Patrons of the annual Christmas Dinner shows dedicate the proceeds Read More

Cumberland University Presented Lawrence and Peggy West with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Community Award

Cumberland University announced Lawrence and Peggy West as the 2019 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Community Award recipients during its Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. The award recognizes Cumberland University community members who exemplify a generous spirit, an outstanding commitment to service and excellent character. The award was established in 1925 to honor the memory of Read More