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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

Cumberland University Hosts 177th Commencement Ceremony

Cumberland University hosted its 177th Commencement, celebrating the largest graduating class in university history. The graduate degree ceremony and hooding took place on Friday, May 3 and the undergraduate degree ceremony took place on Saturday, May 4. Both ceremonies were held in the Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena on Cumberland’s campus. An estimated 3,000 guests were Read More

Rain Plan In Effect For May 4, 2019 Commencement Ceremony

RAIN PLAN –  The Rain Plan is officially in full effect for the May 4th, 2019 Commencement ceremony. Please adhere to the below plan for the ceremony. Due to the inclement weather of the past week and forecasted for tomorrow, Commencement for all undergraduate students will take place at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4th in the Dallas Read More

5 Tips For Finals Week

There are many exciting events happening at the end of the school year. Between applying for internships, preparing summer plans and finishing up school assignments, studying for finals can seem like an impossible task. Here are five tips to ensure a successful finals week: 1. Get Plenty of Sleep Late night cram sessions will not Read More

Cumberland to Celebrate Largest Graduating Class in its 177-Year History

Cumberland University announced today that it will graduate the largest class in school history in a commencement ceremony scheduled for May 4, 2019. The 2018-2019 academic year that began with the school’s largest total enrollment, will also conclude with a milestone achievement. Cumberland’s May commencement ceremony will honor 594 total graduates. “I am thrilled that Read More

Cumberland Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Science Labs

Cumberland University Office of Advancement hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony April 22 in Memorial Hall to honor Dr. Robert and Connie Bone for their gift to campus science laboratories. Dr. Bone’s gift was used to install new lab benches, which included updated fixtures, surfaces, sinks and equipment. Chemistry and anatomy-physiology labs were completely renovated. “Dr. Read More

Cumberland Student Chosen as One of Six Delegates to Represent Tennessee at the National Education Association Conference

Cumberland University announced today that Junior student, Yosadara Vicente, has been chosen as one of six students statewide as a delegate to represent the state of Tennessee at the National Education Association Conference in Houston, TX. Vicente is a junior fine arts major with an art education emphasis from Smithville, TN. She is the first Read More

Cumberland to Create First Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in Tennessee

Cumberland University announced today that it has created a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing that will be available to students beginning Fall 2019. The program is the first of its kind in Tennessee and will be housed in the School of Humanities, Education and the Arts. This addition comes from a growing interest in Read More

Faculty Spotlight: John Markert

If you were a student at Cumberland University over the past 30 years, chances are you have attended at least one of Associate Professor Dr. John Markert’s sociology courses. Dr. Markert assumed his current position at Cumberland in 1989. Throughout his career, he’s taught courses and conducted research focusing on media sociology. While he didn’t Read More

Cumberland Inducts 63 Students into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Cumberland University recently inducted 63 students into its national chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. Alpha Lambda Delta recognizes and encourages academic excellence among first-year university students. The Cumberland chapter was founded in 1988. Once inducted, these students are lifetime members and are eligible for scholarships and numerous leadership opportunities. These students will Read More