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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

Cumberland University Board of Trust Member Appointed to Board of Judicial Conduct

Cumberland University announced today that Trustee William C. Koch, Jr. has been appointed to the Board of Judicial Conduct.  The Board of Judicial Conduct was created by the legislature to investigate, and when warranted, act on complaints against judges. Members are appointed by multiple appointing authorities, including the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House Read More

Family Donates Nursing Cape and Hat to Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions

Cumberland University Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions announced that the family of Esther Arrington has donated a shadow box of her nursing cape and cap to the school. Arrington was a World War II cadet nurse, who received her diploma in nursing from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, before becoming a registered Read More

2019 Cumberland University Alumni Association Board of Directors Announced

Cumberland University announced the 2019 CU Alumni Association Board of Directors today. Elections were held in April by the CUAA, and the new Board of Directors assumed their roles in June. The CUAA elected A.C. Agee Jodway as President. Jodway graduated in 2013 from Cumberland with bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and English and has Read More

Cumberland University Board of Trust Elects Four New Trustees

Cumberland University announced today that four new trustees have been elected to the Board of Trust. Laura Daily, Michael Moscardelli, Rob E. Porter and Dr. Ed Powell were elected during the Board of Trust Spring Meeting on Wednesday, June 19. President Paul Stumb is pleased to have these accomplished individuals join the Board of Trust. Read More

Cumberland Board of Trust Member Named Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Vanderbilt University

Cumberland University Trustee Dr. André L. Churchwell was named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity & inclusion and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University on June 14. As vice chancellor, Churchwell will partner closely with the Vanderbilt University chancellor and the other 10 vice chancellors to advance and support best practices. In 2015, Churchwell was Read More

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