CAROLINE HAYNES

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Alumni Relations Coordinator
CAHaynes@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1362
Catron Alumni House
Staff
Office of Advancement
B.S.S.G., Middle Tennessee University

KATELYN WOLFE

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Director of Annual Giving
kwolfe@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1332
Catron Alumni House
Staff
Office of Advancement
B.A., Cumberland University
M.B.A., Cumberland University

COURTNEY WHEELER

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Vice President of Advancement
cwheeler@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1239
Catron Alumni House
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Office of Advancement
B.A., Texas State University San Marcus
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law

Courtney spent the past 20 years working at various stages of government, nonprofit, and electoral campaigns.  Courtney began her career managing two successful state house races in East Tennessee in 2002. In 2003, she was named the Tennessee field director for a national presidential campaign traveling all over the country during the primary campaign. She then moved to Florida to build and run the political and field program for the Jim Davis for Governor campaign. In 2007, she moved back to TN to help Karl Dean run a successful race for mayor of Nashville.  After law school, she joined President Barack Obama’s 2012 successful reelection campaign as the National Voter Protection Director. She moved back to TN to join Mayor Dean’s administration as the Director of the Office of Neighborhoods. In 2015, Courtney worked for the non-profit education organization, Project Renaissance, as the Director of Community Engagement before she became the Campaign Manager for Karl Dean’s race for Governor.  In her roles Courtney has been managed and/or worked hands on in every facet of a campaign including fundraising, communications, digital, organizing, engaging, research, and platform development.

Courtney is an avid runner, yogi, and dog mom to Rigby. She enjoys reading as much as time permits.  She has hiked all over the world including the rain forests in Fiji, waterfalls in Hawaii, and near her home in the great Smoky Mountains.

DANNIELLE SCOTT

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Advancement Coordinator
dscott@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1269
Catron Alumni House
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Office of Advancement

Mrs. Scott joined Cumberland University December 2020. 

Prior to joining the university, she worked at Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency as a Nutrition and Payment Specialist. 

She is married to her high school sweetheart Thomas Scott and together they have two children, Calie and Katelyn. And one dog, Jack.

 

RONALD (WOODY) HUNT

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Assistant Athletic Director, Development Officer for Advancement, and Athletic Facilities Manager
whunt@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1366
CU Baseball Field
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Athletic Department (Additional Duties), Office of Advancement
B.S., Belmont Univeristy
M.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Cumberland University’s Woody Hunt begins his 39th season as head coach and 41st year with the program in 2020. The Phoenix have won three NAIA national championships (2004, 2010, 2014) as well as two runner-up finishes (1995, 2006) during his tenure at CU. He has amassed a 1|599-739-5 overall record heading into the 2020 campaign, including 1|538-713-5 as a four-year institution.

The Phoenix have appeared in 12 NAIA World Series, including six in 11 seasons from 2004-14. Cumberland has won 20 regular season conference championships during Hunt’s tenure, including 10 in the Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Conference (TCAC), six in the Mid-South Conference (MSC) and four in the TranSouth Athletic Conference (TSAC). CU has four district championships, 12 NAIA regional titles and has played in five super regionals as well.

The program has posted 24 seasons with 40 or more victories, including 20 of the last 27 years, while registering 50 or more wins eight times, all since 1997. The 2004 squad set the school-record for victories with 59, followed closely behind by the 2010 club with a 58-9 mark.

The Phoenix have produced 69 NAIA All-Americans, including 2010 National Player of the Year Matt Greener and Steve Green, the only three-time All-American in program history. Eighty of Hunt’s former players have signed professional contracts.

The Phoenix posted a 519-216 record (.706) from 2004-14 with six NAIA World Series appearances, one runner-up finish and three national titles.

Hunt has also achieved individual success in the awards category, claiming 17 Coach of the Year honors, including the 2006 and 2010 Rawlings National Coach of the Year awards. He is a seven-time Southeast Region Coach of the Year and has also been a finalist for the National Coach of the Year Award four times.

Perhaps his greatest achievement lies in the facilities in which his team plays, practices and dresses. Cumberland has one of the finest baseball facilities in the nation, second to none in the NAIA, with Ernest L. Stockton Field and its 500 chairback seats and state-of-the-art press box. The Benton Jennings Indoor Hitting Complex provides year-round access to the Phoenix hitters and pitchers for workouts in inclement weather, and the Jeanette C. Rudy Clubhouse has 40 individual lockers as well as a lounge with a big-screen television, coaches offices, dressing areas and trophy cases.

 

VIRGINIA (JENNY) BENNETT

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Director of Major GIfts
jbennett@cumberland.edu
(615) 547-1241
Catron Alumni House
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Office of Advancement
B.A., Cumberland University
B.B.A., Cumberland University
M.B.A., Cumberland University

Jenny Bennett is a proud Cumberland alum, receiving both her BA and MBA at CU. Jenny serves the Advancement Office as the Director of Major Gifts.  Jenny provides strategic leadership for the Advancement Office and is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding key prospects for the university’s philanthropic priorities. She collaborates closely with the Advancement team and University Administration to develop donor-centered fundraising strategies that will help advance Cumberland’s priorities and mission.

Jenny is married with two children, Will and Laurel. They both love Cumberland and plan to attend one day just like their mom!