Category Archives: Accomplishments

CU Becomes Provisional Member of G-MAC

Cumberland University was granted provisional membership in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) after a vote of league presidents, paving the way for the University to apply to the NCAA for admittance into Division II in February 2014.

Grant-Funded Externship Bolsters Geriatric Healthcare Education

The University recently won a $15,000 grant from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc., to develop and implement a geriatric healthcare course. Additional support came from the National HealthCare Corporation’s Foundation for Geriatric Education. The course is a new elective clinical practicum designed to provide geriatric educational and clinical experiences with healthcare…

McKee Named Vice President

Cumberland University has named Dr. C. William “Bill” McKee as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs. McKee most recently served as Professor of Education and Public Service Management. He is a published author and has engaged in a variety of research projects including a biographical study of United States Supreme Court Justice Horace Harman Lurton (a Cumberland University graduate); Rear Admiral Fran McKee…

Walker Named Dean of Students

CU has named Stephanie Walker as Dean of Students. Walker is a graduate of Cumberland and has demonstrated exemplary service to the University in many ways. Her early years were in student services, and she has, over several years, progressively broadened her experience and understanding of higher education as an industry and her depth of…

Freeman Awarded SID of the Year

The TranSouth Athletic Conference sports information directors have named Cumberland University SID Jo Jo Freeman as the 2012 TranSouth Sports Information Director of the Year. The conference instituted the award in 2006 to recognize the efforts of sports information directors in promoting the teams of the TranSouth.

New CST Program

The Labry School of Science, Technology, and Business has introduced a new degree program in Computational Science and Technology (CST). The new program will debut this fall, targeting students who desire a more computer-intensive learning experience and want to solve complex computer challenges. For more information click here.

NBJ Honors Eaton As 2013 Impact Award Winner

The Nashville Business Journal has named Dr. Harvill C. Eaton a recipient of the 2013 Wilson County Impact Awards. The awards honor leaders who are making a significant impact on the economies and communities of Middle Tennessee.

Learning to Serve: Cumberland’s Service Learning Trips Bring Students and the Community Together

On an overcast day in November 2012, more than 200 Cumberland students lent their hands—and their hearts—to organizations in the Greater Nashville area. Packing food, renovating offices, and removing trash, the freshmen students learned firsthand what it means to serve one’s community. The students were participants in the latest of Cumberland’s Service Learning Trips. Formative…

Come Here to Get There: Student Success Begins at Cumberland

Life is a series of destinations, and for every destination, there is a journey. For students striving to succeed in 21st-century careers, that journey begins at Cumberland University. Combining vibrant liberal arts programs with innovative career preparation experiences, Cumberland offers its students a pathway to lifelong success. Whatever students’ destinations in life may be, they…

Jonathon Hawkins Receives Prestigious Fundraising Certificate

Jonathon Hawkins, Cumberland’s Executive Director of Development & Alumni Relations, was recently awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. The CFRE is the only professional certification available to fundraising professionals and is a standard that is recognized around the world. He is one of only 5,400 motivated professionals who have achieved this goal that…