Category Archives: Blogging

Success At Your Fingertips: Cumberland Brings Student Success Online

For working adults, online education comes alive at Cumberland University. For students too busy or too far away to engage with the traditional classroom, Cumberland is making education accessible through its School of Online and Professional Studies. Offering four online programs, Cumberland is embracing technology to offer working adults convenient, accessible opportunities to advance their…

A Future-Focused Education: Experiential Learning Puts Cumberland Students Ahead of the Curve

The face of employment is changing, and so too is Cumberland University. To succeed in tomorrow’s market—and in life—students need both the critical thinking skills of a liberal arts education and the direct career knowledge that comes from experiential learning. To help students meet that challenge, Cumberland is combining unique hands-on learning experiences with cutting-edge…

Hooked in Film: An Interview with Dr. John Markert

To say that I was nervous about interviewing Cumberland University Sociology Professor Dr. John Markert about his book Hooked in Film: Substance Abuse on the Big Screen would be an understatement:  I called him eight minutes earlier than the scheduled interview time and then asked his wife if I could speak to Mr. Dr. John…

Board of Trust Profile: Bob McDonald

The CU Board of Trust recently voted to name Bob McDonald Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Dr. Edward Thackston, who has served since 2007. McDonald was elected to the Board in 2002. He is President and CEO of CedarStone Bank, an institution he helped visualize. “I am honored to have been elected by my…

Alumni Spotlight: Scott Lawrence (’08, ’11)

If you have seen a cardboard movie display or moving box, then odds are good that you have seen the work of Scott Lawrence. As an Account Manager of Corrugated Fiberboard at Georgia-Pacific, LLC’s Lebanon, Tennessee operations, Lawrence sells the corrugated raw materials that box makers convert into the ubiquitous cardboard items that surround us…

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…

Historic Lebanon

Cumberland University and Historic Lebanon have formed a partnership for the purpose of lifting up historical preservation in the city. The goal of the partnership is to be a driver for economic revitalization in Lebanon’s Public Square and its neighborhoods while preserving its historical characteristics.

Cumberland Names Suber Head Coach

Donnie Suber has been named Head Coach of the Football program. Suber takes the place of Dewayne Alexander, who announced he was leaving the program in January. Suber recently completed his fifth season in his third stint at Cumberland, Serving as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. He has worked as an assistant coach…

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…