Category Archives: Blogging

New Trustees

Cumberland University’s Board of Trust has elected four new board members. With backgrounds in fields ranging from business, law, and technology to healthcare and energy, the new members which include Mrs. Cathy Gracey, Ms. Camellia Petty, The Honorable John D. Wootten, Jr., and Dr. Charles G. Groat, reflect Cumberland’s expanding vision of a 21st-century education.

Alumni Message – Spring 2012

As I sit down to write this letter to my fellow alumni, I am amazed at what Cumberland University has achieved over the past year.  It truly is a great time to be a Cumberland student…and graduate.  Soon, we will be celebrating the 170th Commencement of our institution and congratulating the Class of 2012.  This…

Alumni Spotlight – Stephonia Summers (’96)

Stephonia Summers, Manager, Administration, at Spectra Energy is celebrating her 37th anniversary with the company this month.  Looking out of her office’s beautiful view of Nashville, she reflects on why she chose Cumberland University, her experience here and how it helped her rise through the ranks of this Fortune 500 natural gas company. What made…

Securing the Future with Planned Giving

Beulah Garrett fell in love with Lebanon when she moved here from California in 1990.  She had a difficult childhood, living with her grandparents since she was eight years old.  Despite their meager means, Garrett’s grandparents instilled the value of an education in her. She was determined to put herself through high school and college. …

CU Around the World – Rebekah Hope Mason

“You determine your actions, never are they owned by another man.” This is what the majority speaks. However, in truth, there are locations around the globe where children are forced into a present-day form of slavery and their words have been stolen, lost. Whether their actions are owned by others is something only you yourself…

New Dean

Eric Cummings, Ph.D., M.Ed., and Assistant Professor of Education, has been named Dean of the School of Education and Public Service at Cumberland University after serving as Associate Dean. Cummings, who will be the second dean of the school, will follow Dr. Charles Collier, who is stepping down to lead the MAE graduate program “He…

Mrs. Jeanette C. Rudy Passes Away

Students, faculty, and staff mourned the loss of Jeanette C. Rudy, a benefactor who was the catalyst behind the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing. She was 83.  Through her love of education and her tremendous passion for the field of nursing, Mrs. Rudy changed the course of Cumberland University forever and made a lasting…

CU Around the World – Keeley Locke (’10)

 I decided to go to Africa to volunteer shortly after graduating from CU in May 2010. I had decided to take a gap year before graduate school to determine what I wanted to do next with my life. Africa seemed to be the perfect place to strip away the extraneous and find “the” path. So,…

Cumberland Announces Landmark Gift for New Cafe

Officials at Cumberland University are pleased to announce a contribution of $500 thousand to support the construction of a new Café on campus.  To learn more about the Cafe and this generous gift, please click here.

Read About CU’s Record Spring Enrollment

Enrollment at Cumberland University has reached 967, making it the largest spring full-time undergraduate enrollment on record for the private university.  That figure breaks the record for spring enrollment and follows a record-breaking enrollment for fall 2010. Visit The Wilson Post for more information.