Category Archives: Cumberland University

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…

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…

Education Reunion

Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of Cumberland University’s Education Department. To celebrate, the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts is planning a reunion for all Education graduates on May 2014 Commencement Day. Please come enjoy refreshments and mingle with faculty, meet with newly-graduated Education students, and reconnect with old classmates. If you…

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.

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…