Phoenix Family.

Welcome, Phoenix Family

There are many great ways to stay connected to Cumberland University after graduation. You can be involved, no matter where you live. Each year, committed alumni around the world generously donate their time, talent and financial resources to advance the vision of Cumberland University. Alumni involvement on every level impacts CU. Thank you in advance for getting involved and staying connected to your alma mater!

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Book Club

Join the CU Alumni Association Book Club to read interesting books that correlate with upcoming campus events.

Ways to Give

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Senior Gift

As a member of the graduating class, your support for the Senior Class Gift campaign will show your Phoenix Spirit. Unite with your classmates to support scholarships and advancements for freshmen following in your footsteps. For additional assistance, please contact Alumni Relations (615) 547-1332.

Give Your Senior Gift

1842 Society

The 1842 Society is a giving opportunity for alumni to support the university through donations using the combination of 1842. Whether $18.42 or $1,842, these gifts support the university through infrastructure advancements, student assistance, and programming.

Join the Society
Rise Together

Rise Together Annual Campaign

The Annual Giving Fund for Cumberland University supports every student, faculty member and program on campus. Learn how we can ‘Rise Together’ and fulfill our mission to provide a quality, affordable education to students from all backgrounds, including those who cannot afford the full cost of our tuition.

Support the Annual Campaign

Build Community

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Share Your Story

We want to use your stories of accomplishment to inspire the CU family.

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Nomination for Alumni Awards

Every year at Commencement, we recognize exemplary alumni who impact CU and the community.

Submit Your Nominations

Become a Mentor

CU Mentor Program fosters meaningful relationships between alumni, the community and current students. To learn more about the program expectation and guidelines click here.

Become a Mentor

Alumni Spotlight

Like many students, Alice Dorothy Sullivan had no idea what she wanted to do with her life when she graduated from college. Alice graduated from Cumberland in 2001 and while attending CU, she received soccer and tennis scholarships as well as the prestigious Laura Cooke Scholarship. She was the 2001 recipient of the Lindsey Donnell Award, presented annually to a student who excels in both academics and athletics.

Alumni Spotlight

Tucker Vaught graduated from Cumberland University in May 2019. Tucker has the distinction of being a Jim and Martha Bradshaw Scholar and a Dr. Thomas Richard Puryear, M.D. Scholar. He works in the Neuromedical/Neurosurgical ICU at Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, TN, as a Registered Nurse. He is currently studying for specific nursing certifications for graduate school.

Alumni Spotlight

Stockton Scholar Austin Watkins received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cumberland in 2017. During his time in graduate school in 2018, he founded the nonprofit, Dream Bigger Than Your Situation Foundation, to award college scholarships and establish mentorships with disadvantaged students. Originally from Decatur, Alabama, Austin lives in Antioch and works as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Generations Mental Health Center.

Alumni Spotlight

Ebony Lampkin, a Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholar, graduated from Cumberland University in 2018 with her BSN and is currently enrolled in the graduate program for Nursing Leadership. She earned her MSN from CU in August 2020. Ebony works for Fresenius Medical Care in Lebanon as a dialysis nurse.

Alumni Spotlight

Micah Barrett, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cumberland University in May of 2020 with her bachelor’s degree in Business Management. While at Cumberland, Micah was actively involved in athletics and student life. During her Freshman and Sophomore years, she played on the Cumberland volleyball team, worked as a Presidential Ambassador during her Senior year, and was part of Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa.

She plans to practice law in Nashville after graduation from Belmont School of Law.

Stay Informed

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Update Your Information

Keep your profile updated to ensure you stay informed about alumni events, resources and CU news.

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Career Resources

Alumni have access to Career Services. If you need help with finding an intern or new employee, or you’re looking for a new job we want to help.

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Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

The Phoenix Rising is a biannual magazine for alumni and friends of the university to keep you in the know about what is going on at CU.

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Stay Connected

Alumni Events

There are always things happening in the Phoenix Family, from Party on the Patio to tailgates at the big game, you will have fun networking and connecting with your fellow Phoenixes.

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Alumni-Owned Businesses

Are you a CU Alum who is also a business owner? We want to know about your business!

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Social Media

Follow us on:

Facebook: @CUalumni

Instagram: @cumberlanduniversityalumni

Twitter: @CUalumni

LinkedIn: Cumberland University Alumni Association (Group)

About us

Meet the Board

The Alumni Association Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Cumberland University Alumni Association and has oversight of the executive, financial, and administrative affairs of the Association.

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Benefits of Membership

Active membership in the CU Alumni Association allows a small contribution to go a long way and enables you to contribute to practically every part of Cumberland University.

Become a Member

Benefits of Corporate Membership

The Alumni Association offers a unique Corporate Membership program to give companies the exclusive opportunity to help support Cumberland University.

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Know a future Phoenix?

CU Admissions needs your help connecting with high school juniors and seniors. Help us stay in touch with the next members of the Phoenix Family!

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