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Alumni Spotlight: Ebony Lampkin

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 will earn her MSN from CU in August 2020. Ebony works for Fresenius Medical Care in Lebanon as a dialysis nurse.  It is apparent from her demeanor Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner, an Ina G. Welborn Scholar, graduated from Cumberland in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.  She currently works at Tristar Summit Medical Center as a Registered Nurse on the medical surgical/oncology floor.  Jennifer went into nursing because she enjoys helping others and wanted to assist people during some of the hardest Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Sara Kerbow

Sara Kerbow graduated from Cumberland in 2015 and is currently enrolled in CU’s online program, MSN for Nursing Education. Sara works for an Outpatient Cancer Care Clinic in Kingsland, GA, through Southeast Georgia Health Systems. She is the Radiation Oncology nurse for Camden County/St. Mary’s office location. It is evident when you speak to Sara Read More

Ask CU: COVID-19’s Effect on the 2020 Election with Dr. Mark Cheathem

What will be some of the overall implications that COVID-19 will have on the election? It would be surprising if either major party has a traditional nominating convention. It also seems pretty clear that unless the pandemic lessens by the fall, it will be one of the major election issues voters will consider. Donald Trump’s Read More

Phoenix Feature: Shelby Lahammer

Senior Shelby Lahammer has known what she wanted to do since she was a little girl. Her life long dream was to follow in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps as psychologists for Indian Health Service.  “As members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, my family has dedicated most of their lives to Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Shawn O’Conner

Shawn O’Conner (‘08) knows a thing or two about change. Graduating college in the midst of a recession made him very ken to it. O’Conner studied business administration while at CU and had hoped to jump right into the field after walking across the stage that May, but the economy had other plans. “Instead of Read More

Words of Wisdom for our 2020 Graduates

From the March 3rd tornados that ripped through our community, to the global pandemic that halted normal life and sent CU completely online, our seniors have not quite had the final semester they were expecting. So with that in mind, we asked on our social media platforms for advice to share with our graduating seniors Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Darian Brown

Darian Brown (’07) always knew that he wanted to be a teacher. He came from a home with a guidance counselor for a father and a fourth-grade teacher for a mother; education was in his roots. He followed his dreams and became a teacher. Ten years later, he felt the push to further his career. Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Charlene Notgrass

Charlene Notgrass, a 1973 Cumberland College alum, grew up in Ashland City, TN.  She and her family created Notgrass History, a homeschooling curriculum company.   Charlene oversees curriculum development and is a lead author at Notgrass History.     Charlene is a descendant of Timothy Demonbreun, who was known as an adventurer and the “first citizen” of Nashville Read More

Phoenix Feature: Olivia Schmidt

Senior Olivia Schmidt has a strong passion for athletic training. She’s known since high school that her dream would be to one day return to her alma mater and take on the same role that once cared for her as a student-athlete, and she had the plan to make it happen.  “When I graduated from Read More