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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jonathon “Casey” McGee

In honor of  National Athletic Training Month, we are spotlighting alum, Dr. Jonathon “Casey” McGee, who graduated from Cumberland in 2001 with his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. Currently, he serves as the vice president and co-owner of Urban Physical Therapy, Inc. in Lebanon, TN where he is Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Shelia Crockett

Shelia Crokett graduated from Cumberland in 1997 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She currently serves as CU’s Assistant Athletic Director.  What were you involved in at CU? Women’s Basketball, Baptist Student Union, FCA, Athletic Training  How has Cumberland impacted you?  Cumberland allowed me to learn in a small school environment.  That was Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Donzaleigh Powell

Donzaleigh graduated from CU in 2002 with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in Management and 2017 with her Master’s of Public Service Management.  She is a CEO of her company D-ConneX, LLC. She successfully runs multiple companies including a consulting firm and photography business and is also a surety bonding broker.  What Read More

Cumberland’s 2020 Recap

This year was full of challenges. From natural disasters to a global pandemic, our Cumberland family came together to rise above the challenges. While many of us are excited to see 2020 come to an end, it is important to reflect on the good things this year has brought.  Here’s a look back on the Read More

Phoenix Feature: Sugeidy Sanchez

Grade: Senior Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN Major/Minor: Biochemistry What has your experience at CU been like?  My experience at Cumberland has been amazing. The staff and professors are very much like family. Because the class sizes are small, I’ve had the opportunity to make many friends and get to know my professors better. I know that Read More

CU’s Student Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us! With everything that 2020 has brought with it, this season of giving and celebration means that much more. Especially for college students! If you’re shopping for a student this year, take a look at the list below to find some helpful gift ideas that will make your student grin Read More

Sweet Home Away from Home

CU’s West Spring Street neighbors, Cal and Danielle Sims purchased Danielle’s dream home, the peach house across the street from the baseball field, in March 2016. They have been welcoming Cumberland University students into their home since 2018. In 2018, Cumberland alum and Pastor Darrin Reynolds of Immanuel Baptist Church mentioned to the Sims the Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Moises Feliz

Moises graduated from CU in 2005 with his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with minors in Management and Marketing and in 2007 with his Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and Human Relations. Moises is an Associate Vice President and Office Manager at Wilson Bank & Trust.  What were you involved in at CU?  Baseball Read More

Phoenix Feature: Annie Cater

Major: Business Administration ’20 Hometown: Davidson County What got you interested in photography? My dad started taking photos of my older brother while he played basketball and I became fascinated by it. So, he showed me the beginnings and it just kind of blossomed from there. I grew on what I learned from him from Read More

A Letter from the President: CU’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CU Family, In June, I wrote to you in response to the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd and the demonstrations that followed across the nation. Today, we as a nation are facing similar societal turbulence as we grieve the life of Breonna Taylor and the belief of many of us that justice has Read More