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PA Talk: The Game Day Experience from the Band in the Stands

The Game Day Experience from the Band in the Stands By: Joesph Grah Hi CU! My name’s Joseph and I’m one of the dots on the field for the halftime show, aka a Phoenix Band member. I wanted to give a rundown of it’s like to be a band member at a football game, and Read More

Student Spotlight: Lane Howell

Sometimes, life can lead you on an unexpected path to success. This is especially true for senior Lane Howell, who will graduate in the fall with a degree in Business Administration. CU wasn’t his first choice when deciding where to spend his college career. At first, he wanted to attend a large university, but quickly Read More

FAFSA Tips and Tricks

It’s that time of year again! That’s right; it’s FAFSA season. Some will dread it and some will avoid it, but as a current or soon-to-be college student, it’s one of the most important things to check off on your to-do list. The FAFSA, Federal Application for Federal Student Aid, is used to determine if Read More

PA Talk: How I Chose my Major

How I Chose my Major By: Holland Mooney Coming into college, I was unsure about what exactly I wanted to do as a profession, so as an incoming freshman my major was undeclared.  I have always had an interest in doing something in the medical field, but I kept going back and forth between wanting Read More

PA Talk: Tips for Commuters

10 Pro Tips for Commuters at Cumberland University By: Raven Smith Since starting at Cumberland University in 2017, I have always been a commuter. Now that our student body as grown exponentially, especially in the category of commuters, I have a few pro-tips to share with my fellow commuters.  First things first: BE FIRST. The Read More

PA Talk: First-Generation College Students

Advice for First-Generation Students By: Jessica Ramirez Hello people! My name is Jessica Ramirez and I am the first one in my family to go to college. It’s a pretty big accomplishment of mine, but it can be very tricky going into something that you don’t have much knowledge on.  So, here are a few Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Haley Austin

When opportunity knocks, CU alumni are holding the door wide open. Shortly after graduating with her MBA, CU alumna Haley Austin (BS, Criminal Justice) found herself in conversation with alumni board member Troy Simpson at an alumni event this past spring. Simpson serves as the Senior Director of HR Shared Services at Dollar General Corporate Read More

Student Spotlight: Michael Gallione

This spring, Senior Michael Gallione accepted a human resources internship with LKQ headquarters in Antioch, Tennessee where he worked within the leave of absence department. Gallione worked with handling employee documents regarding medical, disability, military and personal leave, and also spent time learning how to perform benefit audits.  “It has been an incredible opportunity to Read More

PA Talk: Looking Back on my College Experience

Looking Back on my College Experience By: Alexandria Dixon   This year, I will have been at Cumberland University for four and a half years and will complete my undergraduate degree! This is so crazy to me because I can remember just how it felt walking into my first Foundations of Scholarship and Learning (FSL) Read More

PA Talk: Orientation

Orientation By: Hope Titchbourne This was my third year of orientation and my second year helping as a President’s Ambassador. Orientation has become something that is extremely special to me. My freshman year, I hate to admit this, but I did everything I could to not engage. A part of me felt that I was Read More