• Counseling at C-N has been a very beneficial experience. I had depression sophomore year and going to counseling helped me with that. I’ve recovered and carried on as a successful student, engaged in many activities, leading a happy life. I’ve returned occasionally with various one-time concerns I needed advice about. Anything from a serious problem to a question—they’re there for you.
    David

Christian’s Story: Inspiring return to campus follows a month of determination

Campus News | May 09, 2014

Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien congratulates Christian Cummins during spring commencement.

Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien congratulates Christian Cummins during spring commencement.

(May 9, 2014)– The story of Carson-Newman senior Christian Cummins recently caught the eye of several media around the region. The English and communication studies double-major suffered a heart attack in November and underwent a heart transplant in early April at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It was her second transplant having undergone her first at the age of two weeks.

Throughout the chain of events, Cummins was determined to return to campus to take part in spring commencement. On May 9, her hopes came to fruition. 

Click on the links below to find out more of Christian’s story:

WBIR Channel 10

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Citizen Tribune

The Standard Banner

Kingsport Times News