• 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

Bush Brothers chairman speaks to Carson-Newman University graduates

Campus News | December 10, 2014

 

 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony                          Graduate Commencement Ceremony

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(Dec. 12, 2014) – Carson-Newman University held its Undergraduate Winter Commencement Ceremony on Friday morning, Dec. 12.

During the service, the University graduated some 60 students before family and friends in Holt Fieldhouse. James Ethier, chairman of the board for Bush Brothers & Company, delivered the commencement address.

Ethier said his family’s enterprise is rooted in integrity, responsibility, trust and commitment. Ethier said it easy to answer questions about the key to being one of America’s most successful food companies for more than a century: “Because we have been willing to change what we do, but not who we are.”

“It is not enough to aspire to be a common man or woman,” he intoned. “We must seek to be uncommon.”

The previous evening, Carson-Newman graduated over 40 graduate students in a ceremony held in the sanctuary of Jefferson City’s First Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Blevins, professor emeritus of counseling and 1959 alumnus, addressed the class.