C-N news office
JEFFERSON CITY — A Carson-Newman University incoming freshman died July 20 in an accident while on a trip to Guatemala.
Seth Washam was killed due to an electrical short in a hotel swimming pool. His sister Emma, a rising C-N junior, was also injured in the incident. The two are the children of C-N alumni Shannon and Jean-Ann Washam of Knoxville. Jean-Ann serves as executive director of the university’s Appalachian Outreach home repair ministry while Shannon is director of Western Heights Baptist Center in Knoxville.
“The prayers of our entire campus community is that God will be a refuge and an ever present help to the Washam family at this time,” said Carson-Newman President Charles A. Fowler. “For Shannon, Jean-Ann and Emma, we pray for God’s comfort and a peace that surpasses all understanding.”
The university has established a giving page where all money given will go to assist the Washam family. Donations can be given at: www.cn.edu/washam. B&R