Our Amy Grant story is one of several in this issue with a Nashville flavor. Ann Marie Deer Owens’ cover story, “Beloved Community,” showcases Vanderbilt Divinity School graduates who’ve played a significant role in developing and leading local nonprofit organizations that have an impact on the quality of life for all Nashvillians.
I was delighted to see your salute to my old boss, John Seigenthaler [“A Precious Gift”], in the Prologue section of the summer issue. I went to work at The Tennessean during the fall of 1958 at the same time I started as a student at George Peabody College for Teachers.
Staffers at the Vanderbilt ALS Clinic endured a good soaking during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon that swept the nation like a tsunami last August.
Bishop McTyeire’s original headstone has been installed on the landing of the main stairwell in the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life.
Last summer Patti Early White, BA’76, and Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77, began two-year terms as president and president-elect, respectively, of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors.