Stallings Named Coach of the Year—Again
Vanderbilt Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Stallings has been honored by SEC coaches with the Coach of the Year Award, his second during his 11-year tenure with the Commodores. Stallings, who also claimed the honor in 2007, commandeered the 2009–10 team to his fifth 20-win season as Vanderbilt coach and led the team to 23 regular-season wins—which ties with the 1965 and 1974 teams for third-most wins in school history.
Tarbert to Clerk for Chief Justice
Kate Komp Tarbert, JD’05, has accepted a clerkship with the Hon. John G. Roberts Jr., chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, for the October 2010 term. Tarbert is an associate in the appellate department of O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C. At Vanderbilt, Tarbert was a Patrick Wilson Scholar, executive editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and winner of the 2005 Founder’s Medal for Vanderbilt Law School.
Doctoral Student Wins National Award
Woodrow “Woody” Lucas, a doctoral student at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, was one of only two recipients of a Ph.D. Trailblazer Award for 2009 from the National Black MBA Association at its annual meeting in New Orleans. Lucas received a joint MBA and master of theological studies degree from Vanderbilt in 2007 before pursuing his Ph.D. in management at Owen. Lucas grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in mathematical methods and social sciences, and worked as a minister and math tutor with at-risk children through the Urban League after graduation.
Leading Anesthesiologist Retires
Dr. Joseph Gerald (Jerry) Reves, BA’65, steps down this spring as vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Reves’ primary research interests have included attempts to better understand the nature of the risks of cardiac surgery in elderly patients. His retirement plans include a grand trip with his wife in their 41-foot boat from Charleston to the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Great Lakes, Nashville, Florida, and back to Charleston.