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    Passages: Frank F. Drowota III, Chief Justice

    Frank F. Drowota III, BA’60, JD’65, who served on the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1980 to 2006, died April 15. He was 79. Drowota served on the Davidson County Chancery Court and the state Court of Appeals before first winning a seat on the state Supreme… Read More

    Jun 8, 2018

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    Passages: Nancy Ransom, Champion of Women

    Daniel DuBois/Vanderbilt University Nancy Ransom, MAT’71, EdD’88, founding director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt and a champion of women’s rights, education and gender equality, died March 19 in Wilmington, Delaware, from complications of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 89. From 1978… Read More

    Jun 8, 2018

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    Passages: Gene TeSelle, Community Activist

    Eugene Arthur TeSelle Jr., Oberlin Professor of Church History and Theology, emeritus, and a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1. He was 86. TeSelle was born in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 1931. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa… Read More

    Jun 8, 2018

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    Passages, Winter 2018

    William W. Bain Jr., BA’59:  Long-Term Strategist William W. Bain Jr., an alumnus and emeritus member of the Board of Trust, died Jan. 16 at his home in Naples, Florida. He was 80 years old. Bain founded Bain & Co., a corporate strategy consulting… Read More

    Feb 26, 2018

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    Obituary: Ann Cook Calhoun, PhD’72, The Bard for All

    Ann Cook Calhoun (photo by John Russell) Ann Cook Calhoun, Vanderbilt professor of English, emerita—an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar and a powerful force for making the Bard’s plays accessible to everyone—died Aug. 13, 2017, in Nashville after a brief illness. She was 82. Calhoun held leadership roles in… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Obituary: Samuel T. McSeveney, Historian of the Gilded Age

    Samuel T. McSeveney, professor of history, emeritus, and a Vanderbilt faculty member for nearly 30 years, died Aug. 5 in Nashville. He was 86. McSeveney was an expert on late-19th-century American history—particularly the Gilded Age and political history of New York City and the Northeast—and was the author… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Faculty Are for Life: Message from the Alumni Association president

    Vanderbilt faculty are among the many reasons our students have been voted the happiest in the U.S. We all have professors we remember with fondness and admiration. For me, two were life-changing. Professor Robert Birkby was rough, tough, demanding, intimidating—and beloved by his students. He did not suffer… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Obituary: L. Hall Hardaway Jr., BE’57, Building Nashville

    L. Hall Hardaway Jr., chairman of the board of Hardaway Construction Co., Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus, and an emeritus Vanderbilt trustee, died Sept. 20, 2017, in Nashville. He was 84. Having earned his Vanderbilt degree in civil engineering, he first worked as a field superintendent with… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Craig T. O’Sullivan, MBA’09, and Michael Quaranta, MBA’09: Barks as good as a bite

    Michael Quaranta (Photo copyright Mehosh Photography) Touring Nashville’s Standard Candy Co., famous for its century-old Goo Goo Cluster candy bar, a pair of Owen Graduate School of Management classmates had an oddball bolt of inspiration. “Wouldn’t it be great to have something similar for dogs?” recalls Craig O’Sullivan. Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Heather Hubbard: A Tanzanian Epiphany

    Ten years into a high-achieving law career, Heather Hubbard, JD’04, found herself captivated by a promotional brochure for the Tanzania Migration trip with the Vanderbilt Travel program, sponsored by the Alumni Association. Before they could get cold feet, she and her husband paid the deposit. It was life-changing. Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Mary Cohron: Shattering the Glass Ceiling

    Photo by Joe Howell When Mary Cohron, EMBA’88, received her degree from Owen Graduate School of Management, she was one of only eight women in her class of about 50. “Back in 1988 there weren’t that many women in top-tier business schools, and Vanderbilt took a chance on… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Obituary: Sandra Sue Jaggard, BS’87, Passionate Prosecutor

    Known for her encyclopedic command of the law, Florida Senior Assistant Attorney General Sandra Jaggard helped keep some of Miami’s most notorious killers on Death Row. She died unexpectedly Oct. 11, 2016, at age 51. Jaggard was a unique person with a unique job. A one-time engineer who… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Cicely Woodard, MEd’03, Tennessee’s Top Teacher

    Cicely Woodard (Photo by Theresa Montgomery) For students whose hearts race at the thought of coefficients and cube roots, look no further than Cicely Woodard. The mathematics teacher at Metro Nashville’s West End Middle Prep School was named the 2017–18 Tennessee Teacher of the Year in September for… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, BMus’14, Waking Up a Culture

    George-Warren joins other tribes in showing solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux of North Dakota, whose ancestral lands and drinking water are being threatened by the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo courtesy of DeLesslin George-Warren) It’s been 53 years since the Catawba language perished with the death of its last… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    John E. Hermann, BA’52: King of the Alps

    Hermann and his BMW on Austria’s Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, leading to Salzburg (Photo courtesy of John Hermann) John E. Hermann isn’t typical European royalty. He’s not even a citizen of the continent. But the retired real estate appraiser from San Diego has achieved titular glory with his 80 motorcycle… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    New Law School Clinic Assists Low-Income Entrepreneurs

    Cal Turner Jr. (photo by Susan Urmy) Low-income entrepreneurs are receiving much-needed legal support thanks to a recent $2 million investment in Vanderbilt Law School by Cal Turner Jr., BA’62, former chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp. The Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic, which was funded from the… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Commodore Classrooms Celebrate Lifelong Learning

    Last year Tennessee became only the second state to be recognized on the periodic table of chemical elements, and Vanderbilt faculty played a key role. Joseph Hamilton Joseph Hamilton, the Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, captivated alumni with the story of the discovery of superheavy element… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Reunion 2015 By the Numbers

    Reunion is the single-largest gathering of alumni on campus. The October weekend connects dear friends with each other and the university, reminding them why they are Vanderbilt for Life. Read More

    Feb 29, 2016

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    Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice, MPH’15: Disease Detective

    Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice rapidly is ascending to the cutting edge of addressing the practical problems of world-impacting diseases. After earning her master’s degree in public health at Vanderbilt, in July 2015 she began work in Atlanta at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. Read More

    Feb 29, 2016

  • Tandy Rice

    Obituary: Tandy C. Rice Jr., MLAS’97, Star Maker

    Tandy Rice, a prominent Music Row figure whose talent agency propelled the careers of Porter Waggoner, Dolly Parton, Jim Ed Brown and Tom T. Hall, died Aug. 3, 2015, in Nashville. He was 76. A native of Franklin, Tennessee, Rice was a 1961 graduate of The Citadel and a… Read More

    Feb 29, 2016