Passages

  • Vanderbilt University

    Passages: Roger Richman, JD’68

    Roger Richman, a celebrity agent who represented the heirs of Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Mae West, Sigmund Freud, the Marx Brothers and many others, died Oct. 9, 2013, in Los Angeles. Read More

    Jun. 18, 2014

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    Passages: Walter Paul Gibson Jr., BA’50 | Mary Jane Knowles Gibson, MA’57

    After 56 years of marriage, Walter Paul Gibson Jr. and Mary Jane Knowles Gibson died just three weeks apart last summer. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2014

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    Passages: F. Sheldon Hackney, BA’55

    F. Sheldon Hackney served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and as president of both the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University in New Orleans. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2014

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    Passages: Randall M. Falk, MA’66, DDiv’69

    Rabbi Randall M. Falk was at the forefront of religious leadership in Nashville and made significant contributions to Jewish life, the civil rights struggle, community-building among the city’s increasingly diverse population, and to Jewish–Christian relations. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2014

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    Passages: Ellen Fanning

    Ellen Fanning joined Vanderbilt’s faculty in 1995 and served as chair of the Department of Molecular Biology from 1999 to 2002. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2014

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    Eunice Moe Brock, BSN’41

    Chinese Heart AFP / Getty Images Eunice Moe Brock of Liaocheng City, Shandong, China, died April 28, 2013. She was 95. Known as Mu Lin’ai, she was born in Hebei, the daughter of American missionaries to China. She recalled the tumultuous time of her youth in a… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2013

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    James Frank Crowell Jr.

    “Show … Your … Gold!” Crowell with his grandson Reid (Courtesy of Frank Crowell III) Frank Crowell, game-day announcer for Commodore football and men’s basketball for 22 years, died July 9, 2013. He was 71. A Nashville native and graduate of the University of North Carolina, Crowell… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2013

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    Dr. Patrick Spencer Tekeli, MD’84

    The Physician as Polymath Courtesy of Michael Tekeli Dr. Patrick Spencer Tekeli of San Francisco died June 27, 2013. He was 55. Born in San Francisco, he graduated from the University of California-Berkeley in 1980. After earning his medical degree at Vanderbilt in 1984, he began an… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2013

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    Ernest Q. Campbell, PhD’56

    Sociology’s Tour de Force Courtesy of Paul Campbell Ernest Q. Campbell, emeritus professor of sociology, former chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and emeritus dean of the Graduate School, of Nashville, died July 28, 2013. He was 86. Instrumental in… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2013

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    Obituaries

    Credit: Tennessee Department of State Walter Durham, BA’48, MA’56 State Historian Walter Thomas Durham of Nashville died May 24, 2013. He was 88. The author of 24 books about Tennessee history, he had served since 2002 with the Tennessee State Library and Archives as state historian. During… Read More

    Aug. 9, 2013

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    Obituaries

    Credit: Ken Bennett/Wake Forest University Walter J. Harrelson Old Testament Scholar Walter J. Harrelson, distinguished professor of Hebrew Bible, emeritus, and former dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died Sept. 5, 2012. He was 92. An internationally acclaimed Old Testament scholar, he served four years… Read More

    May. 7, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Obituary: John H. Venable Jr., Teacher and Administrator

    John H. “Jack” Venable Jr., professor of biological sciences, emeritus, and dean of the College of Arts and Science, emeritus, of Nashville died July 16, 2012. During his time at Vanderbilt, he also served as associate provost for faculty affairs. Read More

    Jan. 14, 2013

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    Obituary: Mary McClure Taylor, BA’52, The Face of Vanderbilt

    Mary Eleanor McClure Taylor, BA’52, of Nashville died Aug. 5, 2012. She had a 57-year career at Vanderbilt and was best known as the university receptionist in Kirkland Hall. Read More

    Jan. 14, 2013

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    Obituary: Ann Scott Carell, BS’57, Advocate for Children

    Ann Scott Carell of Nashville died Aug. 20, 2012. She and her husband, the late Monroe Carell Jr., BE’59, former Vanderbilt Board of Trust member, were longtime philanthropic leaders. Read More

    Jan. 14, 2013