Emilie Townes Archives
Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who died earlier this month.
Apr. 20, 2015—Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes has received the Pacesetter Award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.
Apr. 13, 2015—Divinity distinguished alumnus was strong voice for civil rights Divinity distinguished alumnus was powerful Christian personality and preacher
Jan. 27, 2015—Students at Vanderbilt Divinity School “don’t get to shut the world out” and neither does the city of Nashville, Emilie Townes told the Rotary Club of Nashville on Monday.
Dec. 31, 2014—Edward Farley, a retired Divinity professor, prolific writer on theological education, and musician, will be remembered during a Jan. 3 memorial service at Second Presbyterian Church.
Nov. 4, 2014—More than 40 Vanderbilt Divinity students have participated in a model program to develop congregational leaders for the United Methodist Church, thanks to generous support from Cal Turner Jr.
Oct. 10, 2014—Phillis Sheppard traces her early interest in the role of religion and culture in self-understanding to growing up in a family with some powerful church women.
Oct. 2, 2014—An esteemed group of panelists will reflect on Bishop Joseph A. Johnson Jr. as a scholar, a bishop and a civil rights activist in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 60th anniversary of his graduation as Vanderbilt’s first African American student.
Sep. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity School's first community breakfast for the new academic year will be an open forum on Sept. 25 with Dean Emilie Townes.
Aug. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity Dean Emilie Townes will lead off the fall 2014 Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 3 at the downtown library.
Aug. 21, 2014—Watch video of the Vanderbilt Divinity School Opening Convocation address by Emilie M. Townes, Dean of the Divinity School on August 22, 2014.