May. 29, 2017—Courtney Nicole Salters-Henderson, who spent much of her career helping Vanderbilt students develop their leadership skills through student organizations, died Jan. 26, 2017, in Nashville at age 41.
May. 29, 2017—Tennessee Sen. Douglas S. Henry Jr., a giant of the state legislature for six decades and a force in Nashville politics, died March 5, 2017, at age 90.
May. 29, 2017—C. David Stringfield, the former president and CEO of Nashville’s Baptist Hospital (now known as St. Thomas Midtown Hospital), died March 24, 2017, when a commuter train hit his vehicle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was living in retirement.
May. 17, 2017—H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.
Apr. 21, 2017—Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute at the Blair School of Music and acting principal flute of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, died at home from cancer April 20.
Mar. 7, 2017—Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., a prominent member of the Atlanta medical community for more than 30 years, died June 18, 2016, at Hospice Atlanta, which he co-founded. He was 76.
Mar. 7, 2017—Frances Isley Hardie, former head of collections and acquisitions at Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library, of Nashville, died Jan. 8, 2017. She was 90.
Mar. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos remarks on the death of Vanderbilt alumnus and Tennessee state Sen. Douglas Henry Jr.