Oct. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, Mark M. Jones died Oct. 7 at 88 after an accident and brief illness.
Aug. 30, 2016—Betty Chiles Nixon, a pioneering civil and women's rights activist who left a lasting mark on Vanderbilt University, its surrounding neighborhoods and the community, died Aug. 29.
Aug. 12, 2016—Larry Daughtrey, legendary political reporter for The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, known as a tenacious watchdog at the state Capitol who always broke the story first, died May 12 of complications from lung disease. He was 76.
Aug. 12, 2016—Peabody College alumna Nera White powered the first national women’s basketball dynasty and became the game’s first female superstar—a dominance that led her into the Basketball Hall of Fame as one of the first two women to be enshrined there. She died April 13 in Gallatin, Tennessee, from complications of pneumonia at the age of 80.
Jul. 19, 2016—A memorial service is scheduled Aug. 7 at Glendale Baptist Church for Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, a pioneering diversity advocate in higher education who taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Jul. 12, 2016—Neil E. Green, M.D., professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Emeritus, and former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, died Saturday, July 9. He was 75. “Dr. Green’s accomplishments in the field of orthopaedics were prolific and countless lives have been and will be impacted by his work,” said Jeff Balser,...
Jul. 11, 2016—Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, an award-winning artist who retired in 2013 after 64 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died July 7. He was 89.
Jul. 8, 2016—Clifford A. Hofwolt, a longtime professor of science education whose tenure at Peabody College predated its merger with Vanderbilt, died at his home in Nashville on July 5. He was 74.
Jun. 23, 2016—Phil Schoggen, former psychology chair at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, dies at age 92.