May. 13, 2014—A memorial service to celebrate the life of Barbara Schulz is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt campus. Schulz was a longtime staff member in the Vanderbilt General Counsel’s office, retiring in 2011 after 22 years of service. She died March 8 after a lengthy illness. A 1967...
Feb. 18, 2014—William “Billy” Adair, a teacher, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and backbone of the jazz program at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, has died. He was 66.
Jan. 21, 2014—John J. Compton, who taught philosophy at Vanderbilt University for more than four decades, died Jan. 18. He was 85.
Dec. 4, 2013—Ava Foster Sellers, who in her nearly 50 years at Vanderbilt helped transform the university’s job placement office into a full-scale career planning service with a holistic approach for preparing students for the working world, died Nov. 25 in Nashville.
Sep. 26, 2013—Joseph “Clyde” Walker Jr., associate director of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships at Vanderbilt, died suddenly Sept. 23 after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was 59. A resident of Franklin, Tenn., Walker had worked in Vanderbilt’s student financial aid office since August 2000, except for a brief departure in late 2005-early...
Aug. 2, 2013—James R. Surface, who was instrumental in planning the expansion of Vanderbilt’s Graduate School of Management in its early years and helping the school gain a more secure financial base, died Aug. 1.
Aug. 1, 2013—Ernest Campbell, who was instrumental in revitalizing Vanderbilt's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and known nationally for his research in race relations, desegregation and education, died July 28.
Jul. 9, 2013—Jim Foglesong, a key figure in the rise of many country music stars including Garth Brooks and Barbara Mandrell who went on to build a second career as a beloved educator, died July 9.