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In Memoriam: Perry Wallace, BE’70, 1948-2017

By Andrew Maraniss, BA’92   For Perry Wallace, it was never about him. Every time the spotlight shone on the sports and civil rights pioneer, he used the platform to advocate for others. A law professor at American University who was the first African American varsity basketball player in theRead More

Passages, Winter 2018

Passages, Winter 2018

William W. Bain Jr., BA’59:  Long-Term Strategist William W. Bain Jr., an alumnus and emeritus member of the Board of Trust, died Jan. 16 at his home in Naples, Florida. He was 80 years old. Bain founded Bain & Co., a corporate strategy consulting company, and Bain Capital, a privateRead More

Dennis in 1977, when appointed director of the new Programs for Special Educators at Peabody College (AP PHOTO/MARK HUMPHREY)

H. Floyd Dennis Jr., JD’58: Disability civil rights advocate

H. Floyd Dennis Jr., professor of special education, emeritus, at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, died April 17 of cancer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89.

Joe Thomas Ford Jr., BA’76: All-star sportsman

Joe Thomas Ford Jr., BA’76: All-star sportsman

Former Vanderbilt basketball star Joe Thomas Ford of Paducah, Kentucky, died June 20 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 64.

Andrews gives the keynote address at Elon University’s 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program. Watch the address.

Dale P. Andrews, MA’97, PhD’98: ‘Culture of collegiality’

Dale P. Andrews, a teacher, minister, social justice activist, and renowned scholar on the art of preaching, died June 23 in Nashville of cancer. He was 55.