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‘Vanderbilt Has My Soul’

‘Vanderbilt Has My Soul’

During the four decades since the Paul Kurtz left campus for a career in Athens, Georgia, his service and philanthropy attest to a lifelong affinity for Vanderbilt University.

The Art of Teaching: Peabody College amassed an impressive fine arts collection before joining Vanderbilt

The Art of Teaching: Peabody College amassed an impressive fine arts collection before joining Vanderbilt

By Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81   When George Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University in 1979, the agreement came with a little-known perk: The school had acquired a sizable collection of art stored in a basement vault at Cohen Memorial Hall. With more than 1,000 works, the PeabodyRead More

Cicely Woodard (Photo by Theresa Montgomery)

Cicely Woodard, MEd’03, Tennessee’s Top Teacher

For students whose hearts race at the thought of coefficients and cube roots, look no further than Cicely Woodard. The mathematics teacher at Metro Nashville’s West End Middle Prep School was named the 2017–18 Tennessee Teacher of the Year in September for her “outstanding communication and leadership skills.” The awardRead More

Visual artist Mel Chin, BA’75, was named this year’s Peabody College 
Distinguished Alumnus.

Artist and activist: Mel Chin named Peabody College Distinguished Alumnus

Visionary artist Mel Chin, BA’75, was honored during Commencement May 12 by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development with the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Born in Houston in 1951 and reared in the African American and Latino neighborhood known as the Fifth Ward, Chin graduated from Peabody withRead More

James Berkenstock retired in June after 50 years with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His wife, Jean, is former principal flutist with the Lyric. (Courtesy Midsummer's Music Festival)

Golden Reed: Berkenstock celebrates 50 years with Lyric Opera of Chicago

Some people believe the life of a musician is nomadic, traveling the world and playing in all kinds of venues. However, James Berkenstock, BMus’64, who graduated with a music degree from Peabody College in 1964, is one who took root. At the end of June, he retired after 50 yearsRead More