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Olympia Ammon, BS’96: Connecting for a Lifetime

Olympia Ammon, BS’96: Connecting for a Lifetime

As vice president of development for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Olympia Ammon, BS’96, knows the impact that financial support can have on an organization.

Ben Shahn's last major work was "Peabody--1968," a mosaic mural that fills the foyer of the Hobbs Human Development Laboratory on the Peabody campus. The mosaic concsists of three panels. According to a 1990 interview with Susan Gray, professor of psychology, emerita, who led the effort to commission Shahn for the piece, the center panel portrays the face of the divinity. Photo by John Russell

Restoring Humanity: The Interconnectedness of Life Is Illustrated in Shimmering Glass Tiles

It has been 47 years since Ben Shahn’s mosaic Peabody—1968 was dedicated in the Hobbs Human Development Laboratory on what was then the campus of George Peabody College for Teachers. The effort to commission Shahn, an artist well known for his advocacy for the poor, was spearheaded by Susan Gray, professor of psychology, emerita, and an advocate for children, particularly those held back developmentally by poverty.

Obituary: Nera D. White, ’58: First Superstar of Women’s Basketball

Obituary: Nera D. White, ’58: First Superstar of Women’s Basketball

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.

Josh Henderson 
celebrates after sinking an 80-foot shot, which prompted a Sports-Center interview.

Miracle Maker: Henderson Stuns Fans with 80-Foot Shot

The miracle shot was a memorable moment for Josh Henderson, a Roanoke, Virginia, native who has persevered through several serious injuries to emerge as a key contributor during his sixth season at Vanderbilt. Having earned his B.A. in economics in 2014, he’s now working toward an M.Ed. in leadership and organizational performance at Peabody. He is the only graduate student on the team’s roster.

Abbey, left, and Brigit may be twins, but they have different majors. Abbey is earning a bachelor of music degree in musical arts/teacher education (voice); after graduating, she plans to stay an additional year as part of Blair’s MA5 program to become a music educator, earning a master of education through Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. Brigit is also earning the B.Mus. degree, majoring in bassoon performance with a second major in mathematics. The two had no classes together this spring, but they meet for tacos on Thursdays to check in with each other.

Blair School Confidential: Blair Students Combine the Resources of a Major Research University with Intense Music Study

Blair students know they’ll be majoring in music—often in addition to other disciplines—but frequently they choose Vanderbilt for the other social and academic opportunities the university offers that a traditional music conservatory cannot. This means Blair students are among the busiest on campus, continuing their intense focus on music while juggling the demands of other classes.