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Sharing the Experience

Posted in: Fall 2012, Giving

When you find something good, something worthwhile, you recommend it. If it’s really good and really worthwhile, you take it to the next level and share it. That’s what Allison Poarch, BS’07, and her family have done by establishing the Allison A. Poarch Scholarship. The gift is made in conjunction with Allison’s five-year class reunion [...]



On PACE with Helen Du and Xiu Cravens

Posted in: Fall 2012, Giving

With a donation from YingLian Helen Du, a native of China who splits her time between Beijing and Nashville, Peabody has established the Peabody-Asia Center for Education or PACE Fund. The new funding will allow Peabody to expand existing programs and partnerships already in place in China and to explore new possibilities. Recently, the Peabody [...]



The Rogers Family Scholarship

Posted in: Giving, Summer 2012

What goes around comes around. That may seem like an old saw, but for two lucky Peabody students, it is anything but trite.



James Patterson and the Patterson Scholars

Posted in: Features, Giving, Summer 2012

James Patterson, MA’70, earned his best-selling author status writing violent crime novels filled with despicable villains and miscreants from every walk of life. Patterson’s goal these days is helping educate the next generation of teachers and encouraging children to read.



Picture this: Success!

Posted in: Giving, Issue, Winter 2012

Educators know that when many people are on board to help teach students, success is the most likely result.



Sisters’ Legacy Lives On

Posted in: Giving, Summer 2011

The abbreviated lives of Emily, BS’03, MEd’05, and Lauren Failla, BS’07, bear witness on an all-too-personal basis that out of tragedy comes triumph. The sisters, alumnae of Peabody’s human and organizational development program, died in tragic accidents, four years and half a world apart from each other.



Helping the Younger Generation Grow

Posted in: Giving, Summer 2011

When Roberta and Don Miller were pursuing their doctorates at Peabody in the early 1990s, they undertook a special project that examined funding in higher education. That’s when they made a $1 million dollar commitment to the school.



Family Tradition

Posted in: Giving, Winter 2010

Elizabeth Shapiro Silverman’s family ties to Vanderbilt run deep. Her father, Dr. John Shapiro, BA’38, MD’41, grew up near campus on Acklen Avenue, attended Vanderbilt as an undergraduate and medical school student, and later became a renowned pathologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.



The birthday gift of a lifetime

Posted in: Giving, Summer 2010

David Semmel and his wife, Jocelyn Bowie, wanted to find a way to honor David’s father, Mel, EdD’63, on his 80th birthday. They decided that a gift to Peabody supporting graduate research would be perfect. When they presented their idea to Mel—who is retired and living in Santa Barbara, Calif., with his wife, Dorothy—he was [...]



Madden scholarship is a family affair

Posted in: Giving, Summer 2010

Brothers John, BS’88, and Steven Madden, BS’91, credit their successful careers to the training they received in human and organizational development at Peabody. That’s why they, along with their father, John P. Madden, established the Madden Family Scholarship. The scholarship will benefit an undergraduate student majoring in human and organizational development (HOD) at Peabody. “One [...]



Profile: Stacy Flores, Class of 2011

Posted in: Giving, Summer 2010

Mention teaching to senior Stacy Paola Flores and her voice rises with excitement. “I’m really passionate about education,” the Houston native says. “I just love teaching. I want to teach high school English, but I wouldn’t mind teaching English to middle school students simply because I taught sixth-grade students last summer and really enjoyed it.” [...]



Sowing the seeds for student success

Posted in: Fall 2009, Giving

Warren Gorrell has always known that a great education is the first step toward success. Warren and his wife, Cathy, have made that first step a little easier for deserving Peabody students by endowing two scholarships.



Shape the Future goal met, scholarships the top priority

Posted in: Giving, Spring 2009

With one goal reached, we’ve set a new one. Peabody’s Shape the Future goal is now $75 million—with a priority focus on scholarship support.



Giving Profile: Charles Kurz II

Posted in: Giving, Spring 2009

Scholarships for students with financial need are a family affair for Charles Kurz II, and one with a long history for this fourth-generation Philadelphian.



Roundtable

Posted in: Giving, Spring 2009

The 2008 Roundtable donor society dinner took place October 2 on the Commons Center lawn and not only honored educators, but treated the attendees to presentations of current student research being done at Peabody on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.