Finding one’s passion is the key to a fulfilling life, says Betsy Wills, and helping young people tap into their passions has become one of hers.
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Rawlings executives John and Robert Parish carry on the family tradition of working in the sporting goods industry.
Nearly 50 years later, Chong-Moon Lee recalls the generosity he encountered during his first visit to the Peabody Library.
When Virginia Johnson enrolled in Peabody, WWII was just ending and teachers were in high demand.
Chris Lai says Peabody prepared him for the twists and turns of life.
Willard Brown is one of the first in America to own the new Tesla model S electric car.
An acclaimed young adult novelist is now applying her vision, talent and Peabody connections to engage young readers with Shakespeare.
Thomas H. Powell, EdD’82, currently in his 10th year as president of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmetsburg, Md., has led the nation’s second-oldest Catholic university to new heights.
Monica Cox, PhD’05, is out to fill those gaps. The Peabody graduate is one of the top national researchers in the field of engineering education.
It’s a hot, muggy day near 4 p.m. at a lake in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand, and a young man has been fishing for a while. He has caught eight or nine redtail catfish, none huge, when suddenly, a behemoth catches on to his tilapia bait, and he fights with it for nearly 30 minutes.
Beth Halteman Harwell, one of the most powerful and politically connected women in the state of Tennessee, began her political profession in the classroom.
In the history of collegiate football, only a handful of names are considered to be among the best ever.
A couple of hours south of Nashville lies a place inhabited by manned rockets and moon rocks that gives witness to America’s stellar past and beckons young and old to come and contribute to its future. It is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama’s No.1 tourist attraction, and Deborah Barnhart is leading it to new frontiers.
Jessica Lewis and her family are Vanderbilt through and through. She and her husband, Hi Lewis, BA’99, MEd’01, received their undergraduate and graduate degrees at Vanderbilt. Their two children were born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and attend the Vanderbilt Child Care Center.
Paul Dokecki was born and raised in Brooklyn and came to Nashville in 1962, 10 days after his wedding to his wife, Katherine, to start a doctoral program in clinical psychology at Peabody. “The culture shock was significant at about every level,” he says.
A number of visually impaired girls were on my floor [in Gillette Hall]. Because of meeting and knowing those ladies, I realized that a visual impairment was not going to stop them from doing what they wanted to do.
We are trying to counteract what I call the three main issues of our community—high dropout rates for our population of girls, high gang involvement rates and very, very high teen pregnancy rates.
Once upon a time, there was a Peabody graduate who was nanny to four children. After washing the family dog one day, she was inspired to write a children’s picture book called The Great Dog Wash. She entered it in a contest and won! The book was published by a famous New York publishing house and put into 1.5 million boxes of Cheerios. The End.
Eddie Gilbert has already had his 15 minutes of fame. However, competing on a Food Network reality show likely won’t be the last 15 minutes of fame for this high-octane personality with two degrees from Peabody.
One of her cookbooks is titled From Phila with Love, and it sums up the sunny outlook of Phila Hach, BS’49—world-renowned chef, caterer, businesswoman, lecturer and author of 17 cookbooks—who is still going strong at age 83.
Jackie Page’s (BA’63, MA’64, EdS’89) mission throughout her professional and personal life has been about two things: access and attitude. Born with quadriplegia during the depression in Asheville, N. C., Page had to adapt to life with few resources besides her own self determination.
Vanderbilt basketball star Shan Foster is the kind of student who gives teachers hope that the next generation is in good hands.
Austen Heim, who has studied and done volunteer service projects all over the world—Japan, New Zealand, London, China and Ecuador—now has a corporate job title that perfectly matches his skills. He is a human capital analyst at Deloitte & Touche in Manhattan.