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.
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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.