A former journalist with 20 years’ combined experience as an editor, critic and reporter for the Nashville Scene and The Tennessean, Jonathan Marx is now publications manager for the Nashville Symphony. A Nashville native, Marx has maintained a side career as a musician and has recorded a dozen albums and toured widely with the group Lambchop, performing on woodwinds, trumpet and electronics. He also is a member of the group Hands Off Cuba and has appeared on recordings by Yo La Tengo, Portastatic, Butterglory, Forrest Bride, and the late Vic Chesnutt.
Born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, Glen Stewart, MDiv’74, DMin’75, earned a B.A. at the University of Toledo. He is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Stewart has been the pastor of three congregations, served as an associate regional minister in Kansas City, Mo., and for the past 16 years has been the regional minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tennessee. He and his wife, Joyce, have one grown son. During free time he loves to fish and travel.
Lisa Robbins earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked as a reporter in Jerusalem and Chicago. When a newspaper editor instructed her to stop conducting interviews in person and to do all her reporting from behind a desk, she decided to give freelancing a try. Though she has dabbled in other work since, she always finds herself back at a keyboard. She lives in Massachusetts and has written for the Travel Channel, Nashville Scene and the Peabody Reflector.
Paul K. Conkin, MA’53, PhD’57, distinguished professor of history, emeritus, and former chair of the Department of History, first came to Vanderbilt more than 55 years ago as a graduate student. He is author or co-author of 23 books, including the recently published The Revolution Down on the Farm, as well as the definitive 1985 work Gone with the Ivy: A Biography of Vanderbilt University. An East Tennessee native, he served as president of the Southern Historical Association for 1996–97.
Linda Schlesinger Mabry, BSN’66, lives in Tallahassee, Fla., with her husband, Dr. R. James Mabry, BA’66, MD’70, and her mother. She is retired from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. She and Jim have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.
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