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Summer 2014 Category

Yount awarded Keegan Fellowship

Jul. 16, 2014—Emily Yount, BS’14, was awarded a Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship in May. The award funds one year of travel to pursue an idea or an issue the student is passionate about in communities around the world. A Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar and founder of an International Justice Mission chapter at Vanderbilt, Yount plans to travel...

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Awards and Honors

Jul. 15, 2014—Yoder, Warren earn $2.1M grant for autism sibling study Professor of Special Education Paul Yoder and Associate Professor of Pediatrics Zachary Warren received a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study communication interventions for younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. The study, in collaboration with the University of...

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Senior recipient of HOD Impact Award

Jul. 15, 2014—Lisa Koenig, BS’14, was awarded the 2014 IMPACT Award for her HOD senior project. While an intern with the founders of the KIPP Collegiate High School in East Nashville, she created an electronic toolkit to align the school’s writing curriculum with Common Core state standards. Read more about Koenig’s winning senior project. Koenig also teaches...

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Summer 2014 Staff

Jul. 15, 2014—Visit Peabody College’s website at Camilla Persson Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development Joan Brasher, Editor Jan Read, Senior Director, Integrated Communications Donna Pritchett, Art Director Chris Collins, Designer Bonnie Arant Ertelt, Class Notes Editor Jennifer Zehnder, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Contributors: Kurt Brobeck, Kara Furlong,...

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Palmer named Founder’s Medalist

Jul. 15, 2014—The 2014 Vanderbilt Founder’s Medalists are (l-r): Peter Attwater, Sarah Scott, Susannah Morris, William Marks, Cecilia Page, Debra Perrone, Kasey Hill, Mae Mosley, Kristin Bater and Amanda Palmer. Not pictured is George Williford, Founder’s Medalist for Oratory. (Vanderbilt University) This year’s top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools were honored with Founder’s Medals...

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Secret Service hero honored

Jul. 15, 2014—Retired Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, received Peabody’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement May 9. He may be best known as the agent protecting President Ronald Reagan on March 31, 1981, during a near-fatal assassination attempt. When would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into the waiting car and...

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From the Dean

Jul. 9, 2014—Peabody is peeling away the hyperbole and doom-saying on the Common Core debate.

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No Time like the Present

Jul. 9, 2014—Rachel Moser is fulfilling her passion for service through her nonprofit organization, The Uplifting Project.

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