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‘Academy of Distinguished Alumni’

Civil rights pioneer, star Commodore, engineering alumnus Perry Wallace remembered

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69. “Vanderbilt, the sports world, and the entire country lost a civil rights icon today. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Perry Wallace, who through quiet strength and courage blazed a trail that still serves...

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GHP co-founder, distinguished alumnus Steve Hays dies

Sep. 29, 2017—Steve Hays, the co-founder of Nashville-based Gobbell Hays Partners Environmental + Architecture, died Sept. 27 after an extended illness. He was 66. Hays, considered a national expert on asbestos-removal issues, was chairman emeritus of the company he co-founded with Ron Gobbell. GHP is 14th-biggest architectural firm in Nashville, according to Nashville Business Journal research.  ...

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Getting to the root of STEM challenges: Vanderbilt’s Women in STEM day is March 21

Mar. 3, 2017—Author who shed light on ‘hidden’ women in science to headline event Rachel Swaby wrote a book about 52 women who persisted despite obstacles to become scientists that changed history because the author wanted better profiles of women in science, technology, engineering and math professions. “If we all talk about women’s contributions to STEM fields...

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Engineering school’s 2015 distinguished friends, alumni honorees announced

Feb. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt engineering alumni James H. Littlejohn and Mark L. Reuss will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at a special event in April. Kenneth F. Galloway and James J. Truchard will inducted as inaugural members of the school’s newly-created Circle of Distinguished Friends. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes notable achievement,...

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Pioneer in online computing, emeritus professor Bill Rowan Jr. dies

Jan. 8, 2015—William (Bill) H. Rowan Jr., 81, died Jan. 6, 2015. Rowan’s ties to Vanderbilt run deep and wide – as an alumnus, as a faculty member, as an alumni volunteer, and as a donor. Rowan (BE ’55, Professor Emeritus) joined the engineering faculty in 1964 and became the first department chair of computer science.  A...

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Distinguished alum John Gass joins Canada’s Suncor Energy board

Feb. 6, 2014—John Gass, former vice president of Chevron Corporation and former president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, has been appointed to the board of directors of Suncor Energy, Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada...

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Business leaders to join Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Krista M. Donaldson, Bruce R. Evans and Charles I. Plosser will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the April 10 Engineering Celebration Dinner. The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service and excellent character. “The newest members of the Academy of Distinguished...

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Business leaders, Vanderbilt dean to join Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Feb. 21, 2013—Vanderbilt engineering alumni G. Edmond Clark, Steve M. Hays, and Knowles Arthur Overholser will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the March 21 Engineering Celebration Dinner. The School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes distinguished achievement, significant service and excellent character. “The newest members of the Academy of Distinguished...

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