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‘Engineering Distinguished Alumnus’

Churchwell named to new Chief Diversity Officer role at VUMC

Jul. 15, 2016—Andre Churchwell, M.D., has been named Chief Diversity Officer for VUMC. (photo by Joe Howell) Andre Churchwell, M.D., the Levi Watkins Jr. M.D. Chair, professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, and senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs, has been named to serve in the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer...

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Mechanical engineering alum is president of ExxonMobil Production Company

Apr. 1, 2013—ExxonMobil Corporation has appointed Tom Walters as president of ExxonMobil Production Company. Walters (BE’76), a mechanical engineering graduate, previously served as president of ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Co. and a vice president of the corporation. During his 35 years with Exxon Walters has held a variety of technical and managerial positions in production, operations,...

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Engineering ‘distinguished’ alumnus to lead TVA

Apr. 19, 2010—Nashville businessman and Vanderbilt University engineering alumnus Dennis C. Bottorff has been selected to take over next month as the chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board. The TVA board voted unanimously April 16, 2010, to elect Bottorff as chairman when Mike Duncan asked to step down. Bottorff “The energy industry is changing in profound...

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