At its annual meeting last October, the university's Board of Trustees approved an amendment to the university constitution that created two positions on the Board for members of the university staff. Elections were held March 6. Dixon Myers (elected by exempt staff) and Nickie Peardon (elected by non-exempt staff) will join the Board of Trustees.
The Sewanee Department of Athletics has named Tony Pacella as the new men's soccer coach, Athletic Director Mark Webb announced Thursday. "Coach Pacella will bring tremendous energy and leadership to our men's soccer program," said Webb. "As the top assistant coach at Amherst, he was instrumental in the success of the men's soccer program, which suffered only one loss during the last two seasons."
The Society of Sewanee Scholars held its annual dinner celebrating outstanding teaching at the College. Six teachers were honored for significant contributions to the learning experiences of the Society members who nominated them: Eugenii Donev (Physics), Mindy Farris (Biology), Matthew Irvin (Medieval Studies), Nicole Noffsinger-Frazier (Psychology), John Reishman (English), and Katherine Theyson (Economics).
William H. Rogers Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., an Atlanta-based bank holding company with assets of over $175 billion, will be the Babson Center for Global Commerce’s Easter Semester Bryan Viewpoints Speaker. Rogers' lecture, titled “Purpose-Driven Leadership: Banking’s Role in Building Financial Well-Being,” is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Gailor Auditorium.
Senior Politics major and Posse Scholar Anna Alikhani received an Honorable Mention from the Council on Undergraduate Research for the poster she submitted to their "Posters on the Hill" session.