Sewanee senior student-athletes Phillip Link (swimming) and Jenny Liles (women’s tennis) have been named the first-ever Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Man and Woman of the Year. The award, presented by Summit Management Group, is the highest honor given by the conference to an SAA athlete.
New Sewanee graduate Jayne Bibb re-enrolled in the 2010 Advent semester after a 36-year “leave of absence.” Bibb was originally scheduled to graduate in 1976; a busy and happy life intervened until she was able to resume classes a few years ago. She graduated cum laude last weekend with honors in English.
Sewanee’s Information Technology Services team that has been working on the campus network project has been recognized with an Institutional Excellence award from ACUTA, the association for information communications technology professionals in higher education. The award for Institutional Excellence in Communications Technology is ACUTA’s premier recognition of the work being done on college and university campuses.
Senior DeAndré Espree-Conaway has been named a recipient of the prestigious year-long Watson Fellowship for 2013-14. He will be awarded $25,000 for a year of travel and exploration across the South Pacific. Sewanee had four finalists nominated this year, out of the several hundred candidates who compete for the fellowship each year on the national level.
Sherry Hamby, research professor in Sewanee’s Department of Psychology, has been invited to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, part of the CDC. Appointments to the Board are approved at the cabinet level, and the invitation came from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.