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."
After 45 years of service, Sewanee Athletics staff member Bill Barry has announced that he will retire from the University of the South at the end of the school year. The Athletic Department will recognize Barry prior to the men's basketball game against Rhodes. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.
Four Sewanee students and one recent alumna have been named finalists for Fulbright grants this year: Chane Corp, Avery Kelly, Jeremy Rios, Hailey Robison, C’10, and Diana Webb.
Assistant Professor of English Kevin Wilson has been long listed for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank short story prize. At £30,000, this is the world’s richest short story award and attracts entries from around the globe.