Jim Lowe, who retired from Sewanee in 2001, wrote recently to say he had finally stopped teaching this year, after 50 years. Upon retiring from Sewanee, Jim moved to being a full time teacher (as opposed to faculty member), inspiring students of organic chemistry at Willamette, Vanderbilt and even Sewanee for a time. As he settles into retirement for real this time, Jim has kept busy with some non-science writing, reading and spending even more time with his grandchildren. Jim’s note seemed a good prompt to provide an update about all of our department’s emeritus faculty.
John Bordley, who retired from teaching in 2011, continues to play the University’s carillon. He was named the university carillonneur in 2013. He will be attending the World Carillon Federation Congress in Belgium this June and July. While in Belgium he will reconnect with the many friends he made during his sabbatical stay in 2005-2006.
William (Bill) Gunther, who retired in 1987, resides in Winchester at Bailey Manor, an assisted living facility specializing in patients with Alzheimer’s.