Getting Pre-Health Right: One Family’s Response
Cornelia, C'85, and Joe LaRussa, C'84, are showing how one family has responded to the Hippocrates Challenge. Wanting to "get pre-health right," they have provided funds to expand the curriculum to needed coursework and have also helped provide direction for the program.
The Waddells Tell a Sewanee Family Story
Inspired by the mentorship of a beloved economics professor, the Waddell Family of Memphis is honoring a pivotal teacher-student relationship by creating The Waddell Family Internship in Business Honoring Duke Waddell C’61 and Prof. James Edward Thorogood C’35. The fund will begin supporting students who find great summer internships that are otherwise unpaid.
Hippocrates Challenge Bolsters Pre-Health Programs
A gift from an anonymous donor has created the Hippocrates Challenge for pre-health. Sewanee is challenging medical professionals to come together as a group to match the $500,000 challenge gift to create a $2 million endowment to support medical internships, enhanced advising, preparation for pre-professional examinations and challenging clinical experiences.
Class of 1964 Establishes Endowment for Finding Your Place
In 2014, the Class of 1964 adopted Finding Your Place for a reunion project, donating funds for a substantial endowment to sustain this innovative program. Finding Your Place introduces students to Sewanee and to academic life, using the place as a departure point for understanding intellectual practices.
Rush to Buy Rush to Justice
Attorney turned author Jerry Summers, C'63, has written a fascinating account of a mid-twentieth-century public figure, Raulston Schoolfield. Meet or renew acquaintance with Summers at Homecoming 2016
$3 Million Commitment Advances Wellness Project
At its meeting in December, the Board of Regents gave its approval for a project to create a new wellness and recreation facility, yet to be named, on the site of the Sewanee bookstore. A $3 million commitment from Lee, C’67, and Dorothy Thomas has helped move the project forward.
A design by Wier Boerner Allin of Jackson, Mississippi, leaves the building’s exterior the way it was originally built, while replacing additions that have been made in stages over decades with a new two-level building behind what is now the bookstore. The Lee and Dorothy Thomas Wellness Center will occupy most of the lower floor, along with the offices of the Sewanee Outing Program. The Thomas gift increased the total raised to date for the overall facility project to just under $8 million.
If you are interested in a gift that goes beyond current-use dollars, named endowed internship funds begin at the $100,000 level. Named endowed scholarship funds begin at the $150,000 level for the College and $75,000 for the School of Theology.