Dr. A. Scott Pearson
Dr. A. Scott Pearson visited campus Wednesday, Feb. 3, to participate in the Accomplished Alumni Program. For the past decade, Pearson has been a member of the surgical faculty at Vanderbilt University, where he combines cancer research with the clinical practice of surgery and teaches on the importance of the patient’s narrative in medicine. He recently wrote a medical thriller, Rupture, and spoke about it at a book signing in Hodges Library. Pearson also spoke with pre-med students at a lunch seminar and gave a guest lecture for the College Scholars program.
U.S. Ambassador Victor Ashe
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Poland Victor Ashe spoke at the Baker Center on Jan. 27 and was presented with the Accomplished Alumni Award. Ashe served as the mayor of Knoxville for 16 years and was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees operations of international broadcasting.