Linda Mayes, C'73, H’94, is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology and the director of the Yale Child Study Center. She is also the deputy dean of the Yale School of Medicine. A native of Franklin County, Tennessee, Mayes studied pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She was in Sewanee's first class of women and was the University's first female valedictorian. She currently serves Sewanee as a distinguished visiting professor of psychology. Her Baccalaureate Address comes at the conclusion of this academic year's celebration of 50 Years of Women at Sewanee.
Congratulations, class of 2020! We miss you.
The Convocation for the Conferral of Degrees for the College of Arts & Sciences and School of Letters had been scheduled for May 10, but that service has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While an altogether insufficient substitute, these videos and announcements express our heartfelt congratulations for your work and hopes for your future, celebrate your accomplishments, and most importantly, confirm that you have earned your degree from the University of the South.
Please know that plans are underway for a full commencement ceremony and complete slate of related activities the week of May 14th (Baccalaureate) and May 15th (Commencement) in 2022.