Alumni News

The best example of our impact at Lipscomb University can be seen through our alumni.

We work to instill in our graduates competency and character, knowledge and faith, service and selflessness, and an open spirit to the call of God on their lives. We prepare them with a perspective of critical thinking that continues to grow their understanding and faith as they engage in the world and communities around them.

Enjoy these examples of alumni who are pushing boundaries, seeking innovative solutions to complex problems and experiencing and offering the grace, peace and truth of Christ in our society and the world.

Alumni Giving News Listings
MFA film program alum Spencer Glover selected for Disney’s Launchpad series 

For Spencer Glover (‘17), it has been the small things that made his current situation sink in. 



“It’s these small things that just make me feel so like overwhelmed with joy. Like when we got our Disney email addresses a couple of weeks ago and I'm like, “I have a Disney email address.”




Alumna describes in memoir how God used Lipscomb to heal her ‘Fractured Life’

Jane Gillen Garrett (’78) knows better than most what God’s provision looks like.



Born in 1955 to an alcoholic and disinterested father, Garrett’s mother tragically died when she was only 6 years old. Although she had to navigate her childhood and youth virtually on her own, looking back Garrett can see the lifelines that God provided in her life. 



Kinesiology alum builds huge following as Peloton instructor

Along with baking and remote work, fitness also became a highly popular activity during the on-and-off lockdowns over the past two years of the pandemic. Sales soared at Peloton, a manufacturer of Internet-connected exercise equipment and purveyor of virtual fitness classes, allowing at-home warriors nationwide to remotely work out and encourage one another as a digital community. 



Social work alumna has nurtured thousands of Nashville students through nonprofit

For 21 years, Jackie Conwell (’00) saw the needs and struggles of Nashville families as they coped with daily pressures of home, school and work while working as a Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools school secretary and administrative assistant.



Their needs touched her heart, and she prayed to God to redirect her to better support the families and children in her community.



Engineering alumna Christie Clayton ensured a firm foundation for supertall NYC skyscraper

So what does an international firm do when they want to build a 1,425-foot tall skyscraper in New York City? Demolish the 707-foot tall skyscraper they already have, of course.



JP Morgan Chase carried out the largest planned demolition in history between 2019-2021 to dispense with its existing building at 270 Park Avenue. In order to rebuild the new headquarters, however, the company had to work with Metro North Railroad, as the original building was built on top of the city’s famous railroad system.



MMFT alumni band together to endow scholarship

When Dr. Chris Gonzalez started the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) program in 2012, he never would have envisioned such a connective bond to form among the alumni.



Now, a decade later, several graduates of the program have come together to create an endowed scholarship so that future students can receive the same training that they did. 



Be A Light tour takes university vision to cities across the southeast

Lipscomb University is going on the road this spring on the Be A Light tour.



The Be A Light tour is an opportunity for Lipscomb’s new president Candice McQueen to meet alumni, prospective students, donors and friends, celebrate past accomplishments, share exciting university updates and introduce the Lipscomb Impact 360 strategic planning process that envisions a bright future for Lipscomb.



Alumnus runs Aegis lab, which has carried out millions of Covid tests during pandemic

Over the past two years, the word “test” has taken on new significance in the minds of people all over the globe. Rather than referring to a final exam or a requirement to drive, the word “test” is now most often heard and uttered in regards to COVID-19 testing, the first — and still one of the most important — weapons against the COVID-19 pandemic.



Accounting alum, longtime HCA CEO Whitehorn publishes book of leadership advice

After nearly 30 years in the healthcare industry, 25 of which came as a hospital CEO at HCA Healthcare, Jeff Whitehorn (’84) was looking for his next project.



Alumnus Gary Tucker’s life's work helped transform the tech industry

When one spends a career developing systems that revolutionize daily life, committing a gift to help Lipscomb University students achieve their dreams and transform their lives seems like a natural act for Gary Tucker of Austin, Texas.