Veteran ex-VU employee William Ross dies at 84
William H. Ross Sr., a longtime Vanderbilt employee, died Wednesday, June 25. He was 84.
Known for what Vanderbilt called in story his “warmth, smile and contagious good cheer at the university,” Ross received the first Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, given by then-Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt in 1990.
At 20, Ross began a career that spanned 58 years with Vanderbilt Mail Services. He retired in late 2009.
During Ross’ tenure, many staff, faculty and students remember him for his story telling, his nurturing words and his trademark farewell, “Have a good day, and make the best of it.”
Mail Services dedicated its annual Employee of the Year Award in Ross’ honor.
Brentwood Services adds Nishanian
Brentwood Services has appointed Kate Nishanian to accounts receivable accountant, according to Jeff Pettus, chief operating officer.
Nishanian’s responsibilities include working with the financial inflow and deductible tracking for client insurance policies, accounts receivable, cash deposits, allocation of receipts, tracking outstanding client claim records and invoicing policy holders, among others.
“[Nishanian arrives] from CSS Health Technologies and is assisting the accounting department with accounts receivables,” Ac