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In Memoriam: Cade, Whitney

Dozier Copeland Cade

Dozier Copeland Cade, director of the School of Journalism from 1972 to 1978, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Nashville.
Cade came to UT from Georgia State University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Journalism. He was on the faculties of Northwestern University, Emory University, and the University of Alabama before coming to Georgia State in 1956.
He earned a doctorate in journalism from the University of Iowa in 1954, a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism in 1940, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1939.
Cade was born in Eufaula, AL in 1917.
During World War II, Cade served with the OSS in China, and retired from the U.S. Army as a full colonel.
He was assistant city editor of the Atlanta Journal and a copy editor on the Chicago Daily News.
After he retired from UT, Cade and his wife, Kay, moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C.  He wrote a memoir about growing up in Eufaula, Mama Was My Teacher: Growing Up in a Small Southern Town, published in 2004.
“Dr. Cade was a true gentleman and a journalist from the old school. He preached accuracy and integrity. When I joined the faculty in 1977, he told me the students were counting on us to give them a good start in their careers. He set a high standard for faculty and students,” said Paul Ashdown, professor emeritus of journalism and electronic media.

Gretchen Whitney

Gretchen Whitney, UT Knoxville School of Information Sciences retired associate professor, passed away in early April.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.  She completed her doctorate at the University of Michigan in 1988. Both Whitney’s master’s and doctoral degrees were in library science.
Whitney is best known for creating the jESSE listserv in 1994 which was the leading discussion group for library and information science educators until the StanleyK discussion group was established in 2007.
Whitney came to UT in 1994 and taught courses in information environment, web design and content representation until her retirement in Dec. 2009. Prior to coming to UT, she was on the faculty at the University of Arizona.
Whitney also worked in special libraries and the information industry.  Whitney is survived by her sister Kay Whitney Fagundus of Winterville, N.C.  Gifts in memory of Dr. Gretchen Whitney can be made to the UT School of Information Sciences Enrichment Fund by selecting the “other fund not listed” option at