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Anne Gordon

headshot of Anne GordonAnne Gordon, a Nashville native, began as the Program Coordinator for the Ingram Scholarship Program in September 2006. Previously, she worked at Columbia College, the College of Charleston, and the University of Richmond, where she coordinated the Bonner Scholars Program.

Anne received her bachelor's degree in Art History from the University of Richmond and her master's in Student Personnel Services from the University of South Carolina.

Anne is married to Stuart Gordon, who serves on the staff of First Presbyterian Church. They have two sons, Drew and Will.

The Program Coordinator assists with the development, revision and implementation of marketing materials - brochures, website, and other promotional materials. She assists with new Scholar recruitment and selections, arranging campus visits and interviews. The coordinator also schedules programs and events with the Ingram family, and organizes those events. The program coordinator plans and coordinates orientation with staff and Scholars, and assists them with program activities during the year. She helps plan the biennial Ingram Scholarship Program Alumni Reunion and maintains yearlong contact with Scholars, alumni, advisors, and the Faculty Director.

Bryn Sierra

headshot of Bryn SierraBryn Sierra is the Summer Program Coordinator, and has been involved with the Ingram Scholarship Program since December 2006. She has previously worked as a 4th grade teacher, Sylvan instructor, graduate teaching assistant and library aid.

Bryn received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University. In 2007 she completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Design with a concentration in Reading Education at Vanderbilt's Peabody College. In 2010 she completed an M.S. in Information Sciences through University of Tennessee, Knoxville specializing in school library media.

Bryn grew up in a military family and continues to love to travel and explore, always with a book in hand. She and her husband, David Sierra, live in Nashville with their daughter, Elin, and enjoy anything outdoors with their Australian Shepherds, Inca and Sky.

The Summer Program Coordinator is responsible for leading a monthly seminar and workshop for those wanting to conduct a summer project. She guides and mentors the proposal writing and revision process, its defense and approval. While at their summer project sites Scholars will check in with the summer program coordinator with weekly updates. Finally the summer program coordinator guides and monitors the final reports and presentations at the beginning of the new academic year. She is also involved in maintaining the website, new Scholar recruitment, selections, reunions, and other Program events.