Community Service Award 2014
Ian Prunty were honored at the April 16 dinner meeting of the Sewanee Civic Association. In the business portion of the meeting, the Civic Association elected officers, received an update on the Community Chest and approved a bylaws revision.
Prunty received the Summa Cum Laude award for being the “galvanizing” force behind the creation of the Mountain Goat Trail. Ten years ago Prunty, then a sophomore at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, was inspired to undertake the project by a suggestion made to him at an Earth Day event. Prunty currently lives in Nashville, where he is an account executive for Arlington-based software provider Opower, which partners with utilities around the world with the goal of reducing residential energy consumption.
Barbara Schlichting, who grew up in Sewanee, received the Community Service Award. Throughout her life, Schlichting has been a voice for the community in University and community relations and grass-roots alliances. She is active in the Sewanee Business Alliance and Community Council. She has served as the superintendent of leases since 1989 and was recently tapped to take on the responsibility of community relations for the University.