Dr. Anne Twining Sloan (1949 – 2009)

Obituary from the Lebanon Democrat – April 6th, 2009

Dr. Anne Twining Sloan

Services for Dr. Sloan will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 7 at Woofin with interment to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon. Visitation will be Monday, April 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

Dr. Sloan, 59, died Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Mufreesboro. She was an associate professor of political science at MTSU since 1993 and served in numerous positions with the Tennessee Political Science Association, including president between 1994 and 2004. At the time of her passing, she held the title of Special Assistant to the Provost for International Education since August 2004, a position she assumed full-time in January 2006.

She was born in Lebanon in 1949 and grew up in Mufreesboro, where she attended Campus School and graduated from Central High School in 1967. Her father, Eugene Holloway Sloan, was a longtime fixture at MTSU. Among his various positions, he last served as a public relations spokesperson. Sloan earned her bachelors degree from MTSU in 1971, her master’s degree from Louisiana State University in 1974 and her doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1982.

Survivors include: husband, Steve Saunders, assistant director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at MTSU; daughter, Samantha Saunders, a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia; brothers, Gene and Bill Sloan, both of Murfreesboro and Joe Sloan of Nashville.

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