Alumna Kathleen McWhirter (2010 ), a social entrepreneurship major and member of the honors program, is releasing her first book next month.
After leaving Belmont, McWhirter completed an M.A. in Modern History at the University of York in York, England and graduated with the highest possible honors. She returned to Nashville in late 2014 and began her own business as a writer and historian, allowing her to work on numerous local history initiatives. A few accomplishments of note include collaborating with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Music Industry Coalition on efforts related to preserving Music Row.
McWhirter was also the lead historian and scriptwriter for an event held by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. The past few months have been spent writing her first history book, which will be released on May 12. The book, titled “Fierce Rivalries & Enduring Friendships: 75 Years of the Iroquois Steeplechase,” is about Nashville’s annual steeplechasing event held at Percy Warner Park. When published, the book will be available at the event on May 14 and on the Iroquois Steeplechase online store.