At the recent McWhorter Society luncheon at Belmont University, trustee and Vice Chairman of Belmont’s Board of Trust Gordon E. Inman was honored with the 2019 McWhorter Society Distinguished Service Award. This award was established to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the health and health care related academic programs at Belmont University and who’s life work serves as a powerful example for students.
Inman was a major contributor to the construction of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing complex in 2006. The impact of this facility allowed Belmont to triple its nursing enrollment while also providing expanded laboratories for other health care programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and social work.
Over the years, Inman has been an active member of the McWhorter Society at Belmont named after his close friend, the late Clayton McWhorter, whom he honored in his acceptance speech. After accepting the 2019 McWhorter Society Distinguished Service Award, Inman shared stories of his late friend and expressed his gratitude for being chosen as a recipient.
“I am incredibly thankful to everyone who is responsible for giving me this award,” Inman said. “I’m also honored and I’m truly humbled to be standing here before such a distinguished crowd. I’m very proud today to accept this award.”
Banker, businessman, entrepreneur, real estate broker, developer and community leader summarizes Inman’s dynamic career and civic leadership to date. He has been involved with numerous organizations in Middle Tennessee including Boy Scouts of America, the Nashville Symphony, Cheekwood and Brentwood Baptist Church, among others. Presently, he is Director Emeritus and Middle Tennessee Chairman of FIRSTBANK.