CAP’s Volunteer of the Month:

Dr. Alvin Burt

Dr. Alvin Burt was born and raised in the costal Connecticut town of Stratford.  As a boy he enjoyed sports, sailing and fishing.  Later he attended Amherst College in Amherst, MA, and upon graduation began graduate studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  After receiving his Ph.D degree in Anatomy and Biochemistry, he accepted his first academic position as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

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More About Dr. Burt

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From there he moved on to join the Anatomy Department at Yale University School of Medicine before moving to the Nashville area to accept an appointment in the Anatomy Department at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  Later he accepted a secondary appointment in Vanderbilt School of Nursing to teach Anatomy and Physiology.

When he retired after 45 years at Vanderbilt, he became Professor Emeritus, in both the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.  After “retiring” he worked for 14 years with the State of Tennessee Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, checking on nursing home residents to see that they were getting the care they needed and that the facilities were up to standards.

After hearing Mr. Fred Bailey, CAP’s founder, speak to the Men’s Club at his Hendersonville Church, Dr. Burt learned about CAP and what it was doing to help area youth with their academics and life skills.  He followed up on this and has been tutoring math and science since 2015. During the pandemic shutdown Dr. Burt was able to work one-on-one with a CAP student to help him improve his ACT scores. Thanks to Dr. Burt’s calm and easy approach to tutoring, Goamaar was able to improve his scores and is now attending UT Knoxville. CAP is very lucky to have such a smart, talented and kind tutor and we very much appreciate the difference he is making in the lives of our students.

Both he and his wife, Judy, live in Hendersonville, love dogs and currently have two rescue dogs, Ginger and Trapper. He also likes to hunt and fish and quite recently has taken up art, working in the medium of colored pencil and watercolor.

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