Webb School of Knoxville
Webb School of Knoxville

Davis Tarwater '02- Swimmer/ Olympian

In 2012, Webb Class of 2002 graduate Davis Tarwater won an Olympic Gold as a member of the United States Olympic swim team following a distinguished collegiate swimming career at University of Michigan where he completed his bachelor’s degree in political science. A three-time NCAA champion and 13-time All-American, Tarwater was U-M’s Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient his senior year, recognizing his success in scholarship and athletics. Tarwater set three Big Ten conference and six school records en route to six conference titles and was named 2006 Michigan Male College Athlete of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club. The award honors athletic achievement, academics, and community service. He represented the United States in the World Championships three times, winning a gold medal as part of the 2009 4X200-meter freestyle relay team, and he has won three individual and five relay national titles. In 2011, he set an American record in the short course 200-meter butterfly.

Tarwater also holds a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford. He has traveled the globe as a professional speaker, offering inspiration and expertise to audiences ranging from young athletes to corporate executives. Tarwater is co-founder of Gulfstream Capital, LLC. He also serves as co-head coach of Webb’s varsity swimming and diving team.

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Margie Stewart ’88

“Long after the facts and figures faded, what has remain with me from my days at Webb are the memories of my teachers. They gave me the skills and confidence to tackle future challenges I couldn’t even have imagined back in high school. Throughout my college years, graduate studies, and career, I’ve gratefully carried the joy of learning they instilled and cultivated in me.”

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Greer Mackebee ’08

Greer is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he focuses on the development and finance of renewable energy and large transportation infrastructure projects.

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Katherine Walker ’03

“I owe so much to the education I received at Webb and to the teachers who supported me into pursuing an arts education. I didn't quite realize how impactful my time at Webb was until after graduation. Webb has taught me to be a self-reliant thinker with a love of learning.”

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Peter Jacobstein ’83

Peter Jacobstein is a digital technology leader with deep experience in financial services and media. He currently serves as Chief Strategic Partnership Officer at Interface Financial, leading the company's growth in digital supply chain finance.

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Galen Erickson ’13

"I began attending the Webb School of Knoxville in 6th grade, played plenty of baseball, and graduated seven years later with the Class of 2013. I enrolled at the University of Southern California and majored in International Relations with a minor in Economics."

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Ginny Bowers Izydore, ’78

"Attending Webb School had an enormous impact on my life and the direction that it took. I arrived at Webb as a freshman after the unexpected death of my father the year prior followed by a sudden move to Knoxville, away from the friends and support that I had known up to that point."

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