Dr. Doug Sizemore, 1947-2017
Dr. Doug Sizemore, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, went to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, October 17th.
Coming to Covenant in 1974, Dr. Sizemore played a strategic role in redefining the focus, content, and personnel within the Department of Psychology. He was responsible for identifying and recruiting Dr. Michael Rulon as Covenant’s first professional and academic psychologist. Dr. Sizemore taught for nine years along with Dr. Rulon in the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Sizemore was responsible for the founding and development of the Department of Computer Science.
He developed Covenant’s first academic computing lab and in 1992 Dr. Sizemore secured a grant to be used for a portion of Covenant’s initial connections to the Internet. This grant was the first National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to be given to and accepted by Covenant College. He also developed one of the first, if not the first, comprehensive strategic plan for the use of technology at Covenant.
In addition to all of these academic, technological, and strategic initiatives, Doug Sizemore was a kind soul that loved the Lord and those around him. He was a positive and loving influence, and the care he took for those around him leaves an inheritance that has rewarded many. He taught at the College for 35 years, but it won’t take long to discover stories of thoughtfulness and understanding that reveal a life lived in obedience to the “Greatest Commandment.”
Dr. Sizemore is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Evelyn Sizemore, and daughter, Stephanie (Mike) Nadeja.
A reception will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, in the fellowship hall of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church followed by a memorial service in the sanctuary at 11:30 a.m.
Please share you memories of Douglas with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.