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Six Alumni Honored with 2016 Awards

Six Alumni Honored with 2016 Awards

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 awards that recognize the diverse talents, accomplishments and volunteer support of outstanding alumni. They will be honored at an Oct. 20 ceremony during Reunion.

Alumni Association Board Names New Leadership, Members

Alumni Association Board Names New Leadership, Members

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors announces new leadership and the addition of eight new members. On July 1, Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77, replaced Patti White, BA’76, as president, and Dan Lovinger, BA’87, became president-elect. Each will serve a two-year term.

Lois Gunden Clemens, MA’39: Righteous Among the Nations

Lois Gunden Clemens, MA’39: Righteous Among the Nations

Lois Gunden Clemens, MA’39, was honored posthumously by the Israeli government in January for her actions to save Jewish children during the Holocaust while establishing a refugee children’s home in southern France.

Pastry Protection: Q&A with Candice Cook Simmons, JD’03, about Trademarking Intellectual Property

Pastry Protection: Q&A with Candice Cook Simmons, JD’03, about Trademarking Intellectual Property

Sure, you’ve heard of the Cronut®. It’s the half-croissant, half-doughnut that took the world by storm a few years ago. But have you ever wondered why you’ve heard of it? It’s because of innovative attorneys like Candice Cook Simmons, who received her law degree from Vanderbilt in 2003.

Building the Bomb: Vanderbilt Physicists Played a Key Role in Developing the First Nuclear Weapons

Building the Bomb: Vanderbilt Physicists Played a Key Role in Developing the First Nuclear Weapons

In part because much of their work remains classified even after 70 years, the contributions of a group of young Vanderbilt physicists to the Manhattan Project have never received the level of recognition they deserve.

A cartoon from “The Story of a Boy,” created by the Rockefeller Sanitary 
Commission in the early 1900s to help educate poor residents of the South about hookworm disease. (B. STEPHANY/ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION)

Lessons Learned

In the fall of 1902, Dr. Charles Wardell Stiles, a zoologist with the U.S. Public Health Service, got a hunch that parasites were causing large swaths of the South’s rural poor to suffer an array of debilitating symptoms.

Young Alumnus Pays It Forward with Monthly Gift

Young Alumnus Pays It Forward with Monthly Gift

When Nathan Bird, BE’15, got married at the end of last year and sat down with his wife, Katherine, to plan their first budget together, it was important to him to set aside funds for Vanderbilt.

Pushed to Extremes: Meredith Dolhare, BS’96, Uses the Power of Sports to Help the Homeless

Pushed to Extremes: Meredith Dolhare, BS’96, Uses the Power of Sports to Help the Homeless

Several years after graduating in 1996, Meredith Dolhare found a new passion: running. Dolhare completed several marathons and 12 Ironman triathlons before setting her sights on far more arduous adventures. In 2013 she finished third in the Badwater Ultramarathon—a 135-mile race in 120-plus-degree heat that features a grueling climb from California’s Death Valley (279 feet below sea level) to the trailhead of Mount Whitney (8,360 feet).

Readers’ Letters, Spring 2016

Readers’ Letters, Spring 2016

ADDENDA I have some additional facts to add to the article “A Plan for All Seasons” in the Winter 2016 issue. First, I was surprised to learn that George Kessler designed the 1905 plan for Vanderbilt that was realized only in the case of Furman Hall. As a student IRead More

#Vandygram: Spring 2016

#Vandygram: Spring 2016

Plenty of notable personalities visited Vanderbilt this past spring or showed some love to Commodore Nation on social media—and sometimes both.