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Bubble Bonanza: Alternative Spring Break Trip to Jamaica

Bubble Bonanza: Alternative Spring Break Trip to Jamaica

This year a total of 491 Vanderbilt students participated in Alternative Spring Break projects, which spanned 42 U.S. cities, as well as Panama, Nicaragua and Jamaica.

Spies Like Us: When War Disrupted the Chance of a Lifetime, Two Future Vanderbilt Chancellors Proved Their Mettle

Spies Like Us: When War Disrupted the Chance of a Lifetime, Two Future Vanderbilt Chancellors Proved Their Mettle

World War I marked the beginning of a great adventure that took Harvie Branscomb and Oliver Carmichael from Oxford, England, to Belgium, where they played a vital role in the largest hunger-relief effort the world had ever known.

Josh Henderson 
celebrates after sinking an 80-foot shot, which prompted a Sports-Center interview.

Miracle Maker: Henderson Stuns Fans with 80-Foot Shot

The miracle shot was a memorable moment for Josh Henderson, a Roanoke, Virginia, native who has persevered through several serious injuries to emerge as a key contributor during his sixth season at Vanderbilt. Having earned his B.A. in economics in 2014, he’s now working toward an M.Ed. in leadership and organizational performance at Peabody. He is the only graduate student on the team’s roster.

Ro Coleman greets 
fans June 22, 2015, before a rematch 
with Virginia at the 
College World Series.

Big Man on Campus: Coleman ‘Always in The Middle of the Big Moments’

Three years ago Ro Coleman made the unlikely journey from inner-city Chicago to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt on a baseball scholarship.

Reunion 2016 Kicks Off with Leadership Conference

Reunion 2016 Kicks Off with Leadership Conference

One hundred chapter leaders and Reunion chairs came together for the 2016 Reunion Kickoff and Chapter Leadership Conference in February.

She Said Yes: Ruth and Eugene Lamb, BE’47

She Said Yes: Ruth and Eugene Lamb, BE’47

Ruth and Eugene Lamb celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.

“The memories and experiences I’ve had with Vanderbilt are so positive and such a big part of my life,” says university trustee and Cincinnati pediatrician 
Dr. Robert Schiff Jr. Through his family’s charitable foundation, he is supporting Opportunity Vanderbilt and ensuring future generations of students can 
afford a Vanderbilt education. (JOHN RUSSELL)

’Dore of Opportunity: Parents’ Example Sparks a Major Commitment to Students’ Financial Needs

Hoping to ensure that the door to a Vanderbilt education is open to every talented student inspired Board of Trust member Dr. Robert Schiff Jr., BS’77, a Cincinnati pediatrician, to make a transformative $10,000,000 commitment to Opportunity Vanderbilt.

John Geer speaks to the 
Nashville Vanderbilt Chapter. (SUSAN URMY)

Chapters Bring Vanderbilt Classrooms to Alumni

Vanderbilt alumni share a passion for lifelong learning and often request educational programs. The Alumni Association is responding by sponsoring more Commodore Classrooms events in chapter cities.

Parents Challenged with Opportunity to Give

Parents Challenged with Opportunity to Give

Vanderbilt supporters play a crucial role in advancing Vanderbilt’s mission to educate, discover and lead—and parents of current undergraduate students have a unique opportunity to give back and directly impact their student’s experience as a Commodore.

Vandy Proud: Derrick Gragg, BS’92

Vandy Proud: Derrick Gragg, BS’92

Former Commodore football player Derrick Gragg, BS’92, vice president and director of athletics at the University of Tulsa, was honored during halftime at the Vanderbilt–Kentucky men’s basketball game Feb. 27 by David Williams II, Vanderbilt athletics director and vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs.