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Creating a Masterpiece

Creating a Masterpiece

Picasso continually pushed against prevailing artistic conventions, even his own previous work, to forge new creative paths that somehow remained unmistakably his own. That same idea of building upon the past to push further into the future runs deeply through this issue of Vanderbilt Magazine.

#Vandygram – Winter 2016

#Vandygram – Winter 2016

Each issue, Vanderbilt Magazine prints a handful of social media posts from alumni, students, faculty, staff and Commodore fans that include #Vandygram.

DANIEL DUBOIS

The Snowmen Cometh

Vanderbilt enjoyed a rare snow day Jan. 22 as Nashville got hit with 8 inches of the white stuff—the most snow that had fallen in the city since 2003.

Reunion 2015 By the Numbers

Reunion 2015 By the Numbers

Reunion is the single-largest gathering of alumni on campus. The October weekend connects dear friends with each other and the university, reminding them why they are Vanderbilt for Life.

Nearly 1,000 alumni worldwide gathered in their respective cities Nov. 5 for Vanderbilt’s annual Networking Night, including this crowd in Shanghai.

34 Cities Participate in Annual Networking Night

Vanderbilt’s second annual Networking Night drew 920 alumni in 34 cities Nov. 5. The atten­dees represented a diverse range of university schools, class years and industries, each seeking to strengthen their professional connections.

Celebrating the announcement of the CMA’s $3 million gift to Children’s Hospital are, standing, left to right, Frank Bumstead, MMgt’72, chair of the CMA Board of Directors; Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum; Dr. Jeff Balser, MD’90, PhD’90, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of Vanderbilt School of 
Medicine; Kix Brooks, board member for both the CMA and Children’s Hospital; and Kathryn Carell Brown, chair of Children’s Hospital’s “Growing to New Heights” campaign.

CMA Makes $3 Million Gift to Children’s Hospital

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is receiving significant philanthropic support through a $3 million gift from the Country Music Association (CMA). The gift represents the association’s further investment in the health and well-being of children throughout the region and will be used to support Children’s Hospital’s four-floor, 160,000-square-foot expansion.

Left to right: Price, Tsoubanos, Athletics Director David Williams, Bender, Schmittou and Fosnes (JOE HOWELL)

Hall of Famers: Class of 2015 Inducted

Vanderbilt announces nine additions to its Athletic Hall of Fame for 2015, representing the best of Vanderbilt’s athletic history.

Double Take: Simone Charley Stands Out on Two Vanderbilt Teams

Double Take: Simone Charley Stands Out on Two Vanderbilt Teams

Charley, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and the cousin of former Vanderbilt football player Damien Charley, BS’99, came to Vanderbilt on a soccer scholarship but is even more accomplished in the triple-jump. She finished fourth in the nation at the Indoor NCAA Championships last March and, three months later, followed up with a third-place finish at the Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Readers’ Letters, Winter 2016

Readers’ Letters, Winter 2016

The P.O.V. essay written by Mallory McDuff, BS’88, about her experience in Professor Vereen Bell’s freshman writing class resonated deeply within the Vanderbilt alumni community and beyond. A Facebook post about the piece generated more than 35,000 page views of the story online. It also sparked plenty of memories that people shared on social media.

West House Wins the Commons Alumni Challenge

West House Wins the Commons Alumni Challenge

During the weeks leading up to Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, the Classes of 2012–15 made a positive impact for Vanderbilt with a challenge based on their lasting house ties: The Commons Alumni Challenge. The competition rewarded the house with the highest percentage of alumni giving participation.