MEDIA ADVISORY – Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee and Fisk President Hazel O’Leary to celebrate two universities’ science partnership

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Gordon Gee and Fisk University President Hazel O’Leary will lead a celebration Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. of the two universities’ Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program partnership to increase the number of minority students pursuing their doctoral degrees in physics, astronomy and the biomedical sciences. Both university leaders will speak, and students who are participating in the partnership will be available for interviews. The event will feature a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

More information about the bridge program is available at

WHAT:Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program Celebration

WHO:Fisk President Hazel O’Leary, Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee, Fisk and Vanderbilt students and professors

WHERE:Jubilee Hall, Fisk University Jubilee Hall is located off of Meharry Blvd. on the Fisk campus. The university is located at 1000 17th Ave. North. For detailed directions, visit Parking is available in any non-assigned spot.

WHEN:Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m.

Media contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS

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