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Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77: Lifelong Loyalty

Jul. 28, 2017, 11:18 AM

Forty-six years ago Perry Brandt arrived at Vanderbilt for a seven-year experience that remarkably changed the trajectory of his life.

“I owe Vanderbilt a huge debt of gratitude,” Brandt says. “Thanks to scholarship support, I was the first member of my family to attend college. I arrived as an unmolded blob of clay, and left as a lawyer ready to practice in a big law firm.

“Along the way I formed lifelong relationships with professors like Don Hall and Bob Birkby,” he adds. “I formed a powerful, emotional connection to the university that grows stronger each time I see our black and gold.”

Brandt has turned that loyalty into advocacy as a model volunteer.

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