Author: Missy Pankake
May. 12, 2016—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.
May. 12, 2016—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.
May. 12, 2016—Ruth and Eugene Lamb celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.
May. 12, 2016—For more than 20 years, Dr. Brett Snyder has provided volunteer pediatric craniofacial care to children overseas and in his community.
May. 12, 2016—Since 2000, Dan Whittle, a senior attorney for the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, has been working to preserve Cuba’s natural resources, including pristine coral reefs and mangrove forests that form a thriving marine habitat.
May. 12, 2016—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.
May. 12, 2016—Kate Hendricks’ career in comedy started off slowly. In fact, she only realized she wanted to pursue comedy during an interview for a job at an ad agency. So she did what a lot of self-respecting comedians do: She moved to New York City and performed anywhere that would have her.
May. 12, 2016—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.
May. 12, 2016—Phila Rawlings Hach, one of the grande dames of Southern cooking, died Dec. 2, 2015, at the age of 89.
May. 12, 2016—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.
Blair School Confidential: Blair Students Combine the Resources of a Major Research University with Intense Music Study
May. 12, 2016—Blair students know they’ll be majoring in music—often in addition to other disciplines—but frequently they choose Vanderbilt for the other social and academic opportunities the university offers that a traditional music conservatory cannot. This means Blair students are among the busiest on campus, continuing their intense focus on music while juggling the demands of other classes.
Apr. 25, 2016—Abby Larson, whose wedding planning blog Style Me Pretty has showcased nearly 20,000 weddings since its launch in 2007, offers tips on how to personalize your big day.