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Author: Seth Robertson

Former Vanderbilt alumni trustee John Loomis has died

Apr. 9, 2020—John R. Loomis, a former alumni trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, philanthropist and investment adviser, died March 31 from long-term health issues. The Larchmont, New York, resident was 90.

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Fellowship program established by bestselling author James Patterson to bring distinguished visiting scholars to Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2019—Philanthropic support from bestselling author and Vanderbilt University alumnus James Patterson, MA’70, has established new fellowships that will bring distinguished visiting scholars to the university. The Patterson Fellowships will allow visiting scholars to stay for up to a week at Vanderbilt’s Residential Colleges, where they will discuss their work and interact regularly with students.

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Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception

Oct. 3, 2019—The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19.

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Vanderbilt welcomes first cohort of seven veterans to Bass Military Scholars Program

Aug. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program begins its inaugural year with the arrival of seven new scholars on campus this semester. The scholars, all of whom are U.S. military veterans, are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt’s schools.

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Dalton family commits $12.75 million to support Law and Business Program at Vanderbilt Law School

Jan. 23, 2019—A new $12.75 million gift to Vanderbilt Law School from alumnus and former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chairman Mark Dalton and his family will provide support for the law school's Law and Business Program, which prepares students to enter legal practice with a solid understanding of business law, corporate management, accounting and finance.

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Alumni couple gives $5M to support student scholars, faculty leaders at Vanderbilt University

Dec. 3, 2018—The commitment from alumni Elizabeth Sauereisen Allen, BS’83, and Vanderbilt Board of Trust member Greg Allen, BA’84, builds on their legacy of generosity toward the university and continues their support for faculty and program leadership, as well as current and future student scholars.

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Vanderbilt invests $25M, issues challenge to establish faculty fellowships, directorships

Oct. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt is inviting alumni and donors to play a key role in expanding support for faculty throughout their careers with the launch of the Faculty Fellowship Challenge.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: Deep Healing

Sep. 6, 2018—Two VU alumni are making waves in drug discovery by plumbing the oceans’ depths for new therapeutic molecules.

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New faculty chair in Vanderbilt’s Basic Sciences created in memory of biochemist Richard Armstrong

Aug. 29, 2018—A $1 million gift has established a new faculty chair within the School of Medicine’s Basic Sciences that is named in honor of the late biochemist Richard Armstrong.

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New scholarship honors legacy of civil rights leader James Lawson

Jun. 25, 2018—The new Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. Scholarship provides need-based financial support for underrepresented minority students who demonstrate a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

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Ferrini family establishes scholarships at Vanderbilt law, medical schools to honor son’s memory

Apr. 30, 2018—Two new scholarships at Vanderbilt University—one at Vanderbilt Law School, the other at the School of Medicine—have been named in honor of alumnus Rick Ferrini, JD’11.

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