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Reunion 2020 Postponed

Aug. 4, 2020—Because of continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Reunion 2020 General Chairs Karen Fesmire, BS’80, and Bill Fesmire, BA’80, have announced the postponement of Reunion 2020 until the fall of 2021.

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Five Honored with 2020 Alumni Association Awards

Aug. 4, 2020—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors announces its 2020 alumni award recipients.

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Strong Shoulders: Dr. David Patterson

Aug. 4, 2020—Dr. David Patterson, BA’81, MD’85, is proof the Vanderbilt experience doesn’t have to end after graduation. Patterson has served Vanderbilt as a trustee since 2013. He also is a member of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Board of Directors, and past president of the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association.

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Alumni Association Board Welcomes New Leadership, Members

Aug. 4, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors announces new leadership and the addition of six new members.

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Commodore Community

Aug. 3, 2020—Tremendous engagement and volunteer opportunities are available for alumni. Please check into them at vuconnect.com.

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Message from the Alumni Association President: Support Student Internships

Feb. 17, 2020—Internships have the potential to transform students’ lives by providing hands-on experiences and access to professional networks. Alumni play an important role in making internship opportunities possible. Approximately 70 percent of graduating Vanderbilt seniors report completing an internship. Vanderbilt students’ internships run the gamut—from conducting medical research and working on a telescope project at NASA’s...

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Message from the Alumni Association President

Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt Alumni Impact the World One of my great pleasures as president of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board is to highlight some of the Commodores who are leading positive change in the lives of people around the world. When Justin Miller, BS’09, was a student at Vanderbilt, he witnessed firsthand the grim reality for AIDS...

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Message from the Alumni Association President: Share your thoughts on Vanderbilt’s next chancellor

Aug. 23, 2019—By all measures—admissions, graduation rates, philanthropic support, exceptional faculty, diversity and financial health—Vanderbilt has raised its profile dramatically under the leadership of Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. We will be forever grateful for his knowledge, vision and passion during his 11 years as chancellor, as well as his 32 total years of service at the university....

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New Members Join Alumni Association Board

Aug. 20, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors announces seven new members, who began their three-year terms July 1. “Each of these new members sets a great example for all alumni through their philanthropy and volunteerism,” says Dan Lovinger, BA’87, president of the Alumni Association Board. “That passion for Vanderbilt is a great addition to...

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2019 Alumni Awards Presented by Alumni Association

Aug. 20, 2019—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2019 alumni award recipients. They will be honored Oct. 17 at a special ceremony during Reunion and Homecoming weekend. “These honorees shine through their professional accomplishments and leadership service to their communities and Vanderbilt,” says Jodie Leeka Kim, BE’10, ME’11, awards committee chair...

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The Hindles: Leading by Example

Aug. 20, 2019—The establishment of the Hindle Family Scholarship in 2014 was one more way for John Hindle, BA’68, PhD’81, and his wife, Joan Barr Hindle, to pay forward the lifelong success they have achieved, which John credits in large measure to his Vanderbilt education. At the time they created the fund as part of Opportunity Vanderbilt,...

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Message from the Alumni Association President

May. 23, 2019—Impacting Alumni Careers Vanderbilt alumni truly are Vanderbilt for Life. By giving back as volunteers and donors, we directly impact future alumni and prepare them to take the next steps in their lives. Many help students find their way in the real world by sharing career advice and offering internships. I started the Vandy on...

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