Alumni Association News

  • 'Dores in Dialogue

    ’Dores in Dialogue: ‘A Conversation About the History of Hispanic Heritage Month’ is Oct. 8

    The next event in the ’Dores in Dialogue series, “A Conversation About the History of Hispanic Heritage Month,” will be on Friday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon CT. Read More

    Sep. 27, 2021

  • Jay Larry

    LAVA president aims to strengthen ties among Vanderbilt’s LGBTQIA+ alumni 

    Jay Larry, BA’14, JD’17, recounts his Vanderbilt story and his involvement to create a more inclusive alumni community as president of LAVA, the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni. Read More

    Jun. 10, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Support the Class of 2021

    As alumni, we can help graduating Commodores prepare for the new chapter in their lives by encouraging and supporting them with mentorship and internship and job opportunities. Let’s show the Class of 2021 what it means to be Vanderbilt for Life. Read More

    Apr. 26, 2021

  • Vanderbilt Giving Day 2021 Thank You!

    More than 7,600 members of Vanderbilt community support university on Giving Day

    More than 7,600 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, joined together on Giving Day, April 7, to donate more than $5 million to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership. Read More

    Apr. 8, 2021

  • Tim Warnock

    ’Dores to Gratitude

    A note of thanks to all the alumni who volunteered their time, expertise and energy to support Vanderbilt students during the unprecedented challenges of the past year from Vanderbilt Alumni Association President Tim Warnock Read More

    Feb. 18, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Reunion 2020 Postponed

    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. Read More

    Aug. 4, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Five Honored with 2020 Alumni Association Awards

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors announces its 2020 alumni award recipients. Read More

    Aug. 4, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Strong Shoulders: Dr. David Patterson

    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. Read More

    Aug. 4, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Alumni Association Board Welcomes New Leadership, Members

    The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors announces new leadership and the addition of six new members. Read More

    Aug. 4, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Commodore Community

    Tremendous engagement and volunteer opportunities are available for alumni. Please check into them at vuconnect.com. Read More

    Aug. 3, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Message from the Alumni Association President: Support Student Internships

    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… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

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    Message from the Alumni Association President

    Vanderbilt Alumni Impact the World Dan Lovinger 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… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

  • Portrait of Alumni Association Board President Dan Lovinger

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

    Dan Lovinger 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… Read More

    Aug. 23, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    New Members Join Alumni Association Board

    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… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    2019 Alumni Awards Presented by Alumni Association

    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… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    The Hindles: Leading by Example

    John Hindle 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… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

  • Portrait of Alumni Association Board President Dan Lovinger

    Message from the Alumni Association President

    Impacting Alumni Careers Dan Lovinger 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… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Student–Alumni Programs and Board Celebrate 10 Years

    Newton Adkins, BS’14 (bottom row, far right), joined the Student Alumni Board as a first-year student. Other members shown from the Class of 2014 board are (back row, left to right) Blake Wulfe, BS; Will Shipley, BA; Christopher Jerrolds, BA; (middle row, left to right) Katie Rose, BS; Hilary Robertson… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

  • Portrait of Alumni Association Board President Dan Lovinger

    No one is an island. We are all connected.

    Dan Lovinger Few times in my life has this concept been more evident than while I was a student at Vanderbilt. With access to a broad range of ideas and perspectives, I quickly understood the importance of engaging individuals whose lives and stories could impact my own. At… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Your Success Promotes Vanderbilt

    There’s a tremendous pride in learning that our classmates have found success in their fields. These moments are common for Vanderbilt graduates because our fellow alumni work at the forefront of industry and innovation, and cultivate positive change. They remind the world that Vanderbilt prepares students for success… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018