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Epilogue

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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Kenneth Epps, BS’90: Logistically Speaking

Aug. 4, 2020—Kenneth Epps, rear admiral and deputy chief of staff for fleet ordnance and supply in the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, understands the importance of logistics in today’s military.

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The Power of a Vanderbilt Education

Aug. 4, 2020—Even at 104 years old, Helen Sterling, BA’36, MA’38, handled aging with optimism and grace. Her affection for her alma mater motivated her to include the university in her estate plans. Thanks to her $1.6 million bequest for unrestricted support at Peabody College and the College of Arts and Science, her legacy at Vanderbilt endures.

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Michael Ainslie, BA’65: ‘A Nose for Trouble’

Aug. 4, 2020—Michael Ainslie has a knack for seeking out—and solving—difficult problems, as he writes in his new book A Nose for Trouble: Sotheby’s, Lehman Brothers, and My Life of Redefining Adversity.

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Sara Hutchison Hampshire, BSN’71, MSN’75, Women’s Health Trailblazer

Aug. 4, 2020—Sara Lissa Hutchison Hampshire died May 2, 2020, in Nashville after a brief battle with cancer. She was 71.

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William F. “Bill” Malone, BE’71, Conservationist, School Executive

Aug. 4, 2020—William F. “Bill” Malone, a public administrator who took part in one of Florida’s biggest Everglades restoration efforts, oversaw the construction and remodeling of dozens of schools, and came out of retirement to lead Palm Beach County’s schools as superintendent, died May 3, 2020, at age 77.

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Martha Priddy Patterson, BA’71, Retirement Planning Expert for Women

Aug. 4, 2020—Martha Nann Priddy Patterson, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who specialized in benefit and tax issues for large firms and wrote an influential book on financial planning for working women, died April 23, 2020, in Rockville, Maryland. She was 71. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, her father, Thomas “Cotton” Priddy, was a racecar driver and the owner...

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Asa Briggs, MSN’12: Continuity in Mental Health Nursing

Aug. 4, 2020—Watching his aunt struggle with bipolar disorder, Asa Briggs traded in his legal aspirations to pursue a career in mental health care.

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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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