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

    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… Read More

    Aug 4, 2020

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

    Watching his aunt struggle with bipolar disorder, Asa Briggs traded in his legal aspirations to pursue a career in mental health care. Read More

    Aug 4, 2020

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Commodore Community

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

    Aug 3, 2020

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    ‘Know Better, Do Better’: Charlane Oliver, BS’05, focuses on educating and energizing the Black electorate

    Oliver is a co-founder of the Equity Alliance, an organization dedicated to educating and energizing the Black electorate. Read More

    Jul 23, 2020

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    Former Vanderbilt alumni trustee John Loomis has died

    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. Read More

    Apr 9, 2020

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    Barbara Bell, EdD’18: Veteran Vision

    Photo by Susan Urmy As director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, retired Navy Capt. Barbara Bell wants to give girls the confidence and knowledge to excel in technical careers long dominated by men. A 28-year veteran and one of the first… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    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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    Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in Business through Philanthropy

    Jasmine Greer, photo by John Russell Jasmine Greer, BE’16, applied to only one MBA program: Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. She wanted to stay at Vanderbilt and chose Owen not only for its top-flight academic program but also its collaborative environment. At Owen, Greer has immersed herself in several… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    Duc Pham, MD’98: From Vietnam to Vanderbilt

    Duc Pham often speaks about how lucky he has been, despite a difficult childhood during the Vietnam War after which his father, a police captain in South Vietnam, was sentenced without trial by the North Vietnamese to seven and a half years of hard labor in a prison camp. “When… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    Fred Graham, LLB’59, Legal Eagle

    Photo by Tom Williams/Getty Images Fred P. Graham, whose career as a legal affairs reporter, television anchor and author spanned more than four decades, died Dec. 28 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 88. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Graham earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    Luke Gregory, MA’81, Children’s Hospital Leader

    Photo by Joe Howell Luke Gregory, CEO of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and senior vice president for business development, died Oct. 18, 2019, after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was 63. The embodiment of a servant leader, Gregory joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2007… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    M. Fräncille Bergquist, ‘Heart’ of Arts and Science

    Photo by John Russell M. Fräncille Bergquist, a beloved professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to advising and mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, died Nov. 17 in Nashville. She was 74. “Fräncille had a wonderful talent for believing… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    Memphis Vanderbilt Chapter Screens “Triumph” and Shares Perspectives

    Photo by Trey Clark For Jessie Wallace Jackson, the trailblazing experience of her brother Perry Wallace, BE’71, is a story of love and hope for the future. A recent Memphis Vanderbilt Chapter Commodore Classroom expanded his inspiring message. On Dec. 9, more than 60 alumni and friends gathered at the… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

  • Elizabeth Spencer, MA’43, Master of the Short Story

    Elizabeth Spencer, MA’43, Master of the Short Story

    Photo by John Rosenthal Elizabeth Spencer, a celebrated author whose irony-laced novels and short stories explored family strife and buried histories, died Dec. 22 at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was 98. Spencer’s seven-decade career, beginning with the 1948 novel Fire in the Morning, was one of… Read More

    Feb 17, 2020

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    Lauren Mandel, BA’15: The Art of the Possible

    Like many people her age, Lauren Mandel developed her funny bone to the antics of comedians like Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph on "Saturday Night Live." Read More

    Nov 7, 2019

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    Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, MS’84: UNESCO Education Leader

    It was with a scholarship from the Africa–America Institute that Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta enrolled at Vanderbilt to study educational leadership. Honored with the institute’s Distinguished Alumna Award, she now invests those skills in her native Africa. Read More

    Nov 7, 2019

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    Amanda Iovino, BA’08: Pushing for Positive Change

    Photo by Pamela Lepold Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in June 1919, and the amendment became law Aug. 26, 1920, giving American women the right to vote after a decades-long fight. This year, the centennial of women gaining the right to vote, a record number of… Read More

    Nov 7, 2019