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    Dominic McCarthy, BA’90, Bonded Spirits

    From a 65-acre dairy farm in Cooraclare, Ireland, Dominic McCarthy is courting clover. He’s the newest player in the booming international market for Irish whiskey, helping to found the Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co. in 2015 with wife Louise McGuane, the company’s CEO, and a… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

  • Alumni Association Board Announces 2018 Honorees

    Alumni Association Board Announces 2018 Honorees

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board announces its 2018 alumni award recipients: Samar Ali, BS’03, JD’06; Kimberly Bryant, BE’89; Krista Donaldson, BE’95; Rashed Fakhruddin, BE’91; and Heiki Miki, MBA’96. They will be honored Oct. 11 during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend. “These honorees include alumni who are recognized around the… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

  • New Members, Leadership for Alumni Association Board

    New Members, Leadership for Alumni Association Board

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board announces new leadership and the addition of eight new members. On July 1, Dan Lovinger, BA’87, replaced Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77, as president, and Tim Warnock, BA’84, became president-elect. Each will serve a two-year term. “I look forward to working with each… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Camilla Dietz Bergeron, BA’64, ‘From Stocks to Rocks’

    Camilla Dietz Bergeron, an emerita trustee whose passion for collecting jewelry led to her founding a noted estate jewelry firm, died May 20 after a long illness. She was 76. Bergeron was president of Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd., a New York–based purveyor of fine antique, period and estate… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Gary D. Scudder: Strategic Management

    An expert on new product development and strategic planning, Gary D. Scudder, James A. Speyer Professor of Production Management and professor of operations management, died June 13 in Nashville. He was 65 years old. Scudder came to Owen in 1990 from the Carlson School of Management… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Tommy Howe: Science in Glass

    Thomas Floyd “Tommy” Howe Jr., who served as the scientific glassblower for Vanderbilt’s Department of Chemistry for 30 years, died June 29 in Nashville. He was 76. During his three decades at the university, Howe made major contributions to the chemistry department’s teaching and research programs as well… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2018

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    Volunteer Leadership Weekend Brings 200 Alumni and Parent Volunteers Together

    J.R. Hand, BS’03, and Kailey Hand, BS’03, MEd’05 The 200 alumni and parent volunteers represented Reunion, chapters, the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni, G.O.L.D. Council, and the Parents and Family Association board. “There was an exciting energy level with so many Commodores together. I really enjoyed meeting the… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Lisa Abramson, BA’05: Empowering Mama

    After Lisa Abramson gave birth to her first daughter in 2014, she descended into a dark period of postpartum depression and psychosis, a mood disorder that is estimated to affect more than 3 million women—roughly one in seven new moms—every year. The experience influenced her to write The… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Seniors Learn about Life after Commodore Cards

    Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt University How much should I expect to pay for rent? What about finding a roommate? How should I manage taxes? Vanderbilt seniors are well prepared to succeed in a number of fulfilling careers, but still have lots of questions about adjusting to life after… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Ben Edquist, BMus’13: Singin’ in the Rain

    Photo by Laurie Perez When Hurricane Harvey struck Houston in August 2017, one of the hardest-hit areas was downtown, home to the Houston Grand Opera. The company was flooded out of its Wortham Theater Center home, but the show would go on. The company’s season-opening… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Theo Morrison, BS’92: Community Lobbyist

    Theo Morrison, Joe Howell/Vanderbilt University Theo Morrison developed his civic acumen as a kid watching televised Nashville Metro Council meetings with his parents. “They instilled in me a love for my community and a commitment to making sure that I was engaged,” he says. “It was fascinating to… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Alumni across the Country Came Together on Giving Day to Show Commodore Pride

    Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt University During Vanderbilt’s third annual Giving Day on June 5, alumni from across the country showed their support and Commodore pride by making gifts of all sizes. Bryan Byrdlong, BA’15, was among them. As the chair of Graduates Of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) for the Nashville Chapter… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Passages: Frank F. Drowota III, Chief Justice

    Frank F. Drowota III, BA’60, JD’65, who served on the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1980 to 2006, died April 15. He was 79. Drowota served on the Davidson County Chancery Court and the state Court of Appeals before first winning a seat on the state Supreme… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Passages: Nancy Ransom, Champion of Women

    Daniel DuBois/Vanderbilt University Nancy Ransom, MAT’71, EdD’88, founding director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt and a champion of women’s rights, education and gender equality, died March 19 in Wilmington, Delaware, from complications of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 89. From 1978… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Passages: Gene TeSelle, Community Activist

    Eugene Arthur TeSelle Jr., Oberlin Professor of Church History and Theology, emeritus, and a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1. He was 86. TeSelle was born in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 8, 1931. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Passages, Winter 2018

    William W. Bain Jr., BA’59:  Long-Term Strategist William W. Bain Jr., an alumnus and emeritus member of the Board of Trust, died Jan. 16 at his home in Naples, Florida. He was 80 years old. Bain founded Bain & Co., a corporate strategy consulting… Read More

    Feb. 26, 2018

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    Obituary: Ann Cook Calhoun, PhD’72, The Bard for All

    Ann Cook Calhoun (photo by John Russell) Ann Cook Calhoun, Vanderbilt professor of English, emerita—an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar and a powerful force for making the Bard’s plays accessible to everyone—died Aug. 13, 2017, in Nashville after a brief illness. She was 82. Calhoun held leadership roles in… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

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    Obituary: Samuel T. McSeveney, Historian of the Gilded Age

    Samuel T. McSeveney, professor of history, emeritus, and a Vanderbilt faculty member for nearly 30 years, died Aug. 5 in Nashville. He was 86. McSeveney was an expert on late-19th-century American history—particularly the Gilded Age and political history of New York City and the Northeast—and was the author… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

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    Faculty Are for Life: Message from the Alumni Association president

    Vanderbilt faculty are among the many reasons our students have been voted the happiest in the U.S. We all have professors we remember with fondness and admiration. For me, two were life-changing. Professor Robert Birkby was rough, tough, demanding, intimidating—and beloved by his students. He did not suffer… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

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    Obituary: L. Hall Hardaway Jr., BE’57, Building Nashville

    L. Hall Hardaway Jr., chairman of the board of Hardaway Construction Co., Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus, and an emeritus Vanderbilt trustee, died Sept. 20, 2017, in Nashville. He was 84. Having earned his Vanderbilt degree in civil engineering, he first worked as a field superintendent with… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017