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Winter 2014

Readers’ Letters

Mar. 12, 2014—It was a special treat to find in your latest issue the article by Bronwen Dickey about her father, James Dickey, BA’49, MA’50. She nailed him and that entire era of Deliverance.

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Memory Serves

Mar. 12, 2014—Paired with former Australian pro Mark Philippoussis at the Necker Cup, Trista Fredell played against some of tennis’ biggest stars, including John McEnroe.

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Know Your Vanderbilts

Mar. 12, 2014—With this handy cheat sheet, get ready to dazzle your friends the next time somebody asks which Vanderbilt family members had ties to your alma mater.

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Lasting Impact

Mar. 12, 2014—The theme for this year’s Impact Symposium, set for March 17–19, is “Exploring Our Contemporary Civil Rights and Responsibilities.” Speakers include Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), and former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine).

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Through a Glass, Darkly

Mar. 12, 2014—The earthquake that rocked the Washington, D.C., area Aug. 23, 2011, left the National Cathedral with $26 million worth of damage, which will take years to fix.

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Donor-Funded Program Boosts Undergraduate Research

Mar. 12, 2014—The Littlejohn Undergraduate Research Program expands opportunities for students from summer-only experiences to full academic-year endeavors.

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Tricia Rose Burt, BA’82

Mar. 12, 2014—Tricia Rose Burt's one-woman show, How to Draw a Nekkid Man, was selected for the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival.

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Sam Nackman, BE’10

Mar. 12, 2014—SpaceX launch engineer Sam Nackman is responsible for designing and overseeing construction of the launch pad’s hydraulic, fuel and nitrogen systems.

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Brocks Support Cancer Research with Fellowship

Mar. 12, 2014—John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises—along with his wife, Mary, and their three children—have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Jackson and Mack to Receive New Awards

Mar. 12, 2014—Todd Jackson, BA’96, EMBA’08, and Evan Mack, BMus’03, are the recipients of the Alumni Volunteer Award and the Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award, respectively.

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Alumni Association Board Expands Awards

Mar. 12, 2014—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association is seeking nominations not only for the Distinguished Alumni Award but also for five additional awards.

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Passages: Walter Paul Gibson Jr., BA’50 | Mary Jane Knowles Gibson, MA’57

Mar. 12, 2014—After 56 years of marriage, Walter Paul Gibson Jr. and Mary Jane Knowles Gibson died just three weeks apart last summer.

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