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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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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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Memphis Vanderbilt Chapter Screens “Triumph” and Shares Perspectives

Feb. 17, 2020—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 National Civil Rights Museum for a screening of Triumph—The...

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Five Steps to Building Your Career Network through the VUconnect Online Community

Jan. 28, 2020—Vanderbilt alumni form a robust, global network of more than 145,000 Commodores. The VUconnect online community gives you easy tools to start building and growing professional relationships with fellow alumni anywhere in just five steps.

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Summer Send-Offs Support New Commodores

Nov. 7, 2019—This summer Vanderbilt’s welcoming, supportive community celebrated together at 52 Summer Send-Off Parties held in 31 states and three other countries. Hosted by parents and alumni, these special gatherings help new students and their families connect with current students and their parents and with alumni from the same area. University leaders are present to share...

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Vanderbilt Faculty Are Highlight of 2020 Vanderbilt Travel Program

Nov. 7, 2019—Each year the Vanderbilt Travel Program offers exciting opportunities for alumni, parents and friends. The 2020 lineup features 24 trips, including a scenic Japanese cruise, a journey through Vietnam, and fresh itineraries for popular European destinations. The shining highlight of the program is the addition of Vanderbilt faculty members. Currently, 12 trips feature faculty, with...

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New Members Join Alumni Association Board

Aug. 20, 2019—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 Vanderbilt is a great addition to...

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2019 Alumni Awards Presented by Alumni Association

Aug. 20, 2019—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 Kim, BE’10, ME’11, awards committee chair...

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Student–Alumni Programs and Board Celebrate 10 Years

May. 23, 2019—For 10 years the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s Student–Alumni Programs have helped thousands of students build class traditions and connect with alumni. The Student Alumni Board has been there every step of the way. Newton Adkins, BS’14, joined the Student Alumni Board during his first year at Vanderbilt. “I was excited to do something meaningful that...

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‘Commodores in the Community’ Celebrates Alumni Passion for Service

May. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s long-standing commitment to community service includes strong student traditions such as Alternative Spring Break and supporting areas of need in the Nashville area. In March 2019 the Vanderbilt Alumni Association celebrated that passion with a new monthlong series—Commodores in the Community—to extend the collective impact of the global Vanderbilt alumni network. Liam Byrne, BA’14,...

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Perry Wallace’s Story Brings Alumni Together Nationwide

Feb. 19, 2019—The New York Times best-selling book Strong Inside shares the trailblazing Vanderbilt experience of Perry Wallace, BE’70. The story has resonated with alumni everywhere, and Commodore Classrooms events have provided author Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, visiting author of Vanderbilt Athletics, a venue at which to lead engaging conversations about this important part of Vanderbilt’s history with...

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Build on Networking Night with Alumni Career Resources

Feb. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt’s impressive worldwide community of more than 140,000 alumni was on display in November with the Alumni Association’s fifth annual Networking Night. More than 1,100 alumni representing a wide range of professions, ages and Vanderbilt degrees gathered on the same night in 38 cities, including Hong Kong, London, Chicago and Portland, Oregon. “Networking Night continues...

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