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    LAVA president aims to strengthen ties among Vanderbilt’s LGBTQIA+ alumni 

    Jay Larry, BA’14, JD’17, recounts his Vanderbilt story and his involvement to create a more inclusive alumni community as president of LAVA, the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni. Read More

    Jun. 10, 2021

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    Vanderbilt’s Black football pioneers reflect on an often difficult journey

    Before he was the first African American from Vanderbilt to play in the National Football League, spending seven seasons with the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants, Doug Nettles was a very bored college cornerback. The frenetic offenses and complex passing games that are commonplace in modern football were… Read More

    May. 19, 2021

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    Faculty Fellowship Challenge significantly expands faculty fellowships and directorships

    Vanderbilt University’s Faculty Fellowship Challenge, launched in September 2018 to create fellowships and directorships to fuel research discoveries and expand teaching opportunities, successfully concluded in December 2020 with 36 positions created, supported by 31 unique endowments from alumni and other donors. The university backed the challenge with a matching investment. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2021

  • Volunteer Leadership Week 2021

    Vanderbilt’s Volunteer Leadership Week drives collaboration and support

    Vanderbilt hosts a gathering of the university’s most engaged volunteer leaders each spring for a special weekend of activities designed to foster collaboration in support of the university's mission and momentum. This year all events were held virtually during Volunteer Leadership Week, an extended slate of programming presented Feb. 22–26. Read More

    Mar. 5, 2021

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    Owen Forward Highlights Alumni Business Leaders

    The Vanderbilt community heard unique insights and discussions with business leaders and innovators at Owen Forward, a weeklong virtual celebration of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management held Nov. 9–13. Read More

    Feb. 25, 2021

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    Inaugural ’Dores in Dialogue Event Examines Racial Disparities

    A new Vanderbilt event series highlighting diverse voices on vital issues, ’Dores in Dialogue, kicked off on Dec. 2, 2020, with a conversation on eliminating racial disparities in public safety and policing. The event was presented by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association and the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni. Read More

    Feb. 19, 2021

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    The 2020 Election: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Vanderbilt University alumni were offered the unique opportunity this fall to hear two of the country’s foremost political science experts, John Geer and Jon Meacham, discuss the U.S. presidential election in the four-part webinar series, “The 2020 Election: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Read More

    Nov. 3, 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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    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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    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

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

    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. Read More

    Jan. 28, 2020

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    Vanderbilt Faculty Are Highlight of 2020 Vanderbilt Travel Program

    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,… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    Summer Send-Offs Support New Commodores

    Elizabeth Hawkins, BA’86, and Bill Hawkins, BS’82, hosted the Nashville Summer Send-Off Party this summer. They are the parents of Charlie Hawkins, BA’18, and Eliza Hawkins, Class of 2021. This summer Vanderbilt’s welcoming, supportive community celebrated together at 52 Summer Send-Off Parties held in 31 states and three other countries. Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    New Members Join Alumni Association Board

    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… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

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    2019 Alumni Awards Presented by Alumni Association

    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… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

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    Student–Alumni Programs and Board Celebrate 10 Years

    Newton Adkins, BS’14 (bottom row, far right), joined the Student Alumni Board as a first-year student. Other members shown from the Class of 2014 board are (back row, left to right) Blake Wulfe, BS; Will Shipley, BA; Christopher Jerrolds, BA; (middle row, left to right) Katie Rose, BS; Hilary Robertson… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

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    ‘Commodores in the Community’ Celebrates Alumni Passion for Service

    Left to right: Nick Lovinger, BA’15; Jake Goldklang, BA’15; and Liam Byrne, BA’14, braved a snowy Saturday morning with other members of the Metro New York Vanderbilt Chapter to volunteer for their service project benefiting the Bowery Mission. Vanderbilt’s long-standing commitment to community service includes strong student traditions such… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

  • Alan Hicks, BA’66, left, speaks with Strong Inside author Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, at the San Francisco Commodore Classroom event.

    Perry Wallace’s Story Brings Alumni Together Nationwide

    Alan Hicks, BA’66, left, speaks with Strong Inside author Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, at the San Francisco Commodore Classroom event. 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… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2019

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    Build on Networking Night with Alumni Career Resources

    Alumni gather for November’s Vanderbilt University Networking Night in Beijing. 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… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2019

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    NYC Vanderbilt Chapter Receives Chancellor Update

    Chancellor Zeppos (center) chats with New York-area alumni at the event. Photos by Teri Bloom Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos recently shared an update on Vanderbilt’s strategic priorities with alumni, parents and friends at a special Metro New York Vanderbilt Chapter event, highlighting the opening of E. Bronson Ingram College,… Read More

    Nov. 19, 2018