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    Austin Dirks, BE’08: A ‘GreenLight’ to help health care

    GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks bills his company as a smarter way to evaluate new medical technology, using a cloud-based system that pulls together quality and value-based data to streamline collaborative purchasing decisions in hospital and health care systems. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2020

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    Chris Murdock, BA’99, and Tom Milic, BA’99

    Class of 1999 alumni Chris Murdock and Tom Milic started a recruiting company with a new way of doing business that has grown into a firm with international reach. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2020

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    Monique Nelson-Nwachuku, BS’96: A Different Path

    A profile of Monique Nelson-Nwachuku, winner of Vanderbilt’s 2020 Alumni Professional Achievement Award, who is chairman and CEO of UniWorld Group, the country’s longest-standing multicultural marketing agency. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2020

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    Ben Schecter, BS’18, and Allie Golden, BS’18

    Last spring, as thousands of health care employees worked tirelessly to do good in the wake of COVID-19, Houston native Ben Schecter and several Vanderbilt friends, including fellow Class of '18 alumna Allie Golden, decided on a model that would help struggling local restaurants and serve health care workers at the same time. Read More

    Nov. 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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    Amanda Iovino, BA’08: Pushing for Positive Change

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    Tom Mulder, BMus’12: Musician and Mentor

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Nov. 7, 2019

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    Dorothy Gunther Pugh, BA’72: Dance with a different P.O.V.

    It’s been a long journey for CEO and founding artistic director Dorothy Gunther Pugh, the former junior-high schoolteacher whose dream was to bring a premier ballet company to her native city. For her vision she was named Memphian of the Year last December by Memphis, the City Magazine. Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Lisa Abramson, BA’05: Empowering Mama

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Theo Morrison, BS’92: Community Lobbyist

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Jun. 8, 2018

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    Caleb Feiring, BA’15: Pedaling tales of the American farm

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Feb. 26, 2018

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    Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, BS’02: The gut guy

    For Charleston, S.C., gastroenterologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, the human gut, literally, is the key to health. Read More

    Feb. 26, 2018

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    Jose Garrido, BA’03: A family affair

    Jose Garrido’s influence can be found on grocery shelves throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. As executive vice president of Walton & Post Inc., a privately owned Miami export/import business, Garrido sells products ranging from paper towels and canned sausages, to fruit and maple syrup. Read More

    Feb. 26, 2018

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    Craig T. O’Sullivan, MBA’09, and Michael Quaranta, MBA’09: Barks as good as a bite

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

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    Cicely Woodard, MEd’03, Tennessee’s Top Teacher

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

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    DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, BMus’14, Waking Up a Culture

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

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    John E. Hermann, BA’52: King of the Alps

    JOE HOWELL As the COVID-19 crisis hit, businesses around the world pushed pause. GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks saw things differently. “If we could double down and get aggressive, this could be an opportunity,” he says. “As medical supplies became scarce, we could connect the dots—linking hospitals and health care… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

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    Emily Motayed, BA’10: Interior design on a dime

    In 2013 Motayed co-founded the digital design firm Havenly, which for $199 develops floor plans for customers seeking affordable chic. Read More

    Sep. 7, 2017

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    Amanda Farnsworth, BS’81, MS’83: Historic flight

    In August 2016, Farnsworth grabbed headlines by piloting her fixed-wing, single-engine Cirrus SR22T to Cuba, a feat made possible by the diplomatic thaw underway between the U.S. and the communist nation. Read More

    Sep. 7, 2017