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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

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    Vandy Fans Descend in Force on Notre Dame

    NBC and MSNBC news anchor Willie Geist, BA’97 (center) poses with fans at the tailgate. More than 5,000 Vanderbilt alumni and friends traveled from destinations around the country for an unforgettable weekend centered on the Vanderbilt vs. Notre Dame football game Sept. 15 in South Bend, Indiana. The… Read More

    Nov 19, 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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    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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    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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    Alumni find out what’s new about fake news

    Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and associate professor of communications, has presented the Commodore Classroom “What’s New About Fake News” to alumni in five cities as well as on campus for Reunion 2017. Read More

    Feb 26, 2018

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    10 ways alumni volunteers helped Vanderbilt conquer and prevail in 2017

    Vanderbilt’s alumni volunteers—more than 10,000 strong—help build and support the university’s worldwide alumni community, whether by bringing Commodores together at chapter events, hosting Commodore Classrooms, or organizing Summer Send-Off Parties and Networking Night. Read More

    Feb 26, 2018

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    Heather Hubbard: A Tanzanian Epiphany

    Ten years into a high-achieving law career, Heather Hubbard, JD’04, found herself captivated by a promotional brochure for the Tanzania Migration trip with the Vanderbilt Travel program, sponsored by the Alumni Association. Before they could get cold feet, she and her husband paid the deposit. It was life-changing. Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Commodore Classrooms Celebrate Lifelong Learning

    Last year Tennessee became only the second state to be recognized on the periodic table of chemical elements, and Vanderbilt faculty played a key role. Joseph Hamilton Joseph Hamilton, the Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, captivated alumni with the story of the discovery of superheavy element… Read More

    Nov 21, 2017

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    Alumni Association announces 2017 alumni award recipients

    The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce its recipients of the 2017 alumni awards: Dr. Stephen Jones, BA’74, MD’78; Joe Martin, BA’64; Doug Parker, MBA’86; and Zakiya Smith, BS’06. Read More

    Sep 7, 2017

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    The World Is Yours with the Vanderbilt Travel Program

    Each Vanderbilt Travel trip offers unparalleled educational opportunities, many with Vanderbilt professors, for an exclusive “beyond the classroom” experience. Read More

    May 29, 2017

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    AVBA President: ‘Vanderbilt Is Our Home’

    After participating in the spring 2016 meeting of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors, Tamara Baynham, BE’93, set a personal goal to become engaged with the AVBA, the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni. Read More

    May 29, 2017

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    ‘Commodore Classrooms’ Event Inspires a Young Writer

    Last fall, lovers of reading and writing of all ages gathered in Denver for a Commodore Classroom that doubled as a writing workshop led by Rick Hilles, associate professor of English, who also teaches in the university’s acclaimed MFA Program in Creative Writing. Read More

    Mar 7, 2017

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    Engage from a Distance through DoresAtWork

    The manager of West Coast promotions for Warner Music Nashville, Braun recently was a guest volunteer on the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s DoresAtWork Twitter account. DoresAtWork is a monthly series that invites Vanderbilt alumni to share their work-life experiences. Read More

    Mar 7, 2017

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    Summer Send-Off Parties Welcome Families to the Vanderbilt Community

    Summer Send-Off Parties are one of the university’s finest traditions. For nearly 50 years, alumni and parents in cities across the country have come together to welcome incoming students and their families to the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    Nov 20, 2016

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    Summer Open Dores: Network, Network, Network

    For many Vanderbilt students, the summer is a chance to exchange the classroom for an internship—but it also can be a time to start networking with alumni. The Summer Open Dores series helps make those connections possible. Read More

    Nov 20, 2016