Alternative Spring Break Archives
Aug. 31, 2018—The Rev. Beverly A. Asbury, who worked tirelessly as Vanderbilt's first chaplain to eliminate racial- and religious-based hatred and to promote inclusion and respect for others, has died.
May. 4, 2017—Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.
Oct. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Alternative Spring Break program has been named the national Program of the Year for 2016 by Break Away, a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs through training, assistance and the connection of campuses and communities.
Apr. 18, 2014—Being a facilitator is DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren’s modus operandi.
Mar. 28, 2014—Since 1987 Vanderbilt students have ventured across the country to conduct community service projects for Alternative Spring Break. Many alumni consider it a highlight of their student experience. Five years ago Washington, D.C., alumni began hosting ASB students for a potluck dinner while they were in town for their project. The gathering—simply intended to connect...
Mar. 8, 2013—Below are a few of our favorite Instagrams taken by our students on Alternative Spring Break. ASB was founded at Vanderbilt in 1987 and remains Vanderbilt’s premiere alternative break organization. It is currently the largest student-run organization on campus, sending over 400 students across the nation and abroad.
Apr. 24, 2012—Senior engineering student Pauline Roteta has been selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Brazil.
Mar. 1, 2012—Teach Twice shares stories from other cultures to create opportunities for change What do those in developing countries – where poverty is widespread and material possessions few – inherently have that is of value to the rest of the world? How can it be used to improve access to education, and ultimately, lead to a...
Jan. 31, 2012—Zack Terrill, a College of Arts and Science senior, will represent Vanderbilt as a contestant on the college edition of Jeopardy! beginning Friday, Feb. 3. Episodes featuring Terrill will begin airing at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 on WUXP-TV, Comcast/Xfinity Channel 14. The Vanderbilt community is invited to cheer him on at a viewing party at the...
May. 18, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its support of volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.