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Alternative Spring Break

Improving financial inclusion and community, one experience at a time

Dec. 2, 2019—A student-led, university-supported initiative called Experience Vanderbilt is working to minimize the monetary constraints associated with participating in extracurriculars and create more financial inclusion at the university.

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Beverly Asbury, ‘conscience’ of Vanderbilt University, dies

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.

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10 ways alumni volunteers helped Vanderbilt conquer and prevail in 2017

Feb. 26, 2018—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.

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Common Good: Alumni who discovered a passion for service at Vanderbilt—and have devoted their lives to giving back

May. 29, 2017—At Vanderbilt, which includes in its mission “service to the community and society at large,” numerous graduates have dedicated their life’s work to helping improve conditions around the world.

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Tatum Hauck Allsep, BS’97: Health Care High-Note

May. 29, 2017—In 2012 Allsep founded her own nonprofit, Music Health Alliance (MHA), to help members of the music community protect themselves through health insurance and health care planning, and now serves as its executive director.

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Class of 2017: Musbah Shaheen finds belonging and purpose in the college experience

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.

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Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break named national Program of the Year

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.

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Bubble Bonanza: Alternative Spring Break Trip to Jamaica

May. 12, 2016—This year a total of 491 Vanderbilt students participated in Alternative Spring Break projects, which spanned 42 U.S. cities, as well as Panama, Nicaragua and Jamaica.

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Class of 2014: Roo George-Warren curates his own adventures

Apr. 18, 2014—Being a facilitator is DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren’s modus operandi.

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ASB chapter events bring students and alumni together

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...

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Our favorite Instagrams from Alternative Spring Break

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.

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I had to be a Commodore

Mar. 4, 2013—Accessibility, inclusiveness and community made the difference for these students.

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