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Message from the Alumni Association President: Support Student Internships

Feb. 17, 2020—Internships have the potential to transform students’ lives by providing hands-on experiences and access to professional networks. Alumni play an important role in making internship opportunities possible. Approximately 70 percent of graduating Vanderbilt seniors report completing an internship. Vanderbilt students’ internships run the gamut—from conducting medical research and working on a telescope project at NASA’s...

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Top Tribute: H. Rodes Hart named Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus

Nov. 19, 2018—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named H. Rodes Hart, BA’54, the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award.

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Global Ambassa’Dore: Q&A with Patti White, BA’76, on raising Vanderbilt’s profile abroad

Sep. 6, 2018—Patti Early White, BA’76, and her husband, George White, have established the Early–White International Scholarship to provide need-based support to undergraduate international students who are from the U.K. or European Union member countries and enrolled in the College of Arts and Science.

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New scholarship honors legacy of civil rights leader James Lawson

Jun. 25, 2018—The new Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. Scholarship provides need-based financial support for underrepresented minority students who demonstrate a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

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Alumni Association announces 2017 alumni award recipients

Sep. 7, 2017—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.

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Dr. Michael Caruso, BA’72, PhD’16: A Tale of Two Doctors

May. 29, 2017—Caruso graduated with his Ph.D. in philosophy in 2016, and today he uses what he learned to teach ethics to medical school students.

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Olympia Ammon, BS’96: Connecting for a Lifetime

Nov. 20, 2016—As vice president of development for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Olympia Ammon, BS’96, knows the impact that financial support can have on an organization.

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Alumni Association Board announces 2016 alumni award recipients

Jun. 30, 2016—Six alumni will be recognized by the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board for their volunteerism, public service and professional accomplishments.

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Alumni Association Board announces new leadership and members

Jun. 30, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board is pleased to announce new leadership and the addition of eight new members.

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Chapters Bring Vanderbilt Classrooms to Alumni

May. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt alumni share a passion for lifelong learning and often request educational programs. The Alumni Association is responding by sponsoring more Commodore Classrooms events in chapter cities.

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Vanderbilt For Life: Learning and Adventure Don’t End with Graduation

Oct. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt Alumni Association chapters currently exist in 37 U.S. cities and five international locations—the newest one in Japan—and offer a range of activities to help keep Vanderbilt’s 135,000 alumni connected to each other and to the university.

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Lifelong Journey Begins for Recent Grads

Oct. 23, 2015—When the Class of 2015 walked across the Commencement stage in May, their steps were just the first along a lifetime path with Vanderbilt.

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