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Alumni Association Board announces 2017 alumni award recipients

Jul. 18, 2017—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board is pleased to announce the 2017 alumni award recipients—Stephen Jones, BA’74, MD’78; Joe Martin, BA’64; Doug Parker, MBA’86; and Zakiya Smith, BS’06.

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Alumni Association Board announces new members

Jul. 18, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board is pleased to announce eight new members who began three-year terms July 1.

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Dorothy Phillips, first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, recognized

Jul. 18, 2017—Dorothy Phillips, BA’67, the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, was recognized for her contributions to diversity in STEM education.

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Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61 is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus

Apr. 18, 2017—Richard B. Johnston Jr., BA’57, MD’61—a renowned immunologist and pediatrician—is the recipient Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Alumni Association honors Robert Fry for educational contributions

Apr. 17, 2017—Robert Fry, senior lecturer in music history and literature, is the recipient of the 2017 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Three Vanderbilt alumni named to Forbes ’30 Under 30′

Jan. 11, 2017—Three Vanderbilt alumni—a content development manager at Twitter, an integrated business planning manager for Cisco Systems, and the cofounder of the online interior design firm Havenly—have been named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30.”

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Folgarait shares French art expertise in Houston and Paris

Jan. 5, 2017—Leonard Folgarait, distinguished professor of history of art, joined the Houston Vanderbilt Chapter to discuss the work of Edgar Degas.

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Reunion General Chairs Jeanne, BA’67, and Jerry Southwood, BA’67, are loyal Commodores

Dec. 19, 2016—Each fall alumni return to campus for Reunion Weekend to reconnect with dear friends and reminisce about their Vanderbilt days. Thanks to the efforts from nearly 650 volunteers who encourage classmates to come back and give back, it is a memorable fun-filled weekend. Jeanne, BA’67, and Jerry Southwood, BA’67, will serve as the co-chairs for...

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Nominate fellow alumni for Alumni Association Board of Directors

Oct. 5, 2016—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors leads efforts to support the association’s mission to engage alumni in the life of Vanderbilt University and its students and to encourage lifelong connections among alumni and in support of the university’s goals. The board is currently accepting nominations for seven new board members. “Alumni selected for the...

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Roland Cole, BA’12 shares why he is a loyal Commodore

Sep. 30, 2016—Alumni engagement is critical to Vanderbilt. Volunteers, donors and event attendees drive support of the university’s mission and help connect alumni with each other and the university. As a former chapter co-president, student-alumni program volunteer, donor and active event attendee, Roland Cole, BA’12, serves as an example to alumni. “Vanderbilt University has afforded opportunities to...

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Cruise with Vanderbilt Travel through the scenic Bordeaux region of France

Sep. 30, 2016—Join Vanderbilt Travel for a nine-day cruise on the Dordogne River into the most breathtaking scenery in France’s Bordeaux region. This less traveled, but historically significant region features culinary delights and the some of the world’s largest vineyards. You’ll travel in luxury aboard the Scenic Diamond, taking in panoramic views from the comfort of your...

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John Hall, BE’55, feature of new documentary

Jun. 28, 2016—John Hall, former chair of Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust, who gained international recognition for his leadership style, approach to crisis management and philanthropy, is the subject of a new, hour-long Kentucky Educational Television documentary titled John Hall: The Kentucky Commodore. Hall established the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series at the School of Engineering and...

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