Alumni

  • Vanderbilt Giving Day April 7, 2021

    Rise to the challenge on Vanderbilt Giving Day, April 7

    Vanderbilt Giving Day on Wednesday, April 7, is an opportunity for the entire university community to join together to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of any size. Students are invited to take part in this 24-hour event, which will include challenges throughout the day to amplify impact. Read More

    Mar. 29, 2021

  • Vandy-in-Hollywood

    Vandy-in-Hollywood program offers diverse student voices unique path to entertainment industry

    The Vandy-in-Hollywood summer internship program, now approaching its 15th summer, has redoubled its focus on diversity by establishing a scholarship fund that enables all students to participate. This summer, the program’s founders, along with the Vanderbilt Career Center, are taking the experience virtual. Read More

    Mar. 24, 2021

  • Barney Graham, 2021 Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus

    Barney S. Graham named Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus

    The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named Barney S. Graham, PhD’91, as the recipient of the 2021 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. This honor is the highest bestowed upon a member of the university’s alumni community. Read More

    Mar. 22, 2021

  • Featheringill

    Engineering school announces 2021 alumnae honorees, Distinguished Friend

    Vanderbilt engineering alumnae Sheryll D. Cashin, Jennifer Rose Frist and Cathy Jo Thompson Linn have been named Distinguished Alumni, and Courtney Clark Pastrick has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be inducted into the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and celebrated at the Board of Visitors virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 24. Read More

    Mar. 19, 2021

  • Vanderbilt Giving Day April 7, 2021

    Vanderbilt Giving Day is April 7

    Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 7. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to take part in the 24-hour event, which will include challenges throughout the day to amplify impact. Read More

    Mar. 15, 2021

  • Chancellor's Lecture Series: Vanderbilt in the Vanguard

    ‘Vanderbilt in the Vanguard’ panel to focus on university’s role in vaccine development

    Vanderbilt scientists on the front lines of COVID-19 research will share their insights on the pandemic and subsequent vaccine development during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. CT, hosted by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. Read More

    Mar. 15, 2021

  • VUgold

    VUSN Alumna, Jeaninne Blackwell, PMHNP-BC, Appointed Leader in new Collaborative Psych Evaluation and Medication Management Services

    The Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative (MD), is launching collaborative Psych Evaluation and Medication Management services and have named VUSN PMHNP/Divinity Alumna Jeaninne Blackwell as leader. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Faculty Fellowship Challenge significantly expands faculty fellowships and directorships

    Vanderbilt University’s Faculty Fellowship Challenge, launched in September 2018 to create fellowships and directorships to fuel research discoveries and expand teaching opportunities, successfully concluded in December 2020 with 36 positions created, supported by 31 unique endowments from alumni and other donors. The university backed the challenge with a matching investment. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2021

  • Matthew Shorten

    Vanderbilt alumnus named Luce Scholar

    Matthew Shorten, BMus’20, has been named to the 2021-22 class of Luce Scholars. A nationally competitive fellowship, the Luce Scholars Program aims to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Read More

    Mar. 12, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Owen Forward presents ‘The Future of Sustainability’ March 15

    Owen Forward will present a half-day virtual conference on Monday, March 15, featuring Vanderbilt administrators, faculty and alumni in dialogue about sustainability leadership. “The Future of Sustainability” will begin at 12:15 p.m. CT and is open to the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    Mar. 10, 2021

  • VUgold

    John Dowlen, VUSN FNP Alumnus, hired at CHI Memorial Medical Group (TN)

    CHI Memorial Medical group announces John Dowlen, FNP-C, has joined CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates – Soddy-Daisy. Mr. Dowlen is certified in basic life support as well as nonviolent crisis intervention. He’s also an ordained minister. He... Read More

    Mar. 4, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Bea Martin, MA’62, Lifelong Educator

    Annie Beatrice “Bea” Martin, a retired teacher and administrator who was committed to education, outreach and social justice, died Oct. 11, 2020. She was 87. Read More

    Feb. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    James Tuck, BA’40, LLB’47, Witness to Nashville History

    James Richard Tuck of Nashville, retired associate general counsel of the National Life and Accident Insurance Co. and charter member of the Nashville Metropolitan Council, died Aug. 20, 2020. He was 102. Over his long life, he was part of some key stories in the 20th-century history of Nashville. Read More

    Feb. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Owen Forward Highlights Alumni Business Leaders

    The Vanderbilt community heard unique insights and discussions with business leaders and innovators at Owen Forward, a weeklong virtual celebration of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management held Nov. 9–13. Read More

    Feb. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Janie Kaiser, BS’15, Education Entrepreneur

    Education Concern Center Nepal, or ECC, was cofounded in 2017 by Janie Kaiser, BS'15, who serves as its managing director. The center uses a four-part program—teacher training, classroom materials, improved infrastructure and teacher support—to expand educational resources in Nepal's remote schools. Read More

    Feb. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Janina Jeff, MS’12, PhD’12, Finding Lost Identities

    The first African American to earn a doctorate in human genetics from Vanderbilt, Janina Jeff, MS'12, PhD'12, launched an award-winning podcast called "In Those Genes" that translates cutting-edge genetic research into everyday language that uncovers the lost identities of African-descended Americans through the lens of Black culture. Read More

    Feb. 25, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    In the thick of it: COVID fighters with the Navajo Nation

    Vanderbilt alumni Annie Moon, MSN’03, and Dr. Jill Moses, MD’91, confront a continuing COVID-19 crisis as they deliver health care to the Navajo Nation. Read More

    Feb. 23, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Inaugural ’Dores in Dialogue Event Examines Racial Disparities

    A new Vanderbilt event series highlighting diverse voices on vital issues, ’Dores in Dialogue, kicked off on Dec. 2, 2020, with a conversation on eliminating racial disparities in public safety and policing. The event was presented by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association and the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni. Read More

    Feb. 19, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Bob Rolfe, EMBA’88, Community Investor

    Lessons learned in the executive MBA program at Owen have helped Bob Rolfe, EMBA'88, in business and as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Read More

    Feb. 19, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Kim Wolensky: Creative Philanthropy

    Kim Wolensky, BS'79, MBA'80, has documented her intent to establish the Kim E. Lazarus Scholarship to provide need-based financial support for deserving students at Owen by designating Vanderbilt as the beneficiary of an individual retirement account to endow the scholarship, with a separate portion directed to her sorority Alpha Delta Pi–Zeta Rho chapter. Read More

    Feb. 19, 2021