• Words from the Wise

    Words from the Wise

    “Never believe the landlord when he says that living next to the ‘el’ train is an ‘urban experience.'” Life After Vanderbilt is a new guide written for new graduates by recent graduates–a collection of advice that the Alumni Association will present as a graduation gift to each member of the… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Shiraz, Schumann and Space Cadets

    Shiraz, Schumann and Space Cadets

    Katrina Markoff, BA’95 Alumni who are part of the 37 Vanderbilt Chapters nationwide are staying connected by planning dozens of events each year, from simple get-togethers for ballgames and happy hours to elaborate wine tastings and educational lectures. Here’s just a sampling: The New York and Chicago chapters each… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Mentoring and a Meal

    Mentoring and a Meal

    “Opening Dores allows students to get real-world advice about what they can do with their Vanderbilt degree. And it’s fun for the alumni, who chat about their old classes and professors, sports, and what it means to be a Vanderbilt alum.” ~Kate Stuart “Should I take Italian or Spanish? And… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • It Pays to Advertise

    It Pays to Advertise

    Billy O’Steen, BA’89 (left), Betsy Macdonald, BS’90, and Kirk Williams, BA’89 “Kids seem to be the admission ticket for making new friends in strange places,” says Kirk Williams, who figured he was the only Vanderbilt alumnus living in the small coastal village of Sumner, New Zealand, until one day… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Deadly Force

    Deadly Force

    Ted Hildreth, BE’89 (standing, right), with Terry Moran, co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline. Photo by Sgt. Jack W. Carlson III If North Korea or Iran shot an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at the United States, most of us would be blissfully unaware. But for Lt. Col. Ted Hildreth, this… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Classy Chassis

    Classy Chassis

    Marc Hamburger, BA’64 Photo by Daniel Dubois People who collect stamps or coins have it easy–they can add to their collections whenever their budget allows. But for car collectors like Marc Hamburger, space is always a consideration. Of the seven cars in his collection, those nearest and dearest to… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • A Spare Pair in Every Purse

    A Spare Pair in Every Purse

    Take three best friends forever. Let’s make them blonde, with Southern accents. One night over a dinner of martinis and mini-burgers, the trio happens upon an idea that grows into an international success story–Passport Panties.Turns out tiny pieces of lingerie equal big business.You can find them in more than… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Bound for Glory

    Bound for Glory

    In 2005 Katharine Carroll was beginning her career as a professional cyclist. She just missed a top-10 finish in her first race, the Athens Twilight Criterium, and then placed fourth in the Joe Martin Stage Race. Just two years later–a very short time in the cycling world–she won both… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Knowledge Is Power

    Knowledge Is Power

    Alumni Association News Remember when you were a Vanderbilt student, not quite sure where you would land after graduation or how you were going to make the transition from the classroom to the work world? Wouldn’t it have been great to connect with former students who had at… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Classical Revival

    Classical Revival

    After Herschel Gower retired in 1985 as an English professor at Vanderbilt, he figured he’d take it easy and refinish furniture. “I’ve done no refinishing at all,”Gower says.”Working for one’s wife is certainly hazardous.” The two now live in Dallas, where Dona is executive director of the Athena… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Up from Slavery

    Up from Slavery

    We never know when one small incident will change lives. It was reading a National Geographic article one September afternoon during my sophomore year at Vanderbilt that changed mine. Reading the article “Twenty-First Century Slaves” in my dorm room that day, I was horrified and heartbroken to learn there… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • American Rustic

    American Rustic

    In the City, you don’t stargaze. You don’t dig through wildflower field guides for the name of that brilliant trumpet burst of blue you saw on your morning walk. You don’t hunt for animal tracks in the snow or pause in that same frozen forest, eyes closed, listening for… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007