Feb. 22, 2014—Deliverance Helped Make James Dickey, BA’49, MA’50, a Household Name. Forty Years Later It Casts a Long Shadow over Southern Appalachia.
Feb. 19, 2014—Eighty-four Vanderbilt alumni and guests attended the Feb. 18 Tech Entrepreneurship Panel hosted by the New York City Vanderbilt Chapter. The event featured insight from Vanderbilt alumni involved with six tech startup companies. Eric Johnson, dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management, moderated the panel. The event was created by Alex Quintana, BA’05, MSF’06,...
Feb. 19, 2014—The Vanderbilt coaches mural on the corner of West End and 28th avenues has gotten a much-anticipated face-lift.
Media Advisory: Black Girls CODE founder available to discuss introducing girls of color to tech careers
Feb. 18, 2014—Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant is available on Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss introducing girls of color to tech careers.
Feb. 18, 2014—David Wasinger, JD’88, had been the sole partner at a five-attorney firm in St. Louis, Mo. that was mostly focused on local business litigation and had never represented a whistleblower. But that changed in January 2012 when an old business acquaintance turned to him when he was ready to go public with accusation of widespread...
Feb. 17, 2014—Matt Rubinger, at age 25, is director of luxury accessories for Heritage Auctions, an international auction house. Three years after graduting from Vanderbilt University in 2010, Rubinger made $9 million for his company, according to Forbes. Rubinger made his career in sales after spending his high school and college years buying and selling luxury handbags,...
Feb. 13, 2014—John Gass, BE’74, former vice president of Chevron Corporation and former president of Chevron Gas and Midstream, has been appointed to the board of directors of Suncor Energy, Canada’s leading integrated energy company.
Feb. 10, 2014—A talk by engineering alumna Kimberly Bryant, founder and executive director of Black Girls CODE, will be the highlight of Vanderbilt events celebrating National Engineers Week Feb. 16-22.
Feb. 9, 2014—YP, the largest local search and advertising company in the U.S., announced that Allison Checchi, BS’99, has been appointed chief marketing officer. In this role, Checchi will be responsible for leading YP’s marketing, advertising, branding and communications efforts to improve the way the company connects consumers with local businesses.
Feb. 7, 2014—Over the past 28 years with the parent company of the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium, Steve Buchanan, BS’80, MBA’85, the president of Opry Entertainment Group, has resurrected the Ryman into a beloved performance space. Buchanan used his rebranding and rebuilding skills to lead the Grand Ole Opry into a popular rebirth. And, he...
Feb. 6, 2014—Former AmeriCares president and CEO Curt Welling, JD’75, has joined Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business as a senior fellow in its Center for Global Business and Government and the Center for Business and Society. Welling assumed the joint appointments Jan. 1, following his 11-year tenure at the nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization.
Jan. 31, 2014—Harry Howe Ransom, a leading authority on the intelligence community in the United States, died Jan. 28 at home. He was 91.