Jan. 9, 2014—Andre L. Churchwell, M.D., associate dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been promoted to the new position of senior associate dean for Diversity Affairs.
Good Business: Joe Bozich, CEO of Knights Apparel, provides a thread of hope for hundreds in the Dominican Republic
Jan. 8, 2014—As Lolita Olivo carefully feeds the Vanderbilt T-shirt through her sewing machine, she dreams about building a decent house for her elderly father and three small children. Her dream soon may come true, thanks to the efforts of Joseph “Joe” Bozich.
Jan. 7, 2014—Kasey M. Folk, BA’02, is one of eight attorneys at Ulmer & Berne elected to partnership. Kasey also serves on the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors and is co-president of the Chicago chapter.
Jan. 3, 2014—Rep. Brenda Gilmore, MEd.’88, has been elected as state director for Women in Government, a group that advocates for women serving in state legislatures. She was elected to the position by her female colleagues in the state General Assembly.
Jan. 2, 2014—Sheri Wilner, an emerging playwright whose work has been performed all over the United States, will spend the spring semester as the Fred Coe Playwright-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University.
Statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on boycott of Israeli universities by American Studies Association
Dec. 31, 2013—"Vanderbilt University stands with its Association of American Universities colleagues in opposing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions as proposed by the American Studies Association," said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a Dec. 31 statement.
Dec. 16, 2013—I’m leaving Africa with a heavy heart and a monumental task before me. When saying goodbyes at the Center for the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers, Edna [not her real name]—an 18-year-old who was abducted by Ugandan rebels at the age of 12—asked me to promise her two things. First, not to forget the experiences and lives of the women I had been working with for the past year. Second, that I would use my voice to create positive change.
Dec. 13, 2013—Lift Ev’ry Voice “First-generation students who don’t have cultural capital, who don’t come to the table with college-educated parents or economic resources—for those kids to walk across the stage at graduation makes every single day worthwhile,” says Roslyn Clark Artis of her work in higher education.
Dec. 4, 2013—Ava Foster Sellers, who in her nearly 50 years at Vanderbilt helped transform the university’s job placement office into a full-scale career planning service with a holistic approach for preparing students for the working world, died Nov. 25 in Nashville.
Dec. 4, 2013—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has recognized Francis S. Guess, MBM’74, for his commitment to equality, justice and the advancement of Middle Tennessee with the Kraft Humanitarian Award. He served six years on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and an additional 32 years on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, where he influenced policy...
Dec. 4, 2013—Emily White, BA’00, is the director of business operations at Facebook’s Instagram—a job she has held since April of this year. She recently accepted a job at Snapchat, where she will be second in command to CEO Evan Spiegel.
Nov. 26, 2013—For CEO and Vanderbilt mechanical engineering graduate Krista Donaldson, BE’95, revolutionary engineering is about changing the world, one life at a time.