Sep. 12, 2013—With more than 31,000 applications received for the Class of 2017, Vanderbilt is red hot. By representing Vanderbilt at college fairs, interviewing applicants and contacting accepted students, alumni CoRPs volunteers extend the reach of the undergraduate admissions office with a personal touch.
Sep. 6, 2013—Forty years after Atari’s digital table tennis game Pong bleeped onto the scene and made video games mainstream entertainment, we’ve become a nation of video gamers. We’re playing games on phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, social networks, and even TVs connected directly to the Internet. | On average, Americans are spending six to nine hours...
Sep. 4, 2013—Although Crystal Finley, BS’13, entered Vanderbilt with a clear plan for success, her life mission would soon change when she became a volunteer mentor with Next Steps at Vanderbilt, a postsecondary program for students with intellectual or other disabilities.
Sep. 4, 2013—A compilation of songs written in music therapy sessions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and recorded by some of Nashville’s finest artists was released in May. Everybody Has a Story is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, FYE, iTunes and Walmart, as well as at Children’s Hospital in The Friends Shop.
Sep. 4, 2013—Attorney Chris Frohlich, BS’06, has parlayed a lifelong love of fishing into a thriving charter company based in Punta Gorda, Fla. When he’s not catch-and-release tarpon fishing for his own pleasure, he’s taking others out on the water or overseeing his staff of eight fishing guides. Photo by Perry James Locke.
Aug. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt alumni Tim Moses, BS’92, Thomas Conner, BA’88, and Bill Butler, BE’91, brought the Internet to Nashville in 1993. Enjoy the story of Telalink, Nashville’s first Internet service provider, as told by Nashville Public Radio’s Blake Farmer.
Aug. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt has created two new alumni awards—the Reunion Attendance Cup for the Reunion class with the highest percentage of alumni in attendance at Reunion and the Reunion Participation Cup for the class with the highest giving participation percentage. The awards will be presented during Vanderbilt’s Homecoming football game on October 5, 2013.
Aug. 6, 2013—Hot topics in astronomy, pioneering African American film stars, medical advances, and the history of fashion are among 11 classes offered this fall for adults 50 and above by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.
Dick Aldrich Jr. ’75 is a citizen of the world, but he found a home when he came to Vanderbilt Law School
Aug. 5, 2013—Richard S. (Dick) Aldrich Jr. ’75 is a citizen of the world, but he found a home when he came to Vanderbilt Law School. The renowned international capital markets lawyer was born in New York, raised in New York, Rhode Island and Brazil, and then majored in Latin at Brown. After earning his undergraduate degree,...
Jul. 30, 2013—An open house is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 14 for anyone interested in Vanderbilt's master's curriculum designed for working adults, the MLAS Program.
Jul. 17, 2013—Frustrated with school options for her son with autism, Helen Leonard, BS’91, created a school of her own. The light-filled classrooms of The Paragon School in Orlando, Fla., provide everything that this mother ever hoped for in an academic environment for her son. That’s because she created it.
No Easy Road — Fifty years ago Vanderbilt’s first African American undergraduates paved the way for the thousands who have followed
Jul. 10, 2013—Nearly 50 years ago Robert J. Moore watched the countryside pass by his window during a long bus ride from Richmond, Va., to Nashville. As he traveled west, Moore wondered how he would be received as one of the first African American students to attend Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate schools. What he found was a challenging,...