Bass Military Scholars
May. 3, 2021—As a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine officer, Ken Barnes built a strong operational and technical background. But he calls the concentration in health care he pursued at Owen Graduate School of Management the bridge to his next chapter.
Mar. 22, 2021—Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, who has helped shape Tennessee’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the benefit of his extensive military leadership experience, has been named director of Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program.
Nov. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University is honoring the service of military veterans and celebrating their unique contributions to campus culture through a series of videos, social media posts, photo exhibitions and more to commemorate Veterans Day. Watch a video message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier saluting Vanderbilt's veterans.
Oct. 19, 2020—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next director of the Bass Military Scholars Program.
Oct. 12, 2020—Hunter Parden, an MBA student at the Owen Graduate School of Management, has been awarded the John S. Beasley II Scholarship as part of Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program. Parden is one of nine U.S. military veterans included in the newest cohort of Bass Military Scholars this academic year.
Sep. 11, 2020—Gary H. Cheek, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who has served as the inaugural director of Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program since 2019, has announced that he will be stepping down in 2021.
Aug. 27, 2020—Among the nine new Bass Scholars, who are pursuing graduate and professional degrees across several Vanderbilt schools, are a former Army Ranger who served in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Naval Academy graduate who flew jet fighter combat missions from an aircraft carrier, and two of the first female officers to serve in previously all-male Army field artillery units.
Nov. 13, 2019—Seven veterans have been awarded $25,000 scholarships to Vanderbilt graduate schools through the Bass Military Scholars Program. The money both rewards veterans for their service and attracts role models to the campus. They are expected to share lessons of military service with their younger classmates.
Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt has launched a new website designed to showcase the broad array of programs, support and resources available to military service members and veterans at the university.
Nov. 4, 2019—By embracing the knowledge and expertise of the veterans and service members at Vanderbilt, the university community expands its scope of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest column ahead of Veterans Day next week.
Nov. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt will commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, with several events highlighting the unique roles and sacrifices of military medical workers, with a focus on those who served during the Vietnam War.
Nov. 4, 2019—U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. She's continuing that mission of service at Vanderbilt School of Nursing as a Bass Military Scholar.