Bass Military Scholars
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.
Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception
Oct. 3, 2019—The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19.
Aug. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program begins its inaugural year with the arrival of seven new scholars on campus this semester. The scholars, all of whom are U.S. military veterans, are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt’s schools.
May. 23, 2019—It has been an honor to serve you during these past 11 years, and to devote more than three decades of my life to an institution so capable of driving enormous change.
May. 23, 2019—Gary H. Cheek, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, joined Vanderbilt in April to direct the newly created Bass Military Scholars Program, established in 2018 with a $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation.
Jan. 9, 2019—Gary H. Cheek, a retired United States Army lieutenant general with extensive experience mentoring and leading teams, has been named the director of the Bass Military Scholars Program at Vanderbilt.