Class of 2017
Jan. 9, 2018—The Young Composer Showcase spotlights young jazz composers, giving students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at an International level.
May. 29, 2017—When she was 3 years old, a dose of Children’s Motrin triggered a rare life-threatening allergic reaction in Stephanie Zundel, resulting in blindness. But this medical crisis was no match for Zundel’s competitive spirit. Just before graduating from Vanderbilt in May as a child studies major, she completed the Boston Marathon.
May. 18, 2017—On Tuesday, Vanderbilt hosted an "alternative graduation" for a dozen student-athletes who missed last week's Commencement ceremonies due to athletic obligations.
May. 17, 2017—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Latino and Latina Studies and the Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students presented Sí Se Pudo 2017, Vanderbilt’s inaugural Latinx graduation ceremony, on May 11 in the Central Library Community Room.
May. 12, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reminded graduates at Vanderbilt’s Commencement May 12 that the university, the faculty and their classmates will continue to have an enduring influence on their lives.
May. 12, 2017—It was a double celebration at Vanderbilt University’s Commencement for alumnus Jim Cheshire. He marched in the procession May 12 along with other members of the Class of 1967 to mark the 50th anniversary of his graduation. His granddaughter Rachel Riendeau marched as well, receiving her bachelor’s degree along with 1,736 other members of the Class of 2017.
May. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 12.
May. 10, 2017—Ro Coleman would be wise to bring a box of Kleenex with him to Commencement. “When I walk across that stage and see that piece of paper,” Coleman said, “that’s when I might break down.”
May. 10, 2017—During her pre-med studies as a student-athlete at Vanderbilt, Georgina Sellyn spent hours shadowing doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. That experience helped the fifth-year senior on the Commodore tennis team develop an affinity for surgery.
May. 8, 2017—When Akaninyene Ruffin was announced as Vanderbilt’s Outstanding Senior for 2016-17 during Homecoming last fall, it marked a long journey from freshman year, when she struggled to make friends and suspected her African American heritage rendered her invisible to some of her peers.