Class of 2021
Class of 2021: Undergraduate research inspires future physician-scientist to bridge the bedside and the bench
Apr. 16, 2021—When Mason Clark was in middle school, his beloved grandmother suffered a serious heart attack. She survived, thanks to the help of the local hospital, and the experience led Clark to his life’s purpose.
Apr. 16, 2021—Join us as the nation’s top leader in infectious diseases research and internationally renowned biomedical scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. CT.
Apr. 14, 2021—The Senior Class Fund wants to say “thank you” to seniors who have made their SCF gifts. A celebration will be held on Thursday, April 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at Fleming Yard, between Sarratt Student Center and Alumni Lawn. Free Jeni’s ice cream and giveaways will be available.
Apr. 9, 2021—After graduating with a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences, Alissa Guarnaccia will begin a rare postdoctoral research position with health care biotechnology giant Genentech.
Apr. 5, 2021—A family legacy of fighting for civil rights fuels Chicago native Anana Upton, whose mission is creating positive change in underserved communities.
Apr. 2, 2021—At Vanderbilt, Anighya Crocker found the freedom to pursue all of his passions, double-majoring in voice performance and law, history and society. Next, he is looking toward law school and politics—and maybe a run for governor of Tennessee.
Mar. 29, 2021—Ryan Boyette is using his Peabody master’s degree to further the work of the education nonprofit To Move Mountains, which he and his wife, Jazira, launched a few years before coming to Nashville.
Class of 2021: Twins combine passions for literature, science in emerging area of narrative medicine
Mar. 26, 2021—Identical twins Jade and Jazmyn Ayers have immersed themselves in literature and personal narratives for years, leading to majors in English as well as a creative way to pair storytelling with another of their passions: medicine.
Mar. 3, 2021—Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top leader in infectious disease research and a renowned biomedical scientist, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2021 when he speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families.
Class of 2021 Commencement to be celebrated in person May 15–16; Graduates Day to feature Dr. Anthony Fauci
Mar. 3, 2021—Vanderbilt University announced today that it will host in-person Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021. The events, which will adhere to campus safety protocols, will take place May 15–16.
Mar. 3, 2021—We are excited to announce that the university will hold in-person Commencement ceremonies May 15–16 for the Class of 2021, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost Susan R. Wente wrote in a message to this year's graduates.
Jan. 27, 2021—In the coming weeks, Vanderbilt will announce more details about official plans for its May 2021 Commencement ceremony. The university is grateful for students' patience as it explores scenarios that will prioritize Vanderbilt's commitment to honoring and celebrating graduates' accomplishments while protecting health and safety as much as possible, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost Susan R. Wente in a message to the Class of 2021 and their families.