Commencement 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Student-athletes honored at special graduation ceremony

    Vanderbilt held a special graduation ceremony for student athletes who were competing with their teams on May 11, Commencement day. (John Russell/Vanderbit) Because a number of teams were on the road competing during Vanderbilt’s Commencement on May 11, university administration held a special graduation ceremony… Read More

    May. 25, 2012

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    VUCast Extra: From Commons to Commencement

    The Class of 2012 holds a special place in Vanderbilt history as the first students to share in the unique and creative living-learning experience in The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Take a look at their journey from Commons move-in to Commencement. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    May. 17, 2012

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    Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

    Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11. Read More

    May. 11, 2012

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    Stedman receives Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Distinguished Alumnus Award

    Clinical and developmental psychologist Donald J. Stedman received Peabody's Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11. Read More

    May. 11, 2012

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    Vanderbilt University honors 19 as emeriti faculty

    Nineteen Vanderbilt professors were honored as emeritus or emerita faculty during Commencement exercises May 11. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Nineteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 11, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. They… Read More

    May. 11, 2012

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    Brokaw to Vanderbilt grads: Become the next ‘greatest generation’

    Author and newsman Tom Brokaw urged Vanderbilt graduating seniors to “leave an indelible imprint on your time” during his speech May 10 during Senior Day. Read More

    May. 10, 2012

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    New Peabody graduates fill teaching roles in Nashville’s lowest-performing middle schools

    Peabody's Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools program graduates its first cohort of students. Read More

    May. 10, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: Commencement 2012

    Watch video of Vanderbilt’s main Commencement ceremony, including an address by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, awarding of Founders Medals, honoring of faculty emeriti and conferring of degrees. Read more: Chancellor urges Vanderbilt grads to embrace complexity      … Read More

    May. 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Senior Day with Tom Brokaw

    Watch video of newsman Tom Brokaw speaking at Senior Day May 10. He is the former anchor of NBC Nightly News and author of books including The Greatest Generation. Read a wrap-up of Senior Day. Read More

    May. 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Consider alternate parking plans for Friday’s Commencement

    The Office of Traffic and Parking asks all University Central faculty and staff to make available parking spaces for guests attending Vanderbilt’s Commencement on Friday, May 11. Make note of these requests to alleviate parking congestion on Commencement day: Zone 3 parkers Please do not park in the 25th… Read More

    May. 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Commencement events May 10-11 at Vanderbilt University

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will address Vanderbilt graduates during Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 11 on Alumni Lawn. Newsman Tom Brokaw will receive the university’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal during the Senior Day ceremony Thursday, May 11. Read More

    May. 8, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    New issue of ‘Vanderbilt View’ featuring Commencement stories now available

    First-year students and faculty heads of house gathered at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in August 2008 for their first-ever class photo. The taking of a class photo each year has become an Ingram Commons tradition. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Expectations ran high in August 2008 when The Martha… Read More

    May. 7, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Consider alternate parking plans for Commencement, May 11

    The Office of Traffic and Parking asks all University Central faculty and staff only to make available parking spaces for guests attending Vanderbilt’s Commencement on Friday, May 11. Make note of these requests to alleviate parking congestion on Commencement day: Zone 3 parkers… Read More

    May. 2, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Making the Moment Last

    Video of Senior Day with Tom Brokaw and of Commencement will be streamed live on the Vanderbilt homepage. Three days of activities enrich the Commencement experience For many graduating seniors, Commencement passes in a blur of gowns and camera flashes and choreography. Add emotional parents, excitement –… Read More

    May. 1, 2012

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    Editor’s Note

    Thousands of chairs line Alumni Lawn in anticipation of Commencement day. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) The other day, my friend Kelly mentioned something about attending her son’s graduation before she and her family leave for summer vacation. I did a double take. Graduation? Our sons are the same age. They’re in… Read More

    May. 1, 2012

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    VUCast Newscast: Sweet Sounds Lead to Vandy First!

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Sweet Sounds Lead to a Vanderbilt First! Gearing up for Graduation See Which Veteran News Anchor is Coming to Vanderbilt [vucastblurb]  … Read More

    Apr. 27, 2012

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    Changing Landscape

    College Halls at Kissam is building a better campus learning environment An artist's rendering of the view of College Halls from the Kirkland Esplanade entrance. (Vanderbilt University) Updated June 1: Scroll down to watch video of the first dorm being demolished. Vanderbilt’s Commencement, scheduled this year for… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

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    Editor’s Note

    Kissam will be a construction zone for two years starting May 14. (John Russell/Vanderbilt) For a short time, there was a rumor going around the office that took water cooler chatter to an all-time high. The six dormitories at Kissam Quadrangle would be blown up the day… Read More

    Apr. 5, 2012

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    Volunteers needed for Commencement 2012

    Volunteer this year for the university’s largest and most prestigious events on campus – Vanderbilt’s 137th Commencement. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement 2012 and there is a need for volunteers to help with the three-day celebration for graduates and their families. THE PARTY Wednesday, May 9… Read More

    Mar. 30, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Journalist Tom Brokaw to deliver Senior Day address during Vanderbilt’s Commencement

    Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2012 when he addresses graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day. Senior Day, which will be held Thursday, May 10,… Read More

    Nov. 30, 2011