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Commencement 2012 Archives

Student-athletes honored at special graduation ceremony

May. 25, 2012—Because a number of teams were on the road competing during Vanderbilt’s Commencement on May 11, university administration held a special graduation ceremony for those student-athletes on Tuesday, May 15.

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VUCast Extra: From Commons to Commencement

May. 17, 2012—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.

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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Stedman receives Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Distinguished Alumnus Award

May. 11, 2012—Clinical and developmental psychologist Donald J. Stedman received Peabody's Distinguished Alumnus Award during Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 11.

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Vanderbilt University honors 19 as emeriti faculty

May. 11, 2012—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 are: George S. Allen, professor of neurological surgery, emeritus Allen, who became a professor and the chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery...

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

May. 10, 2012—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.

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

May. 10, 2012—Peabody's Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools program graduates its first cohort of students.

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Video: Commencement 2012

May. 9, 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      

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Senior Day with Tom Brokaw

May. 9, 2012—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.

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Consider alternate parking plans for Friday’s Commencement

May. 9, 2012—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 Avenue Garage on May 11. Please use the...

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Commencement events May 10-11 at Vanderbilt University

May. 8, 2012—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.

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

May. 7, 2012—Expectations ran high in August 2008 when The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons opened to its inaugural class of first-year students. Those same students will receive diplomas at Vanderbilt’s Commencement exercises Friday, May 11. The Vanderbilt View asked five members of the Class of 2012 to reflect back on their first-year experiences as they look forward to...

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