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Commencement 2017 Archives

Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his enduring sense of discovery on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Jun. 1, 2017—America's historian Ken Burns spoke with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about his four decades of filmmaking, the lessons he's learned and what's coming next for "The Zeppos Report."

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Challenges, opportunities ahead for VUSM graduates

May. 18, 2017—In his message to the class of 2017 at Commencement last Friday, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), spoke of challenges caused by the rapid pace of change in health care and eroding public trust in the U.S. health care system.

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Alternative graduation recognizes VU student-athletes

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.

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Nursing graduates ready to begin health care journeys

May. 18, 2017—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, told the Class of 2017 during Investiture ceremonies last week that they have chosen to become nurses at the best point in history.

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Biomedical Sciences graduates driven by pursuit of discovery

May. 18, 2017—When Allison Norlander was visiting biomedical science graduate programs in 2011, she nearly crossed Vanderbilt off her list before she even visited. After six interview trips, she was worn out.

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Celebrating the Class of 2017

May. 12, 2017—Damp weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Class of 2017 members on Friday, May 12, when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over Commencement exercises and nearly 4,000 undergraduates, graduate and professional students received diplomas.

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Chancellor reminds graduates of the power of connection at Vanderbilt Commencement

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.

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Commencement extra-special for grandfather who marches in granddaughter’s ceremony

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.

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Peabody Commencement Ceremony 2017

May. 12, 2017—Watch video of the Vanderbilt Peabody College commencement ceremony for graduate and professional students on May 12, 2017.

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Vanderbilt University honors 32 as emeriti faculty

May. 12, 2017—Thirty-two retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 12, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Founder’s Medalists honored at Vanderbilt Commencement

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.

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