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Commencement 2020

Engineer, Golfer, Pilot and Rocket Builder: Abbey Carlson, BE’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Abbey Carlson focused her time at Vanderbilt on two passions: athletics and engineering. In July the mechanical engineering graduate heads to Boeing to join its Advanced Design and Prototype Solutions team in Huntsville, Alabama.

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A Bus Ride to Smile About: Dara Johnson, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—From Rosa Parks to the Freedom Riders, buses have been a potent symbol of change in Dara Johnson’s hometown, and she’s working to become the next person to deliver transformation through transportation—in the form of a mobile dental clinic.

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Class of 2020 celebrations underway

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Class of 2020 is being celebrated through a series of special videos and messages from across the campus community, including web stories and social media posts spotlighting graduates’ achievements. All content is being posted to the Commencement website and the university's social media channels, culminating in a special message from Interim Chancellor Susan R Wente on Friday, May 8.

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Commencement 2020 Graduating Student Committee announced

Apr. 13, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has appointed a new advisory group composed of students from the Class of 2020 to provide feedback and engage in planning their postponed Commencement ceremony and related events that will now take place in May 2021.

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2020 Commencement postponed a year due to COVID-19 outbreak

Mar. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University has taken the extraordinary action—in order to protect the health and safety of the community—of postponing Commencement and all of its related festivities originally scheduled for May 6-8. The Class of 2020 will be formally celebrated next spring.

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