May. 24, 2018—Camilla Dietz Bergeron, a Vanderbilt University alumna and emerita trustee whose passion for collecting jewelry led her to found a noted antique and estate jewelry firm, died May 20.
May. 17, 2018—Before Class of 2018 graduates Jami Cox and Ryan Connor walked across the Commencement stage May 11, they joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for one last conversation as Vanderbilt undergrads.
May. 16, 2018—John W. Halperin, Centennial Professor of English, emeritus, died this spring at his home in La Jolla, California, from heart failure. He was 76.
May. 13, 2018—More than 1,360 members of the Class of 2018 participated in giving to this year’s Senior Class Fund, setting a new record. By reaching 85 percent class participation, this year’s seniors were the first to secure a $100,000 challenge donation issued by Vanderbilt Board of Trust member and student philanthropy advocate Alex Taylor, BS’97.
May. 8, 2018—Veteran nonprofit strategist and social venture entrepreneur Laura Ponte Chauvin will be honored with the 2018 Peabody College Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement.
May. 7, 2018—Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
May. 2, 2018—“Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” will be featured at this year’s Nashville Film Festival Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, at 3:15 p.m.
May. 1, 2018—Rosevelt Noble, BS'97, PhD'03, assistant dean of students and director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, is the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.
Apr. 30, 2018—Two new scholarships at Vanderbilt University—one at Vanderbilt Law School, the other at the School of Medicine—have been named in honor of alumnus Rick Ferrini, JD’11.
Apr. 26, 2018—Astronomer Edward Emerson “E.E.” Barnard and journalist Christine Sadler Coe will be memorialized on campus as the halls of the new E. Bronson Ingram College are named in their honor.