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Perry Wallace’s story to reach new audiences through Nashville Film Festival

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.

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Alumni Association Board honors Rosevelt Noble for educational contributions

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.

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Ferrini family establishes scholarships at Vanderbilt law, medical schools to honor son’s memory

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.

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E. Bronson Ingram College’s two halls named for distinguished alumni

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.

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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust names 7 new members and reappoints 3

Apr. 23, 2018—During its spring meeting, the Vanderbilt Board of Trust appointed four trailblazers—all alumni—to join the board for five-year terms.

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Skip Bayless reflects on Vanderbilt experience during campus talk

Apr. 23, 2018—Skip Bayless, a noted sports journalist, television personality and Grantland Rice Scholarship recipient, credits a high school teacher and his Vanderbilt experience for launching his career path.

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State Legislature honors Vanderbilt athlete, civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

Apr. 11, 2018—The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on April 11. Wallace, who grew up in North Nashville, integrated Vanderbilt varsity basketball in 1966 and made history on Dec. 2, 1967, as the first African American basketball player to compete in a varsity game in the Southeastern Conference.

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Alum’s research on Byzantine architecture paired with Divinity student project

Apr. 11, 2018—Jelena Bogdanović, a leading historian of medieval art and architecture at Iowa State University, will discuss "The Canopy and the Byzantine Church" April 14 at the Divinity School.

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Johnson reappointed as dean of Owen Graduate School of Management

Apr. 9, 2018—M. Eric Johnson has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. His second five-year term will begin July 1.

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Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.

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Vanderbilt hosts Scholarship Reception for donors, students

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt hosted its eighth biennial Scholarship Reception on March 28, celebrating donors and recipients and showing the impact of scholarship support.

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Horvitz YouthAbility donates to Perry E. Wallace Jr. Basketball Scholarship

Mar. 30, 2018—The Horvitz YouthAbility program, a Cleveland organization that serves disabled and at-risk youth, has made a donation to the Perry E. Wallace Basketball Scholarship after its members read Wallace's biography and visited Nashville to walk in his footsteps.

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