Jun. 25, 2018—The new Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. Scholarship provides need-based financial support for underrepresented minority students who demonstrate a commitment to civil rights and social justice.
Jun. 7, 2018—More than 7,000 members of the Vanderbilt community came together to raise nearly $6 million for the university and its students on Vanderbilt’s third annual Giving Day, setting a new record for giving participation in 24 hours.
Jun. 4, 2018—Your gift of any size tomorrow will count toward our donor goal of 6,300 and help unlock challenge gifts of more than $1 million for Vanderbilt. Please plan to make a gift to the area of the university that means the most to you. Not only will your gift help us meet our record-breaking goal, but it also will count toward our Faculty-Staff Campaign totals. Learn more at vu.edu/givingday.
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.