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Curt Welling, JD’75, joins Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business as a senior fellow

Feb. 6, 2014—Former AmeriCares president and CEO Curt Welling, JD’75, has joined Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business as a senior fellow in its Center for Global Business and Government and the Center for Business and Society. Welling assumed the joint appointments Jan. 1, following his 11-year tenure at the nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization.

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ETSU names Robert T. Means Jr., MD’83, new dean of Quillen College of Medicine

Jan. 31, 2014—Robert T. Means Jr., MD’83, has been named dean of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, effective March 1. He comes to ETSU from the University of Kentucky where he currently serves as executive dean and professor of internal medicine and is a member of the hematology and blood...

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A portrait series by Hannah Stahl, BA’12 remembers women killed at Auschwitz

Jan. 30, 2014—Hannah Stahl, BA’12, received Vanderbilt’s Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award, allowing the means for travel and independent art activity for one year. She visited Italy, Amsterdam and Poland—where her trip to Auschwitz inspired 10 paintings of the faces of female prisoners, shortly before execution. The display is currently on view at Vanderbilt’s Space 204.

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Dr. Christine Benz Smith, BSN’76, named Director of UTC School of Nursing

Jan. 30, 2014—Following a nationwide search, Dr. Christine Benz Smith, BSN’76, has been selected as the Director of the UTC School of Nursing.   She has served in several capacities at the university since she joined the UTC School of Nursing faculty in 1997.

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JPMorgan Chase Names Kristin Lemkau, BA’89, Chief Marketing Officer

Jan. 28, 2014—Kristin Lemkau, BA’89, will become Chief Marketing Officer for JPMorgan Chase. In this role, she will oversee brand strategy and advertising, sponsorships, market research and event marketing across the firm. She will work closely with each of the businesses on their product strategies and marketing approaches, and work to build the core brands and overall...

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Stewart named associate vice chancellor for alumni relations

Jan. 22, 2014—Graham Stewart has been named associate vice chancellor for alumni relations at Vanderbilt University.  He comes to the role from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he served as associate vice chancellor for alumni relations and executive director of the Arkansas Alumni Association.  As CEO in charge of alumni programs and activities at Arkansas, Stewart...

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Nissan is fan of grads’ fantasy football stock market game

Jan. 21, 2014—Combining their love of college football and knowledge of the New York Stock Exchange – and some savvy and sophisticated technological skills – Will Schreiber (BA ‘13, economics) and McArthur Gill (BE ’13, mechanical engineering) developed Stadium Stock Exchange during their final semester. In one year, the venture has seen its stock rise. Schreiber had the notion...

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Young alumna’s passions fuel sustainable solutions globally

Jan. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt alumna Leslie Labruto’s early career trajectory illustrates just how many ways a young civil environmental engineer can accommodate both her heart’s leaning and her tangible talents – in as many places as possible. Before she graduated from the School of Engineering in 2011, Leslie’s studies and service work had already taken her to Argentina,...

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Moses to receive Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award

Jan. 20, 2014—Harold “Hal” Moses, the Hortense B. the Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award — the highest honor for a member of the Vanderbilt alumni community.

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Strong Convictions — America’s Drug War Has Led to a ‘New and Improved’ Racial Caste System, Argues Michelle Alexander

Jan. 20, 2014—“The truth is this: We have allowed a human-rights nightmare to occur on our watch,” she told a packed house at Langford Auditorium back in January while delivering the keynote address for Vanderbilt’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. “In the years since Dr. King’s death, a vast new system of racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and Jim Crow.”

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New head football coach Derek Mason sets path to greatness

Jan. 18, 2014—Nobody’s expectations for the Vanderbilt football team under new head coach Derek Mason will exceed those of Mason himself. Mason, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor David Williams spoke to reporters about the next era in Vanderbilt football Jan. 18.

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Stanford Associate Head Coach Derek Mason named new Vanderbilt head coach

Jan. 17, 2014—Derek Mason, regarded as one of the nation’s top coordinators, is the new head football coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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