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Alumni Association Board Adds New Members

Sep. 18, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes seven new members. “Our new members are active alumni who generously donate time, treasure and talents to Vanderbilt and also represent the increasing diversity of our alumni population,” says Patti Early White, BA’76, chair of the Board Nominations Committee.

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This CoRPs Wants You

Sep. 12, 2013—With more than 31,000 applications received for the Class of 2017, Vanderbilt is red hot. By representing Vanderbilt at college fairs, interviewing applicants and contacting accepted students, alumni CoRPs volunteers extend the reach of the undergraduate admissions office with a personal touch.

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Athletics Presents Survey to Help Measure Stadium Renovation Feasibility

Sep. 10, 2013—In an effort to explore the financial viability of a possible football stadium renovation, Vanderbilt Athletics has put together a survey for fans that will help to gauge the interest of possible amenities within the stadium. Thousands of Commodore fans received an email from Vice Chancellor David Williams and Head Coach James Franklin encouraging participation...

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Play Nation — Vanderbilt alumni are making waves in the video game industry

Sep. 6, 2013—Forty years after Atari’s digital table tennis game Pong bleeped onto the scene and made video games mainstream entertainment, we’ve become a nation of video gamers. We’re playing games on phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, social networks, and even TVs connected directly to the Internet. | On average, Americans are spending six to nine hours...

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Travis family’s Vanderbilt legacy grows

Sep. 5, 2013—He was a successful, self-made businessman, and she was a pioneering nurse, but the many professional accomplishments of Nancy and Hilliard Travis were eclipsed only by their ongoing generosity to the community, especially their beloved Vanderbilt. The most recent example is a generous gift to the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for student scholarships, and...

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Leap of Faith — A small group of unconventional students makes a big impact on the campus community

Sep. 4, 2013—Although Crystal Finley, BS’13, entered Vanderbilt with a clear plan for success, her life mission would soon change when she became a volunteer mentor with Next Steps at Vanderbilt, a postsecondary program for students with intellectual or other disabilities.

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Patient Songs — Children’s Hospital Releases CD

Sep. 4, 2013—A compilation of songs written in music therapy sessions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and recorded by some of Nashville’s finest artists was released in May. Everybody Has a Story is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, FYE, iTunes and Walmart, as well as at Children’s Hospital in The Friends Shop.

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Fishy Business — Catch-and-release tarpon fishing

Sep. 4, 2013—Attorney Chris Frohlich, BS’06, has parlayed a lifelong love of fishing into a thriving charter company based in Punta Gorda, Fla. When he’s not catch-and-release tarpon fishing for his own pleasure, he’s taking others out on the water or overseeing his staff of eight fishing guides. Photo by Perry James Locke.

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Event celebrates 12 Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2013—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were lauded for their extraordinary academic achievements during an Aug. 28 celebration.

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Family’s generosity supports cancer research

Aug. 22, 2013—Billy Webb knows every nook and cranny of Vanderbilt. He knows the name of the young woman who sells him a no-whip iced mocha in the Courtyard Café on treatment days, the ladies who check him in at the front desk and the nurse who comes around to check his vitals.

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A Heart for Giving to support innovation

Aug. 22, 2013—In matters of giving, venture capitalist Robby van Roijen recommends following your heart, the same course he took in establishing Vanderbilt’s first endowed fund in cardiac innovation. “The thing I like about giving to Vanderbilt is that the money is actually going to producing something that will eventually make the world a healthier place,” said...

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Dedicated to making a difference

Aug. 22, 2013—During a tour 30 years ago of what is now the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Tom Flood witnessed an extraordinary event. “What I saw and what I heard that day made a tremendous impression on me. I was so touched by my experience,” Flood said.

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