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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center celebrates 35 years

Oct. 25, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marked its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend, celebrating the impact of its innovative programming, support and services to students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.

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David Williams Fall Classic exhibition baseball game is Nov. 10, will honor history of Negro Baseball League

Oct. 25, 2019—The Vanderbilt and Michigan baseball teams will play each other in a Nov. 10 exhibition game named in honor of former Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II. Admission to the David Williams Fall Classic, scheduled to begin at noon at Hawkins Field, will be free.

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Williams’ legacy honored with name on building close to his heart

Oct. 21, 2019—An Oct. 18 ceremony to unveil the new name—David Williams II—on the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center paid tribute to the university's first African American vice chancellor and athletics director.

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Five Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits unveiled during Reunion Weekend

Oct. 19, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente unveiled the Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits of Kate Lupton, David Williams II, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter and Muhammad Yunus on Oct. 18.

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New Game in Town: Vanderbilt athletics enters a new era with Malcolm Turner and Jerry Stackhouse

Aug. 20, 2019—Turner and Stackhouse developed a mutual admiration during their time in the G League. At the same time Turner was guiding the league through unprecedented growth, Stackhouse was leading the Toronto Raptors’ affiliate, Raptors 905, to the league championship.

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David Williams, bowling team to be inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Jun. 4, 2019—Former Vanderbilt Athletics Director David Williams II and the Vanderbilt bowling team were among the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame honorees recently announced and slated for recognition at its induction ceremony on June 15.

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Gail and David Williams honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award

May. 29, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has honored Gail and David Williams with the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award. The award, which honors the memory of civil rights trailblazer and civic leader Francis S. Guess, recognizes those who spur innovation leading to equality.

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David and Gail Williams to be honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award

May. 1, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will present the fourth annual Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award to Gail Williams and the late David Williams II at a luncheon on Thursday, May 23.

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Chancellor announces next round of Vanderbilt trailblazers to be honored with portraits

Apr. 26, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today the second series of portraits honoring five Vanderbilt trailblazers. Zeppos has commissioned paintings of Dorothy Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter, David Williams II, Kate Lupton and Muhammad Yunus.

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What’s on My Mind: David Williams II

Feb. 18, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the life and legacy of David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director, in this week's column.

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Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

Feb. 18, 2019—David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.

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Chancellor discusses ‘state of the university,’ impact of staff, with USAC

Feb. 15, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos recently provided updates on topics ranging from strategic land use planning to increasing leadership opportunities for women, during a wide-ranging talk at USAC.

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