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Distinguished Alumni Award Archives

Perry Wallace, BE’70, is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus

Jan. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association will celebrate Perry Wallace, BE’70, as the 2017 Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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Perry Wallace, pioneer who integrated SEC basketball, has died

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.

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2017 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Sep. 12, 2017—A senior rabbi who has worked tirelessly to promote racial and religious respect and a national leader in environmental efforts are the 2017 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Acclaimed artist Mel Chin named Peabody College distinguished alumnus

May. 5, 2017—Chin’s art is inspired by political and social dilemmas, provoking discussion and evading easy classification.

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Watkins, Neuzil named VUSM Distinguished Alumni

Mar. 17, 2016—The late Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., and Kathleen Neuzil, M.D., MPH, have been named the 2016 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

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2015 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Aug. 18, 2015—Tennessee's first African American state health commissioner and an internationally renowned scholar on the Old Testament will be honored Oct. 30 by Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion.

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Shirley Collado named Peabody Distinguished Alumna

May. 8, 2015—Shirley Collado, a member of Vanderbilt's inaugural POSSE class, was honored by Peabody College with the 2015 Distinguished Alumna Award during Vanderbilt's Commencement.

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VU alumna Nora Tyson tapped to command Navy’s 3rd Fleet

Apr. 23, 2015—Vice Adm. Nora Tyson has been nominated to command the U.S. 3rd Fleet, which stretches from the Western coast of the United States to the International Date Line in the Pacific.

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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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