Distinguished Alumni Award
Mar. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named Barney S. Graham, PhD’91, as the recipient of the 2021 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. This honor is the highest bestowed upon a member of the university’s alumni community.
Mar. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt engineering alumnae Sheryll D. Cashin, Jennifer Rose Frist and Cathy Jo Thompson Linn have been named Distinguished Alumni, and Courtney Clark Pastrick has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be inducted into the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and celebrated at the Board of Visitors virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 24.
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.
Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.
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.
May. 5, 2017—Chin’s art is inspired by political and social dilemmas, provoking discussion and evading easy classification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.