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Dores of Distinction

Dr. Constance Mobley, PhD’98, MD’03 Transplant trailblazer

May. 23, 2019—As a molecular physiology and biophysics doctoral student at Vanderbilt, Dr. Constance Mobley never had designs on practicing medicine. Her passions were in the lab. The young scholar was infinitely more interested in clinical research. “I wanted to discover how to cure everything in the world,” she says. “I was always interested in science, and...

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Smith named associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives for Development and Alumni Relations

Oct. 29, 2018—Highly seasoned higher education administrator Tina L. Smith will join Development and Alumni Relations as associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives beginning Nov. 1.

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’Dores of Distinction

Jun. 8, 2018—To help ensure that Vanderbilt’s mission stays on track and is poised for future success, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has convened a broadly diverse group of alumni leaders called the ’Dores of Distinction.

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Alumni Association Board announces 2018 honorees

Jun. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board announces its 2018 alumni award recipients.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Delicious Dishes from Thailand’ May 18

Apr. 12, 2018—Delicious dishes from Thailand will be featured when the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present Vandy Cooks on May 18.

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Alumni Association Board announces 2017 alumni award recipients

Jul. 18, 2017—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board is pleased to announce the 2017 alumni award recipients—Stephen Jones, BA’74, MD’78; Joe Martin, BA’64; Doug Parker, MBA’86; and Zakiya Smith, BS’06.

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Vanderbilt event benefits Nashville immigrant community

Jun. 2, 2017—The Office of the Chancellor hosted “Food from Inside the Travel Ban,” a fundraiser for TN Justice for Our Neighbors, June 1 at the Wyatt Center Rotunda. The event featured food inspired by Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Iran and Somalia.

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Nashville’s ‘Negotiators’: How Samar Ali Gets Enemies In Syria To Sit Down And Talk

Jan. 4, 2016—Nashville’s ‘Negotiators’: How Samar Ali Gets Enemies In Syria To Sit Down And Talk Samar Ali, BS’03, JD’06, a former Alumni Association Board member and an attorney for Nashville law firm Bone McAllester Norton, is a third-party mediator in Syria. WPLN recently interviewed her as part of its live journalism series Movers & Thinkers about...

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Chicago Magazine featured poet and alumnus Nate Marshall, BA’12, and his first book, Wild Hundreds

Oct. 13, 2015—Wild Hundreds, the first book published by Nate Marshall, BA’12—much of it written while he was a Vanderbilt student—offers a portrait of life in West Pullman, his home town on the south side of Chicago. Chicago Magazine profiles Marshall in its October 2015 issue.

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Mohamed Abdel-Kader, MEd’03: Global Perspective

Jul. 31, 2015—Helping young Americans succeed in a global environment is both a vocation and a passion for Mohamed Abdel-Kader. “Students and business people need a global understanding and mindset to exist in the world today,” says Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of International and Foreign Language Education. “U.S. nurses caring...

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Kimberly Bryant, BE’89, Is Changing the Face of High-Tech with Black Girls Code

Sep. 26, 2014—The mission of Bryant's nonprofit organization, Black Girls Code, is to reach out to minority girls age 7 to 17 from all socioeconomic levels, and teach them about computer technology—from creating websites and writing computer applications to crafting computer games and working in robotics.

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Alumna named first female president of Florida Memorial University

Mar. 14, 2014—Roslyn Clark Artis, EdD’10, is the 13th president of Florida Memorial University. The appointment is historical for the university as Artist is the first woman president in its 135 years of operation.

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