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New scholarship honors legacy of civil rights leader James Lawson

Jun. 25, 2018—The new Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. Scholarship provides need-based financial support for underrepresented minority students who demonstrate a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

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Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.

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Larry Creekmore, BA’67, shares why he is Vanderbilt for Life

Jan. 9, 2018—As a donor and passionate Reunion volunteer, Larry Creekmore, BA’67, is truly Vanderbilt for Life. He shares why he is a loyal Commodore.

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Natalia Alvarez, BA’14, is Vanderbilt for Life

Jan. 9, 2018—Since graduating from Vanderbilt in 2014, Natalia Alvarez has been a great example of staying Vanderbilt for Life. She shares why she remains such a loyal Commodore.

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Make a gift, and receive a limited-edition pair of Vanderbilt socks

Dec. 12, 2017—Now through Dec. 31, when you make a gift of $35 or more, Vanderbilt will send you a pair of limited-edition socks as our way of saying thanks.

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Tim Warnock, BA’84, is the epitome of a loyal Commodore

Sep. 29, 2017—Alumni Association Board Director Tim Warnock, BA’84, is a model of alumni engagement.

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$5 million gift from Hoogland family to name Vanderbilt undergraduate business minor

Sep. 6, 2017—A $5 million commitment from alumni Susan and Keith Hoogland names the university’s new trans-institutional minor for business study the Hoogland Undergraduate Business Program.

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Vanderbilt invests $30 million and issues chair challenge to boost faculty support

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University has announced to alumni and supporters the Chancellor Chair Challenge, a yearlong, $30 million investment by the university designed to create 30 new endowed chairs.

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Chancellor commits Vanderbilt to a big, bold future at fall assembly

Aug. 25, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos cemented Vanderbilt's commitment to excellence with initiatives that drive innovation and discovery, unveiling a $30 million investment in faculty at the Fall Faculty Assembly.

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$2 million investment establishes Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School

Aug. 22, 2017—A $2 million investment in Vanderbilt Law School by Cal Turner Jr., BA’62, will provide legal support to entrepreneurs on shoestring budgets to help them get up and running.

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Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77: Lifelong Loyalty

Jul. 28, 2017—Forty-six years ago Perry Brandt arrived at Vanderbilt for a seven-year experience that remarkably changed the trajectory of his life. “I owe Vanderbilt a huge debt of gratitude,” Brandt says. “Thanks to scholarship support, I was the first member of my family to attend college. I arrived as an unmolded blob of clay, and left...

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Living the Dream: How One Doctor’s Journey Has Spurred a Virtuous Cycle of Giving

Jul. 28, 2017—As a talented high school senior in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Tiara Aldridge, BA’10, MD’14, always dreamed of becoming a doctor one day. But both the prospect of paying for college and navigating the path to medical school were daunting.

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