Aug. 16, 2016—As director of player development for the Cleveland Indians, Carter Hawkins, BS’07, thinks a lot about the growth mindset. In his role the former Vanderbilt catcher helps 180 Indians minor-leaguers to maximize their potential. Hawkins credits his Vanderbilt mentors with helping him find his path and his passions.
Jun. 6, 2016—When Vanderbilt launched Giving Day on April 21—a new tradition for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to show their Commodore love through a 24-hour online campaign—nobody could predict how far the “give for the gold” spirit would spread. However, when the counting stopped at midnight on April 22, 6,640 members of the Vanderbilt community...
May. 16, 2016—Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years' experience supporting the career needs of college students and alumni, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Professional Development.
Apr. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University's first-ever Giving Day has raised more than $1.3 million and secured $200,000 in challenge gifts to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarships and grant assistance.
Apr. 14, 2016—An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14.
Apr. 14, 2016—Two anonymous donors have issued two challenges to encourage participation in the first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day on April 21, 2016. If met, the challenges will provide a total of $200,000 for Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s initiative to replace loans with scholarships and grants for undergraduate students.
Mar. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt has led a national drive to ensure that academic achievements, community service and hard work—not ability to pay—determine a student’s path to higher education, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in an opinion piece March 5.
Vanderbilt announces Perry Wallace engineering scholarship to honor first black SEC basketball player
Oct. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Perry E. Wallace Jr. Scholarship to honor and recognize the achievements of Wallace, who became the first African American to play varsity sports in the Southeastern Conference at a time of lethal racial division across the region.
Oct. 23, 2015—Hamilton Turner didn’t require much assistance while recruiting at the fall Engineering & IT Industry Career Day – the 2010 computer engineering alumnus knows his way around just fine. But his ties to Vanderbilt University run deeper than that. As a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech, his doctoral adviser was Jules White, now a Vanderbilt...
Aug. 27, 2015—Honoring and building upon the contributions of the late John L. Seigenthaler to the civil rights movement is the goal of a new endowed chair being established at Vanderbilt University through a gift from the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation.