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Class of 2016 Sets Record for Senior Class Fund

Aug. 16, 2016—Before Commencement in May, 1,195 members of the Class of 2016 made gifts to the annual Senior Class Fund, representing a record-high 76 percent participation rate.

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‘Investing in Our Home’

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.

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Taking Flight

Aug. 10, 2016—Growing up in the shadow of a low-performing school in Topeka, Kansas, Charity McCracken, BS’16, was told time and again she should not hope for more. But that didn’t stop her from wanting to become a teacher.

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Giving Day sparks Reunion spirit

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...

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Nationally recognized career expert to lead Vanderbilt student professional development center

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.

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Vanderbilt celebrates inaugural Giving Day

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.

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Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

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.

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Two challenges set to inspire Giving Day participation

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.

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Zeppos: Vanderbilt clears students’ financial pathway

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.

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First Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 21

Feb. 22, 2016—The first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day, planned for April 21, will be a 24-hour campaign that draws alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and fans together to advance the mission of the university.

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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.

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Alum Q&A: OptioLabs’ director of research talks software, Vandy life, fun office space

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...

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