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New leadership and members named for Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board

Jul. 1, 2014—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce new leadership and the addition of eight new members. Patti White, BA’76, is president and Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77, is president-elect. New members include Ryan Grant, BS’01; Eileen C. Hart, BA’10, MSN’12; Larkin Martin, BA’85; Kate Morgan, BS’06; Alex Quintana, BA’05, MSF’06; Tim Warnock, BA’84; Valerie Williams, BE’95; and Justin Wood, BA’03, JD’06.

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Last chance to give to Faculty-Staff Campaign

Jun. 24, 2014—Today is your last chance to make a contribution to the 2014 Faculty-Staff Campaign.

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Young alumni rise to GOLD Challenge 2.0 and help secure another $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt

Jun. 16, 2014—Members of the classes of 2004 through 2013 have once again made Vanderbilt history by rising to the university’s challenge specifically for graduates of the last decade—the GOLD Challenge 2.0—and helping to secure another $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt. Opportunity Vanderbilt is the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarship and...

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Faculty-Staff Campaign co-chairs show gratitude by giving back

Apr. 29, 2014—Faculty-Staff Campaign co-chairs Vanessa and Trey Beasley had a very personal reason for returning to Vanderbilt. But it’s the community of support among faculty, staff, students and friends that's kept them here for almost a decade.

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For my family, bridging the generation gap is a journey of 7,000 miles

Apr. 13, 2014—My dad used to tell me I took things for granted, especially on my birthday or Christmas. I always thought he was just a party pooper. But of course, you should never ignore what a wise Chinese man has to say. The conversation would go somewhat like this: “Thanks for the math book, Dad.” “You...

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Vanderbilt launches 2014 Faculty-Staff Campaign

Apr. 2, 2014—Vanderbilt has kicked off its annual Faculty-Staff Campaign for university central faculty and staff members, with a goal of raising $1.1 million or more.

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Scholarships Allow Vanderbilt Undergrad to Pursue Career in Medicine

Feb. 24, 2014—John Chen, a second-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), is not sure what type of doctor he will become, but one thing is certain: he will have the chance to follow his heart in selecting his field of study and said he owes that all to Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Heard Library receives Golden Globe

Jan. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt University Heard Library's Special Collections has received a Golden Globe and two other major film awards given to the late film director Delbert Mann.

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Scholarship students show the impact of Opportunity Vanderbilt

Nov. 20, 2013—Sabre Rucker grew up just a few miles from the Vanderbilt campus in East Nashville. Despite her successes in high school, her dreams of “black and gold” seemed out of reach. But Opportunity Vanderbilt made her dreams real. Her story is featured in a new video on Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s initiative to replace all...

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Voices of giving: A Schola Prophetarum perspective

Nov. 18, 2013—Keith Caldwell came to study at the Vanderbilt Divinity School because he wants to help reimagine a better version of this world. “People here are not just doing God talk,” Keith says. “They are pulling it down and putting it in action.” As a community organizer in Nashville for the past fifteen years, Keith’s world...

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Family’s support enhances cancer research training

Nov. 14, 2013—John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, his wife, Mary, and their three children have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Brock Family Fellowship will provide financial assistance long into the future for young physicians, postdoctoral students and medical investigators who are furthering their training in cancer research.

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Class of 2012 leads the way in giving back to Vanderbilt

Nov. 9, 2013—The Class of 2012 is accustomed to leading the way. As freshmen, they became the first class to live at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. As seniors, they broke a Vanderbilt record at the time by giving back to Vanderbilt at a rate of 48 percent through the Senior Class Fund. Today, they continue to...

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