I Am Vanderbilt 2019

  • Yasmine Mukahal (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)

    I Am Vanderbilt: Yasmine Mukahal

    With both Nashville and Vanderbilt on skyrocketing trajectories, the university finds itself competing with a host of global organizations for the best workforce possible. Yasmine Mukahal says Vanderbilt offers potential employees something more. Read More

    Dec 19, 2019

  • Natalee Erb, associate director for residential colleges (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

    I Am Vanderbilt: Natalee Erb

    Natalee Erb knows that Vanderbilt students undergo a great deal of personal growth outside of the classroom, and that their undergraduate experience begins to take shape soon after they arrive on campus. Read More

    Oct 14, 2019

  • Billy Teets in front of an image of a nebula in space

    I Am Vanderbilt: Billy Teets

    Through field trips, science camps and public events at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, outreach astronomer Billy Teets engages Middle Tennessee students and community members in the process of lifelong learning and discovery. Read More

    Sep 13, 2019

  • Jonathan Ertelt, greenhouse manager, Department of Biological Sciences (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    I Am Vanderbilt: Jonathan Ertelt

    The Vanderbilt greenhouses are a lush, light-filled retreat in the heart of campus, and Jonathan Ertelt is charged with making sure each of their inhabitants thrives. Read More

    Jul 16, 2019

  • Randy Smith, supervisor, Plant Operations (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

    I Am Vanderbilt: Randy Smith

    The Vanderbilt campus hums with a particular energy in the days leading up to Commencement. Randy Smith, a supervisor in Plant Operations, manages a team of housekeeping staff tasked with getting buildings ready to accommodate the more than 25,000 friends and family members who will be on campus celebrating graduates. Read More

    May 8, 2019

  • Dennis Spann, administrative officer for VUSN facilities and space

    I Am Vanderbilt: Dennis Spann

    When the School of Nursing celebrated its $23.6 million building expansion in late January, the event capped nearly two years of continuous construction. Dennis Spann, administrative officer for VUSN facilities and space, was integral to all of it. Read More

    Apr 4, 2019

  • Antoinette Hicks (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    I Am Vanderbilt: Antoinette Hicks

    Antoinette Hicks, the morning supervisor at Rand Dining Center, says Campus Dining provides sustenance in more ways than one. Read More

    Mar 4, 2019

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    I Am Vanderbilt: Marilyn Holmes

    Marilyn Holmes is a friendly and familiar face to those who make a stop at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center part of their daily routine. Read More

    Feb 5, 2019