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Strong Inside: How Perry Wallace changed the course of SEC history

Sep. 1, 2016—Relentlessly courted by athletic powerhouses nationwide, Perry Wallace, BE’70, ultimately made the short trip across town to Vanderbilt—and changed the course of SEC history

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Reading, interactive technology gives students insight to African American athletics pioneer

Aug. 24, 2016—Faculty and staff at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are kicking off the newly revised Vanderbilt Visions curriculum for first-year students with an interactive activity that will give students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus an opportunity to learn more about African American athletics pioneer and Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace.

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Zeppos: SEC committed to combating close-mindedness

Mar. 10, 2016—Equality means opportunity, and it must be embedded in the entire fabric of higher education, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in an opinion piece published in "U.S. News & World Report" March 10.

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Next Steps students celebrate courage and dreams

Mar. 4, 2016—The students of Next Steps at Vanderbilt are this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace Courage Award.

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School of Engineering recognizes students in athletics, Army and Navy ROTC

Mar. 1, 2016—For a third year, Dean Philippe Fauchet honored engineering student-athletes and Army and Navy ROTC students with a special dinner at the University Club, where they heard from alumni Perry Wallace and Sandra Cochran.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Steps program to receive Perry Wallace Courage Award; bloggers on hand to join celebration

Mar. 1, 2016—The Vanderbilt University athletics will present the Next Steps at Vanderbilt program with the Perry Wallace Courage Award on Tuesday.

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Engineering school announces 2016 alumni honorees, distinguished friend

Feb. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt engineering alumni Kendall Card and Perry E. Wallace Jr. will be inducted into the School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at a special event in April. S. Shankar Sastry will be inducted as a member of the school’s Circle of Distinguished Friends.

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View Reunion educational programs online

Jan. 25, 2016—What is driving Nashville’s growth? How does Coach Tim Corbin prepare his players for success in life off the field? Why do we meddle in the lives of others? What was it like to be the first African-American athlete in the SEC? These engaging topics, led by Vanderbilt faculty and alumni, were presented during the...

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Commons Reading announced for 2016-17

Jan. 25, 2016—The Commons Reading for the 2016-17 academic year will be "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" by Vanderbilt alumnus Andrew Maraniss, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, announced today.

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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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Maraniss to receive 2015 Lillian Smith Book Award for ‘Strong Inside’

Aug. 10, 2015—Vanderbilt alumnus and first-time author Andrew Maraniss will receive the 2015 Lillian Smith Book Award for his acclaimed work "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South."

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Perry Wallace biography honored at RFK Book Awards

May. 26, 2015—Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South was honored at the Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards held May 21 at the Newseum.

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