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Sam Hirt

Groundbreaker — Sam Hirt, MA’63, EdS’69, bids farewell to Campus Recreation

Jan. 11, 2014— Long before there was a Student Recreation Center or any of the adjacent outdoor facilities, Sam Hirt was doing what he could to promote sports activities on campus, initially as Vanderbilt’s first full-time intramural director and then as head of the physical education department. In short, Hirt was Campus Recreation before there was even such a thing.

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VUCast: Preventing the next pandemic

Sep. 18, 2013—Researchers work to prevent possible bird flu pandemic How stars solve mysteries of the universe And conquering the video gaming industry Vandy style? All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Director of campus recreation to retire after 50 years of service

Aug. 28, 2013—Be careful when choosing your first job, advises Sam Hirt, director of campus recreation at Vanderbilt, because it might end up being your career.

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