School Of Engineering Alumnus

  • Photo of alumnus Scott Johnson, standing next to a very large mockup of a No. 2 yellow pencil at Musgrave Pencil Company

    Scott Johnson, BE’87: Getting to the Point

    After long careers designing power generation plants and acute care medical facilities, Scott Johnson, BE'87, made a career leap two years ago to take the top job at the nation’s largest pencil maker, Musgrave Pencil Company.  Read More

    Oct 17, 2023

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    Olatunde Osinaike, BS’15: The Algorithm of Poetry

    School of Engineering alumnus Olatunde Osinaike is one of five winners of the 2022 National Poetry Series. His debut collection, 'Tender Headed,' is being published by Akashic Press in December. He will be on campus for an alumni reading event Oct. 24, co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. He returns to Nashville Jan. 25, 2024, for a reading with The Porch, a literary nonprofit. Read More

    Oct 3, 2023

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    Eagle Eyes

    Jane Hughes Coble, BA’64, and Bill Coble, BE’54, contributed to conservation efforts in the 1990s led by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency by allowing the TWRA to use their farm in the Bells Bend area to reintroduce bald eagles to the environment. After a few years of anxious waiting, a pair of mature eagles returned and have raised their young there for 25 years. Read More

    May 18, 2023

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    School of Engineering announces 2023 alumni honorees, distinguished friends

    Two business leaders and a retired Navy vice admiral will join the School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni, and two business professionals associated with the school have been named a distinguished friend of the school. They will be recognized in an induction ceremony at the April 20 Engineering Celebration Dinner. Read More

    Apr 10, 2023

  • Edwin Keeble pictured in the 1923 Commodore yearbook as a member of the Blue Pencil Club. Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives

    Towering Figure

    Before Edwin Keeble, BA 1924, cemented his legacy as one of Nashville’s foremost architects, he found himself at a crossroads: Stay within the comfortable confines of the city he’d grown up in or venture to other parts of the globe and widen his worldview. His decision ultimately would have far-reaching consequences—not just for his career and its impact on Nashville, but for something perhaps even more profound in the eyes of every Commodore basketball fan: the curious origins of Memorial Magic. Read More

    Mar 1, 2023

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    Somtochukwu Dimobi Okoye, BE’19, creates allyships to help others realize their potential

    When Somto Dimobi Okoye, BE’19, was growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, her mother would open their home to people who needed help—instilling a philosophy of building strength and community through a tightly woven support system. Okoye continues that philosophy by creating ways to help colleagues and Vanderbilt students realize and exercise their full potential. Read More

    Feb 24, 2023

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    ‘Leaps of faith’ led engineering alumna to career in problem-solving through tech

    Miti Joshi, BS’19, has been taking what she calls “leaps of faith” ever since she left Mumbai, India, to attend Vanderbilt University. These bold and sometimes scary moves have led her to experience life-changing opportunities at the School of Engineering and have helped her find her passion as a successful woman in tech. Read More

    Sep 6, 2022

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    School of Engineering alumnus develops location technology to help visually impaired navigate independently

    Chris Webb, BE'90, is the CEO and co-founder of Foresight Augmented Reality, a cutting-edge technology that allows those with visual impairments to live more independently. Read More

    Aug 8, 2022