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Perry Wallace, pioneer who integrated SEC basketball, has died

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.

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Dillard, Wallace honored with Slive Award

Dec. 4, 2017—The Southeastern Conference honored Vanderbilt and league legends Godfrey Dillard and Perry Wallace Friday in Atlanta with the SEC's Michael L. Slive Award. Dillard and Wallace (represented by his nephew James) were honored throughout the day along with four football players from Kentucky who were the league's first four African American football players.

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Vanderbilt recognizes trailblazers, marks 50th anniversary of SEC basketball integration

Nov. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt is honoring the legacies of the two players who integrated Vanderbilt athletics, Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, with a series of activities and events this academic year.

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Writer-in-residence Andrew Maraniss shares the story of Perry Wallace on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Nov. 27, 2017—On the latest episode of "The Zeppos Report," Vanderbilt writer-in-residence Andrew Maraniss tells Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about his personal journey to Vanderbilt and how it led him to write Perry Wallace's biography.

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SEC to honor Dillard, Wallace with Michael L. Slive Award

Nov. 9, 2017—Two former Vanderbilt basketball players who helped break the color barrier in the Southeastern Conference 50 years ago have been named recipients of the Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday.

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Pregame employee tailgate party and Kansas State football game is Sept. 16

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate party and the Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State football game Sept. 16.

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Men’s golf claims first-ever SEC Championship

Apr. 25, 2017—The Vanderbilt men’s golf team claimed its first-ever SEC Championship on Monday, winning their final match-play match, 3-2, over Texas A&M in Sea Island, Georgia.

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Fleming, Hopkins named as SEC Academic Leadership fellows

Oct. 19, 2016—Two Vanderbilt University faculty have been named as SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows for 2016-17.

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Prostate cancer care in spotlight at first VU football game

Sep. 1, 2015—In the first game of the season, Vanderbilt’s football program, in conjunction with the Southeastern Conference, is kicking off a campaign to highlight prostate cancer prevention and awareness.

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Gauthier selected 2015 Professor of the Year by SEC

Apr. 29, 2015—Isabel Gauthier, who studies how the brain develops expertise, has been selected as the 2015 Professor of the Year by the Southeastern Conference of Universities.

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VU faculty to join SEC colleagues to discuss creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship

Apr. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty will join colleagues from the other 13 Southeastern Conference universities for a symposium titled “Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Driving a 21st-Century Economy” Sept. 20-22 in Atlanta.

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Gauthier named winner of 2015 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 8, 2015—Isabel Gauthier, David K. Wilson Professor of Psychology, is a recipient of the 2015 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. These annual awards recognize one faculty member from each SEC university who has excelled in teaching, research and scholarship.

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