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Vanderbilt Board of Trust names four new members

Apr. 22, 2020—The president and CEO of Nasdaq and a respected leader in the health care industry are among the new elected members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

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Summer Send-Offs Support New Commodores

Nov. 7, 2019—This summer Vanderbilt’s welcoming, supportive community celebrated together at 52 Summer Send-Off Parties held in 31 states and three other countries. Hosted by parents and alumni, these special gatherings help new students and their families connect with current students and their parents and with alumni from the same area. University leaders are present to share...

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Blair School’s Ryan Middagh awarded 2019 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 16, 2019—Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Ryan Middagh was awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a surprise presentation during a Blair Big Band rehearsal on Oct. 15.

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Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board announces new members

Jun. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board announces seven new members, who began their three-year terms July 1.

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Student–Alumni Programs and Board Celebrate 10 Years

May. 23, 2019—For 10 years the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s Student–Alumni Programs have helped thousands of students build class traditions and connect with alumni. The Student Alumni Board has been there every step of the way. Newton Adkins, BS’14, joined the Student Alumni Board during his first year at Vanderbilt. “I was excited to do something meaningful that...

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‘Commodores in the Community’ Celebrates Alumni Passion for Service

May. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s long-standing commitment to community service includes strong student traditions such as Alternative Spring Break and supporting areas of need in the Nashville area. In March 2019 the Vanderbilt Alumni Association celebrated that passion with a new monthlong series—Commodores in the Community—to extend the collective impact of the global Vanderbilt alumni network. Liam Byrne, BA’14,...

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H. Rodes Hart named Distinguished Alumnus

Oct. 15, 2018—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named H. Rodes Hart as recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. The honor is the highest bestowed upon a member of the university’s alumni community.

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Six alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2018

Oct. 10, 2018—Six alumni—Bruce Heyman, John Hindle, Scott Hubbard, Paul Kurtz, Richard McCord and Mary Margaret Oliver—are the newest members of the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Join the Vanderbilt Athletics ‘Coaches Caravan’ May 9 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

May. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to join this year's Coaches Caravan, sponsored by Vanderbilt Athletics, on Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steak House.

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Perry Wallace, BE’70, is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus

Jan. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association will celebrate Perry Wallace, BE’70, as the 2017 Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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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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Faculty Are for Life: Message from the Alumni Association president

Nov. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt faculty are among the many reasons our students have been voted the happiest in the U.S. We all have professors we remember with fondness and admiration. For me, two were life-changing. Professor Robert Birkby was rough, tough, demanding, intimidating—and beloved by his students. He did not suffer fools gladly, that’s for sure—but if he...

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