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Call for Board Nominations

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association will soon select new members to its board of directors. Do you know the perfect candidate? Someone actively involved in your local Vanderbilt activities? We need your help identifying fellow alumni to serve your interests on the board. The board includes a minimum of 18 regionalRead More

Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Fall 2007

Editor, Gaynelle Doll
Art Director and Designer, Donna DeVore Pritchett
Editorial

Alumni Volunteers Boost Student Recruitment Efforts

This year thousands of alumni assisted Vanderbilt in recruiting topnotch scholars by interviewing prospective students and attending college fairs. The Alumni Interviewing Program (AIP) allows undergraduate applicants to request interviews with alumni who live in their areas. Students contact alumni directly via e-mail to request and arrange for these interviews,Read More

A Spare Pair in Every Purse

A Spare Pair in Every Purse

Take three best friends forever. Let’s make them blonde, with Southern accents. One night over a dinner of martinis and mini-burgers, the trio happens upon an idea that grows into an international success story–Passport Panties.Turns out tiny pieces of lingerie equal big business.You can find them in more than 350Read More

Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory

In 2005 Katharine Carroll was beginning her career as a professional cyclist. She just missed a top-10 finish in her first race, the Athens Twilight Criterium, and then placed fourth in the Joe Martin Stage Race. Just two years later–a very short time in the cycling world–she won both prestigiousRead More

Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge Is Power

Alumni Association News Remember when you were a Vanderbilt student, not quite sure where you would land after graduation or how you were going to make the transition from the classroom to the work world? Wouldn’t it have been great to connect with former students who had at least someRead More

Classical Revival

Classical Revival

After Herschel Gower retired in 1985 as an English professor at Vanderbilt, he figured he’d take it easy and refinish furniture. “I’ve done no refinishing at all,”Gower says.”Working for one’s wife is certainly hazardous.” The two now live in Dallas, where Dona is executive director of the Athena Foundation andRead More

The Crop That Built Carolina

The Crop That Built Carolina

Nicotiana tabacum. It’s a lovely plant, really–large, bright green leaves on a central stem that reaches 6 feet or more.Mid-season, a fat cluster of nearly white tube flowers crown the stem. It’s a hardy plant, too, resistant to both heat and drought. Perfect for the land I call home. IRead More

Up from Slavery

Up from Slavery

We never know when one small incident will change lives. It was reading a National Geographic article one September afternoon during my sophomore year at Vanderbilt that changed mine. Reading the article “Twenty-First Century Slaves” in my dorm room that day, I was horrified and heartbroken to learn there areRead More

Reality Bites

Reality Bites

The day of the Virginia Tech shootings, I realized that the weather was gorgeous in Nashville– almost as gorgeous as it was on Sept. 11, 2001, in Washington, D.C. There’s something sick in the fact that I made that comparison.Why couldn’t I just focus on the thing in front ofRead More