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Back to Basics: Q&A with Dean Lawrence Marnett

Back to Basics: Q&A with Dean Lawrence Marnett

In April, when the fiscal separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center was completed, Larry Marnett—the University Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacology and Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research—assumed a new role as the School of Medicine’s first dean of basic sciences, reporting directly to the provost.

Kentucky Commodore: John R. Hall, BE’55, Honored

Kentucky Commodore: John R. Hall, BE’55, Honored

enior Vanderbilt administrators, including vice chancellors David Williams, Susie Stalcup and Beth Fortune, attended a recent reception honoring emeritus Board of Trust Chair John R. Hall, BE’55.

Left to right: Dan Lovinger, Imani Ellis, Kate Morgan and Vanderbilt junior Niles Ellis network at the Summer Open Dores reception in New York City in June. Imani Ellis is communications manager for Bravo & Oxygen Media of NBCUniversal, and Lovinger is executive vice president for sales at NBCUniversal Entertainment Group. Morgan is a management consultant for Accenture.

Summer Open Dores: Network, Network, Network

For many Vanderbilt students, the summer is a chance to exchange the classroom for an internship—but it also can be a time to start networking with alumni. The Summer Open Dores series helps make those connections possible.

Father’s Footsteps: Late Sportswriter Harold Huggins Endows Basketball Scholarship

Father’s Footsteps: Late Sportswriter Harold Huggins Endows Basketball Scholarship

Huggins passed away in March at age 73 from complications of leukemia, and through his generosity, his legacy will live on through the Harold Louis Huggins Basketball Scholarship.

School of Medicine Establishes New Giving Societies

School of Medicine Establishes New Giving Societies

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) has launched two new donor societies: the John E. Chapman, M.D. Society, which supports clinical programs and endowed faculty chairs, and the Discovery Circle, which supports the basic sciences.

Like Old Times: Alumnae Still Get Together 70 Years after Vanderbilt

Like Old Times: Alumnae Still Get Together 70 Years after Vanderbilt

Virginia “Sis” Holladay, BA’46; Lillian B. Jenkins, BA’45; Mary Elizabeth “Libba” Johnson, BA’46; and Katherine White, BA’46 met at Vanderbilt in 1942 and still get together 70 years later.

#Vandygram, Fall 2016

In each issue, Vanderbilt Magazine publishes a handful of social media posts from alumni, students, faculty, staff and Commodore fans that include the hashtag #Vandygram.

College Aspirations

College Aspirations

First-year Peabody College students Aaron and Nicholas Ainsworth have stayed connected to their hometown of San Bernardino, California, in part by mentoring a class of sixth-grade students there, both in person and by video chat.

Class of 2016 Sets Record for Senior Class Fund

Class of 2016 Sets Record for Senior Class Fund

Before Commencement in May, 1,195 members of the Class of 2016 made gifts to the annual Senior Class Fund, representing a record-high 76 percent participation rate.

ITA All-American Frances Altick fights for a win against Stanford.

Strong Showings: A Recap of Spring Sports

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team advanced to the Final Four in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in an attempt to repeat their national championship, but ended the season with a loss to Stanford. The Commodores, the No. 6 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, ended with a 23–6 record.