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Black and Goal: Lifelong Vandy fan Grace Jackson triumphs in women’s soccer

Black and Goal: Lifelong Vandy fan Grace Jackson triumphs in women’s soccer

Grace Jackson, a second-year soccer standout from Atlanta, gives new meaning to the phrase“VU for Life.”

Photo by Joe Howell

Mary Cohron: Shattering the Glass Ceiling

When Mary Cohron, EMBA’88, received her degree from Owen Graduate School of Management, she was one of only eight women in her class of about 50. “Back in 1988 there weren’t that many women in top-tier business schools, and Vanderbilt took a chance on me,” Cohron says. She credits VanderbiltRead More

Heather Hubbard: A Tanzanian Epiphany

Heather Hubbard: A Tanzanian Epiphany

Ten years into a high-achieving law career, Heather Hubbard, JD’04, found herself captivated by a promotional brochure for the Tanzania Migration trip with the Vanderbilt Travel program, sponsored by the Alumni Association. Before they could get cold feet, she and her husband paid the deposit. It was life-changing. “We madeRead More

Cal Turner Jr. (photo by Susan Urmy)

New Law School Clinic Assists Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Low-income entrepreneurs are receiving much-needed legal support thanks to a recent $2 million investment in Vanderbilt Law School by Cal Turner Jr., BA’62, former chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corp. The Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic, which was funded from the growth of a previous endowed gift from Turner,Read More

Star Struck: Vanderbilt’s front-row seat to the total solar eclipse

Star Struck: Vanderbilt’s front-row seat to the total solar eclipse

Vanderbilt’s newest first-year students will likely remember Aug. 21, 2017, for a long time to come. Not only did the date mark their official welcome to the university, but the approximately 1,600 students also donned safety glasses on The Commons Lawn to witness the total solar eclipse that appeared in Nashville that day—the first time in 538 years that such a sight had been visible in Middle Tennessee.