For the past 15 years, David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, has taught a course on New Product Design and Development, designed primarily for MBA candidates and engineering undergraduates—but available to any students with an interest in the subject. With the recently opened makerspace at the Wond’ry, this year marked the first time the class was able to spend most of its time actually building and refining prototypes rather than taking in lectures and PowerPoint slides.
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. Check out social.vanderbilt.edu anytime to see what’s happening in the Vanderbilt community.
Like most readers of Vanderbilt Magazine, I often flip to the Class Notes section first. After scouring the Class of ’96 for any juicy nuggets, I branch out to overlapping years, searching for names that ring a faint bell.
No doubt Bear Bryant is the most legendary figure ever to walk the sidelines at Dudley Field as a Vanderbilt assistant, but the list of former assistants includes a number of impressive names, notable for their achievements in college and professional football.
Summer Send-Off Parties are one of the university’s finest traditions. For nearly 50 years, alumni and parents in cities across the country have come together to welcome incoming students and their families to the Vanderbilt community.
Of the approximately 1,100 assistant coaches in major-college football, only three are Vanderbilt graduates. One of those three, Chris Marve, BS’11, has returned to coach at his alma mater.
When your roster of 11 consists of student-athletes from four continents, you can’t always assume everyone is speaking the same language—so to speak.
Senior Bradley Faskowitz, a resident adviser in Murray House, snaps a selfie with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (center) and first-year students John Kim, Cortez Johnson and Jasper Lee during Move-In Day in August.
As vice president of development for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Olympia Ammon, BS’96, knows the impact that financial support can have on an organization.
MEMORIAL HALL On Aug. 15, 1955, a young woman donned in academic regalia was ready to graduate from George Peabody College and become the first African American ever to do so. She deliberately sought out a classmate to take a picture of her standing on the steps of Confederate Hall.Read More