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Coach Mason and the team celebrate their 45–34 victory over Tennessee last November. (JOHN RUSSELL)

Motion on the Field: Vanderbilt Football Program Advances Under Mason

After playing in only three bowl games during its first century of football, Vanderbilt has now reached the postseason five times in the past nine seasons—most recently at the Independence Bowl played Dec. 26, 2016, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

For Erica Santiago,  It’s Good to Be G.O.L.D.

For Erica Santiago, It’s Good to Be G.O.L.D.

Growing up in Staten Island, New York, Erica Santiago, BS’10, never dreamed of being able to attend Vanderbilt. A four-year, full-tuition Posse Scholarship she received through Vanderbilt’s partnership with the Posse Foundation changed that.

Engage from a Distance through DoresAtWork

Engage from a Distance through DoresAtWork

The manager of West Coast promotions for Warner Music Nashville, Braun recently was a guest volunteer on the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s DoresAtWork Twitter account. DoresAtWork is a monthly series that invites Vanderbilt alumni to share their work-life experiences.

Rick Hilles, far right, leads a 
writing workshop seated next to Steve Garrison and his daughter.

‘Commodore Classrooms’ Event Inspires a Young Writer

Last fall, lovers of reading and writing of all ages gathered in Denver for a Commodore Classroom that doubled as a writing workshop led by Rick Hilles, associate professor of English, who also teaches in the university’s acclaimed MFA Program in Creative Writing.

Lillian Harpole Hazelton, right, with two of her three children: Elizabeth Hazelton, a 2017 master of accountancy student, and John Hazelton, a first-year engineering student studying computer science. Not pictured is daughter Margaret Ann Hazelton, MEd’13. (DANIEL DUBOIS)

From Generation to Generation: One Family’s Vanderbilt Legacy

Five generations of Lillian Harpole Hazelton’s family have attended Vanderbilt—and higher education has played a particularly important role for the women in her family.

Teaching Touchstones: New Product Design and Development

Teaching Touchstones: New Product Design and Development

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.

#Vandygram, Winter 2017

#Vandygram, Winter 2017

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.

Transformative Times: Editor’s Letter, Fall 2016

Transformative Times: Editor’s Letter, Fall 2016

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.

The Night Bear Bryant Came to Town: Football Coaching Legends at Vanderbilt

The Night Bear Bryant Came to Town: Football Coaching Legends at Vanderbilt

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 Welcome Families to the Vanderbilt Community

Summer Send-Off Parties Welcome Families to the Vanderbilt Community

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.