Although generations of alumni may be lamenting the passing of the old Vanderbilt and Barnard residence halls along Alumni Lawn, there’s plenty of interest and excitement about the new facilities under construction.
Each fall students from Vanderbilt’s theatre department team up with members of the Student Alumni Board, an on-campus organization that fosters ties between current undergraduates and Vanderbilt alumni, to host the Legends Tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.