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On the Hunt: Elaine Shannon, BA’68, Investigative Journalist

On the Hunt: Elaine Shannon, BA’68, Investigative Journalist

As an English major at Vanderbilt, Elaine Shannon learned critical thinking and self-reliance—and that she was not cut out to sit in a library and write papers about poets. Instead she lined up a job as a reporter and launched a career as an investigative journalist and New York TimesRead More

Engineering to Inform Medicine: Dr. Jeffrey Williams, BE’92

Engineering to Inform Medicine: Dr. Jeffrey Williams, BE’92

On the wall of heart-rhythm specialist Jeffrey Williams’ medical office is his seventh-grade essay in which he writes that he wants to be a cardiologist. He doesn’t remember writing it, but his younger self accurately predicted the future. As co-director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Lakeland Regional Health inRead More

2019 Alumni Awards Presented by Alumni Association

2019 Alumni Awards Presented by Alumni Association

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2019 alumni award recipients. They will be honored Oct. 17 at a special ceremony during Reunion and Homecoming weekend. “These honorees shine through their professional accomplishments and leadership service to their communities and Vanderbilt,” says Jodie Leeka Kim,Read More

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Armstrong Family Inspires Biochemical Breakthroughs

The story of Richard Armstrong is a shining example of how one person’s legacy can have a powerful ripple effect on others. A basic sciences professor of biochemistry and chemistry from 1995 until his 2015 death, Armstrong was known for his groundbreaking biochemical research. In his honor, his family establishedRead More

New Members Join Alumni Association Board

New Members Join Alumni Association Board

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors announces seven new members, who began their three-year terms July 1. “Each of these new members sets a great example for all alumni through their philanthropy and volunteerism,” says Dan Lovinger, BA’87, president of the Alumni Association Board. “That passion for VanderbiltRead More