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Bree Horrocks: Center and researcher

Bree Horrocks: Center and researcher

Horrocks found a home with Vanderbilt women’s basketball, but it was her academic journey at the university that sparked a potential career path in LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Tiny Dorm Concert: Toren Stafford

Tiny Dorm Concert: Toren Stafford

Toren Stafford, a 20-year-old sophomore studying voice at Blair School of Music, staged a “Tiny Dorm Concert” in Vanderbilt’s Morgan House in March.

Left to right: Nick Lovinger, BA’15; Jake Goldklang, BA’15; and Liam Byrne, BA’14, braved a snowy Saturday morning with other members of the Metro New York Vanderbilt Chapter to volunteer for their service project benefiting the Bowery Mission.

‘Commodores in the Community’ Celebrates Alumni Passion for Service

Vanderbilt’s long-standing commitment to community service includes strong student traditions such as Alternative Spring Break and supporting areas of need in the Nashville area. In March 2019 the Vanderbilt Alumni Association celebrated that passion with a new monthlong series—Commodores in the Community—to extend the collective impact of the global VanderbiltRead More

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Jarred Amato, BA’09, Watering ‘Book Deserts’

Reading, and a child’s access to books, is a precursor to success by all yardsticks. But the lack of reading materials in many neighborhoods across America—regions known as “book deserts”—threatens the educational achievements of countless students. English teacher Jarred Amato decided to do something about it. In 2016 he andRead More

Three Decades of Impact

Three Decades of Impact

On clinic day every week, first-year nursing student Brooke Hazen’s 12-hour shift starts at 6:30 a.m. “We’re taking vital signs, helping patients shower and walk, administering shots and IVs, and interpreting lab results,” she says. Hazen is in Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s prespecialty program, which provides a two-year path toRead More