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Visual artist Mel Chin, BA’75, was named this year’s Peabody College 
Distinguished Alumnus.

Artist and activist: Mel Chin named Peabody College Distinguished Alumnus

Visionary artist Mel Chin, BA’75, was honored during Commencement May 12 by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development with the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Born in Houston in 1951 and reared in the African American and Latino neighborhood known as the Fifth Ward, Chin graduated from Peabody withRead More

James Berkenstock retired in June after 50 years with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. His wife, Jean, is former principal flutist with the Lyric. (Courtesy Midsummer's Music Festival)

Golden Reed: Berkenstock celebrates 50 years with Lyric Opera of Chicago

Some people believe the life of a musician is nomadic, traveling the world and playing in all kinds of venues. However, James Berkenstock, BMus’64, who graduated with a music degree from Peabody College in 1964, is one who took root. At the end of June, he retired after 50 yearsRead More

Hattye Yarbrough (JOHN RUSSELL)

Hattye Yarbrough, MLS’66: History in the Making

Yarbrough’s World War II scrapbook is now part of the foundational collection of the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Zundel, center, trains in Nashville for April’s Boston Marathon with Harvey Freeman and Amy Harris of Achilles International (JOHN RUSSELL)

Perfect Vision: Stephanie Zundel

When she was 3 years old, a dose of Children’s Motrin triggered a rare life-threatening allergic reaction in Stephanie Zundel, resulting in blindness. But this medical crisis was no match for Zundel’s competitive spirit. Just before graduating from Vanderbilt in May as a child studies major, she completed the Boston Marathon.

Tatum Hauck Allsep, BS’97: Health Care High-Note

Tatum Hauck Allsep, BS’97: Health Care High-Note

In 2012 Allsep founded her own nonprofit, Music Health Alliance (MHA), to help members of the music community protect themselves through health insurance and health care planning, and now serves as its executive director.