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First In: First-Generation College Graduates Share Their Stories

First In: First-Generation College Graduates Share Their Stories

Vanderbilt Magazine spoke to several members of the Commodore community about their experiences as the first in their families to graduate from college. Here are the stories they shared.

Motivating the crowd at Dance Marathon

From Access to Impact: Opportunity Vanderbilt Scholarship Recipients Aim High

A glimpse into the lives of four scholarship recipients shows not only how Opportunity Vanderbilt is empowering individuals, but how they are contributing to Vanderbilt, their communities and the world.

Research Roundup, Winter 2015

Research Roundup, Winter 2015

Bacterial Bullies |Nurses Staying in Workforce Longer |A Reassessment of Minority-Serving Colleges | Vice–Virtue Bundles

Parr, right, directs security detail for President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan in the early 1980s. (COURTESY JERRY PARR)

Jerry W. Parr, BA’62, Matters of Life and Death

On March 31, 1981, Secret Service agent Jerry W. Parr was head of the detail protecting President Ronald Reagan during a speech at the Washington Hilton. When would-be assassin John Hinkley Jr. opened fire, Parr shoved Reagan into a waiting car and ordered him taken to George Washington University Hospital—actions credited with saving the seriously wounded president’s life.

Vanderbilt Sports Medicine trainer Michelle Johnson tends to an injury  during an Overton  High School baseball game. (JOE HOWELL)

Sports Medicine Provided Free to Area Schools

For more than 20 years, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine has maintained a relationship with Metro Nashville Public Schools to ensure excellent care is provided to local athletes. Vanderbilt is now the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro high schools.