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Commodore Connection | May 2022
Commencement ceremony

Commencement 2022

Congratulations to the families of the Class of 2022! We are excited to see where your students will go and the impact they will make on the world. For the latest information, please visit the Commencement website.

As your student leaves campus, remind them they are #VU4Life, and ask them to update their information on VUconnect. This ensures they receive invitations for Welcome Parties, Networking Nights and other news and events for their new city.
Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn
All are invited to join the Class of 2022 and their families for Graduates Day on Thursday, May 12, at 11 a.m. CT, with keynote speaker Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn. The program will be livestreamed at vanderbilt.edu/commencement.
Dr. Jeffrey Balser and Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

Diermeier and Balser discuss leading under adversity during pandemic

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Balser on April 27 for a candid discussion about their experiences leading during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vanderbilt Giving Day // April 21, 2022

Vanderbilt community stands together for Giving Day 2022

The Giving Day results are in: More than 6,000 members of the Vanderbilt community—including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends—donated more than $5 million.
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Vandy United

Vandy United update: Basketball operations center and practice facility timeline revealed

As part of the ongoing Vandy United campaign, Vanderbilt unveiled detailed plans for the men’s and women’s basketball operations center and practice facility.
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Blair students on stage in costume at the Nashville Zoo

Vanderbilt Blair School of Music performed children’s opera at zoo as part of mission to deepen community ties and engagement

Blair School Dean Lorenzo F. Candelaria sees opportunities to revolutionize the experience of classical music in ways that cultivate new and diverse audiences for the art form. In some cases, it means taking the music to unexpected places.
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Yousef Abu-Salah and Louisa “Loulou” Byars

Two Class of 2022 students awarded Keegan Traveling Fellowships

Yousef Abu-Salah and Louisa “Loulou” Byars, both members of Vanderbilt’s Class of 2022, have been named Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellows for 2022–23. The Keegan Fellowship aims to enhance the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning.
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Vanderbilt Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend Vanderbilt Chapter Events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.

May 12
Charleston – Green Energy Discussion with Mike Volpe, BE’06

May 14
Charlotte – Charlotte FC vs. CT Montreal

May 18
Cincinnati – Chapter Happy Hour

May 19
New York – Midtown Networking Breakfast
New York – Downtown Networking Breakfast
Virtual – Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni Connect: Career CPR with Career Strategy Coach Nona King

June 6
Seattle – Chancellor Reception
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Volunteer with Vanderbilt

Parents and families are an important part of our Vanderbilt community. Learn more about volunteer opportunities, such as participating in networking opportunities and volunteering at regional chapter events.
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Parents and Family Programs
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Nashville, TN 7240-1627
Parent Information Line: (877) 887 2736 | parents@vanderbilt.edu

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