Alumni Award Winners
We encourage alumni, faculty and staff to nominate deserving alumni for these awards.
Todd Jackson, BA’96, EMBA’08, is the recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Director’s new Alumni Volunteer Award.
As founders and co-chairs of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Young Ambassadors, Jackson and his wife, EB, have helped raise $250,000 and award seven Discovery Grants to innovative cancer researchers. Those grants have generated an additional $2.4 million in research funding. He also helped increase volunteer and giving participation as president of the Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Council and served as the fundraising chair for his fifth-year Reunion.
Evan Mack, B.Mus. '03, is the recipient of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors new Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award.
Mack, an assistant professor of piano at Skidmore College, is a distinguished composer and concert pianist. His first opera, Angel of the Amazon, won the Boston Metro Opera MainStage Award. He has produced five full musicals and, as a highly accomplished concert pianist, has toured all over the United States and in Barcelona and South Africa as a champion of American piano music. His most recent project is a two-year development deal to turn Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy's best-selling novel Roscoe into a new American opera (with libretto by Blair Senior Lecturer Joshua McGuire).