Come back for Reunion 2011
The Reunion Leadership Conference brought more than 80 alumni leaders to campus Feb. 25–26 to begin planning events and setting goals for Reunion/Homecoming 2011. If your graduation year ends in 1 or 6, let us know if you are planning to attend Oct. 20–22.
Students celebrate Tuition Freedom Day
Tuition covers roughly 70 percent of a Vanderbilt education, while the rest depends on additional support, including alumni donations. To educate students about the importance of giving back, the Senior Class Fund on Feb. 23 sponsored Tuition Freedom Day, an event marking the day when the academic year is 70 percent complete and tuition stops “paying” for their education.
Seniors to receive advice from alumni
The Alumni Association will distribute the Life after Vanderbilt guide as a gift to seniors during its annual Grad Fair March 30–31. The guide offers real-world advice from young alumni about moving, money, networking and life transitions to help students take their first steps after graduation.
Alumni connect through shared interests
Now is a great time to reconnect with fellow alumni who share your interests. Contact Chris Griffin for more information about starting a Common Connections group. Active groups are organized into areas such as Greek organizations, service, sports, study abroad, ethnicity, culture, religion and lifestyle.
Explore ancient Greece and Rome
Travel to the finest sites in the Mediterranean June 27–July 8 with Robin Jensen, the Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship. Begin in Athens and sail on to Civitavecchia, Italy, with stops in Crete, Malta, Sicily, Naples and Rome. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the Vanderbilt Travel Program page.
New Alumni Association chapters have been developed recently by alumni and friends in Greenville, S.C. (Piedmont); Hampton Roads, Va.; and Sacramento, Calif. These cities join more than 40 others across the country and around the world in connecting members of the Vanderbilt community. Cities with upcoming chapter offerings include:
View the current calendar of events planned in your area, and check back frequently.
Every day, every year, Vanderbilt reaches new levels of success thanks to gifts from alumni, parents and friends. Please consider making your online gift now.