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Nichols-Chancellor's Medal

chancellor-medals-drawingThe Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal is awarded by Vanderbilt University to those persons who define the 21st century and exemplify the best qualities of the human spirit. It was established by Edward C. Nichols, Jr. (Law ’70) and his wife, Janice Nichols, in memory of Edward Carmack Nichols and Lucile Hamby Nichols.

Senior Day is held the day before Vanderbilt’s annual Commencement ceremony.

The Nichols Humanitarian Fund is a companion scholarship to the Nichols-Chancellor's Medal.

Previous Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal Winners

2013

Toni Morrison

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2012

Tom Brokaw

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2011

Wangari Maathai

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2010

Khaled Hosseini

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2009

Doris Kearns Goodwin

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2008

Bob Geldof

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2007

Muhammad Yunus

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2006

Laura Bush

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2015 - May 6, 7, 8
2016 - May 11, 12, 13
2017 - May 10, 11, 12
2018 - May 9, 10, 11

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