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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.

Nichols-Chancellor's Medal Award Ceremony is held the day before Vanderbilt’s annual Commencement ceremony.

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

Previous Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal Winners

2017

Ken Burns

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2016

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad 

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2015

Walter Isaacson

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2014

Regina Benjamin

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2013

Toni Morrison

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2012

Tom Brokaw

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2011

Wangari Maathai

Wangari

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2010

Khaled Hossein

Hosseini

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2009

D. Kearns Goodwin

Goodwin

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2008

Bob Geldolf

Geldof

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2007

Muhammed Yunus

MYunus

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 2006

Laura Bush

Laura Bush

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 2018  -  May 9, 10, 11
 2019  -  May 8, 9, 10
 2020 -  May 6, 7, 8

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