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Undergraduate Support beyond the Classroom

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Chancellor Zeppos, Tiffiny Tung and Nancy Gentry, BSN’73, education co-chair of the Alumni Association’s Nashville Chapter.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Tiffiny Tung received the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Cup for her work with undergraduates. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos surprised her with the university award during an anthropology department meeting.

Tung, a bioarchaelogist, studies past cultures through the clues found in mummies, skeletal remains and other artifacts. In addition to her own research and teaching, she worked with 27 different students on independent research projects and theses both in Nashville and in far-off lands.

Established by the Nashville Chapter of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association in 1963, the chancellor-selected award is given annually to the faculty member most contributing to undergraduate student–faculty relationships outside the classroom.

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