Giving

Turning Pro
by Mardy Fones | GivingSpring 2012
Undergraduate Scientists Have Their Game On.

Could an answer to America’s shortage of science and math (STEM) students be as simple as being able to do meaningful research as undergraduates? Students in the SyBBURE Searle initative are already on the path to research careers.

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Beyond Hardship, Tragedy and Loss, One Family’s Legacy of Hope
by Fiona Soltes | GivingSpring 2011

In Lacy Overby’s final years, he began telling his wife of 45 years and children stories they’d never heard.

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At Home in the World
by Fiona Soltes | Fall 2010Giving

International travel isn’t foreign to the Deromedi family—it’s essential. Roger Deromedi, BA’75, has visited 70 of the near 200 countries in the world. His wife, Sandra, and their three children joined him in Paris and Switzerland while Roger worked for Kraft Foods in Europe.

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Painting the House
by Fiona Soltes | GivingSpring 2010
Arlene Grushkin’s family carries on her love of Vanderbilt.

Last spring, when the youngest of Steven and Arlene Grushkin’s three children graduated from the College of Arts and Science, the final family trip to Vanderbilt University was bittersweet. There was the sweetness of accomplishment as Jonathan, BA’09, walked the stage like his brother Brian, BA’05, had done four years prior.

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The Power of the Many, Year After Year
by Jan Read | Fall 2009Giving
The operation and future of the College of Arts and Science relies on alumni such as these.

A funny thing became clear when we contacted a representative group of Arts and Science alumni about their regular contributions to the college. Not one of them thought their steady, modest gifts were worth talking about. We disagree. We know the power of many small gifts coming from the pockets and hearts of many generous [...]

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Pay it Forward
by Nelson Bryan, BA’73 | GivingSpring 2009
When Conner and Ginny Searcy learned of Vanderbilt’s new no-need-based loan financial aid packages for undergraduates, they knew the time had come to act.

“When we got the news of the no-loan program, we said ‘That’s it. That is the cause’—the most important thing that Vanderbilt has done since we’ve been involved with the school,” says Conner Searcy, BA’96. That’s when the couple decided to endow a need-based scholarship in the College of Arts and Science as a way of sharing their success and in hope that their gift will influence the recipients and fellow alumni to do the same and “pay it forward.”

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Mother’s Love Inspires Legacy for Learning
by Mardy Fones | Fall 2008Giving

Cows and crops dominated the area that is now Brentwood, Tenn. In the 1930s, the way of life was rural and times were hard. For a farm girl from Brentwood, attending the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt was a life-changing experience. When it changed Dorothy N. Niederhauser Wallman, BA’39, it started a legacy [...]

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Recent Gifts and Pledges
GivingSpring 2008

J. Thomas Bentley, BA’71, has included the College of Arts and Science in his estate plans. His $1 million bequest will endow the J. Thomas Bentley Scholarship Fund. Cecil D. Conlee, BA’58, a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the College of Arts and Science Board of Visitors, has made an additional [...]

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Connections Lead to Honoring, Giving Back and an Endowed Chair
by Sandy Smith | GivingSpring 2008

“We saw it as a way of giving back and supporting the Jewish experience.” — Cindy Edelman For Cynthia “Cindy” Greener Edelman, BA’74, her Vanderbilt experience provided a good education and special connections. Cindy and a roommate spent the summer between junior and senior years helping with freshman orientation. They decided to learn to cook [...]

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