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100+ Years and Continuing

It all started with a young man from Adair, Ky. over 100 years ago. For almost as long as the School of Engineering has been in existence, the lives of the Flowers family have entwined with that of VUSE.

It Took a Team

The teamwork engineers are known for was key to helping Vanderbilt—and the School of Engineering—successfully raise more than $1.75 billion in the historic Shape the Future campaign.

Growing Up to Gratitude

How I got into the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering as a freshman is still a mystery.

A Maxim to Live By

Learn, earn, return. Civil engineer Sam McCleskey, BE’51, has made that phrase his philosophy for every stage of his adult life. That dictum, combined with McCleskey’s success, has in turn made an enduring difference in the lives of students in the School of Engineering.
McCleskey began the learn phase of his adult life when he arrived [...]

Champions for the Pursuit of Dreams

Doug Davis says he felt he was already a rich man when he left the School of Engineering in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a job at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard near San Francisco, Calif.

Former Exxon Leader and Chair Holder Have Engineering Chemistry

For 38 years, H. Eugene McBrayer, BE’54, made his career with the company that became ExxonMobil Corp., Fortune 500’s No. 1 largest American corporation in 2009.