Alumni Point of View
When the greatest influence of my life began losing her way, I knew it was time to honor a vow I’d made at age 12.
by Helen Hudson, Med’94
In pondering life after Iraq, recollections turn to Chancellor Heard and a father’s example.
by Brian A. Montague, BA’81
It was the easiest assignment ever. But it taught me a profound lesson.
by Gary D. Gerson, BS’85
A return to campus revives dormant memories and affords a view of Vanderbilt few alumni ever experience.
by Brian W. McGuire, BA’76, PhD’80
Vanderbilt gave me one heck of a solid liberal arts education—and some of it even happened in the classroom.
by Chuck Offenburger, BA’69
No previous trip to Haiti could prepare me for the chaos of my last visit.
by Glen Stewart, MDiv’74, DMin’75
Our repertoire was paltry and our lyrics not quite right—but we never tired of singing as we sailed.
by Andrea Alvord, BA’03
Creating an industry in Central and Eastern Europe has restored hope and dignity for thousands—and given me a front-row seat on history.
by John Wirth, BA’92
I’ve spent 35 years trying to erase my carbon imprint—so why are there still so many smudges?
by Ellen Pearson, BA’63
Blessed be the ties that bind and gag.
by Christopher Baltz, BA’92
My year in a palace near the Tigris
by Michael Lee Woodard, BS’90
Mere mortals little suspect this fair maiden's imprisonment in a dark land of dragons and latex.
by Claire Suddath, BA'04
They had experienced the worst of humankind. But they had something to teach their American visitor about faith and joy.
by Ashley Rogers, BA'06