150 years

Notable Alumni

Vanderbilt alumni lead in their fields and continue to blaze new trails

Notable Alumni by the numbers

  • 42 Alumni Chapters
  • 6 Nobel Laureates
  • 147K+ Active Alumni

From entrepreneurs to award-winning journalists, trailblazing alumni can be found in every field imaginable.

Steady Determination


Kate Lupton opened doors for others as Vanderbilt’s first female graduate

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Peace Through Prosperity


Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus’ revolutionary idea to combat poverty began with a $27 loan

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Bishop Johnson

Harbinger of Change


Bishop Joseph Johnson was admitted as Vanderbilt’s first Black student while the nation was on the cusp of change

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