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Plenty to Celebrate

Posted by on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Giving, Spring 2012.

Dean Kenneth F. Galloway and the Engineering Alumni Council hosted alumni, parents and friends at the fall Celebration Dinner commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Festivities included a slideshow highlighting the school’s past, the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to three esteemed graduates, and remarks from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost Richard M. McCarty.

Members of the Fred J. Lewis Society and alumni returning to campus for Reunion Weekend watched as three outstanding alumni joined the ranks of the School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Robert G. Anderson, BE’65, John D. Gass, BE’74, and Thomas R. Walters, BE’76, were nominated and selected for induction based on their career achievements, service and character.

Associate Professor of the Practice of Engineering Management and Director of the Division of General Engineering Christopher J. Rowe, BE’96, ME’98, surprised Galloway with a signed print of a Spirit of Nashville piece commissioned in honor of the school’s 125th anniversary. Guests received prints to commemorate the event and anniversary (A modified version of the art graces the cover of this issue of Vanderbilt Engineering).

The Celebration Dinner provides an opportunity for donors to enjoy the company of former classmates, professors and university leadership. Guests also meet current students, many of them scholarship recipients.

For more information regarding the dinner and awards, Distinguished Alumni nominations or to become a member of the Fred J. Lewis Society, contact Development and Alumni Relations at (615) 322-4934.

Discover more about the newest members of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni and celebration events.

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