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October 2016

A few words from our president

It's Reunion time!

Join me back on campus for Reunion/Homecoming weekend, October 20–22, 2016! There is no better time or place to reconnect with old friends and, at the same time, see first-hand all the great things going on at Vanderbilt. Plus, what's better than a fun weekend in Nashville.

Vanderbilt Networking Night is Nov. 3

Create meaningful connections with Vanderbilt alumni Thursday, November 3 at Vanderbilt University Networking Night. This business networking event will take place in more than 30 cities worldwide and is a great opportunity to meet Commodores near you.

Reunion online registration ends Oct. 14

If your class year ends in a 1 or 6, you still have time to register for Reunion 2016—online registration ends Oct. 14.

Visit to see a list of who's coming from your class and a complete Reunion schedule. Don't miss the fun—register today!

Support the Commodores on the road before the Auburn game

Put on your black and gold and anchor down Nov. 5 as Vanderbilt Football takes on the Auburn Tigers. The Vanderbilt Alumni Association and the National Commodore Club have partnered to support the 'Dores with the Commodore Tailgate Tour. Limited tailgate and game packages are available. Don't miss this chance to cheer your favorite team to victory with fellow Commodores.

Get insight into the millennials in your organization Oct. 25 during this free webinar

Learn how to connect with and motivate millennials Oct. 25, 1–2 p.m. EST during the free webinar, Leading Millennials. Cherri Clark, BA'78, clinical professor of finance at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, will share the insights she gained into this important generation as an entrepreneur at Executive Perspectives and a consultant at Bain & Company.

Vanderbilt Alumni in the News

This month, we are featuring two outstanding alumni achievements. Read more about Michelle Alexander's work regarding issues of mass incarceration of African American youth and men in the United States and Amanda Farnsworth and Dee Dee Turner's aviation endeavors below.

Michelle Alexander, BA'89, wins the 2016 Helm Award for Public Policy.

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Alumnae are first all-female crew to fly to Cuba

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Campaign will get uglier as election approaches

Watch online as Tom Schwartz, professor of history and political science, puts the 2016 presidential election in historical context. He is also leading Commodore Classrooms about the 2016 election for the Vanderbilt Miami and Tampa Chapters this week.

Making a difference in Latin America

See how undergraduates and graduate students work side-by-side with faculty to help solve problems and make a difference in Latin America. Two of the programs highlighted in this video, ManiPlus and the Latin American Public Opinion Project, will be discussed during the Reunion educational program, "Research Meets Reality in Latin America."

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