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Demanding double duty teaches how to take a hit and keep going

Feb. 12, 2020—Student athletes and ROTC cadets honored at annual dinner Sarah Goodale is a competitor. As a biomedical engineering undergraduate, she was an important member of the Vanderbilt Women’s Track and Field team, a force in the pentathlon and heptathlon. She still holds a top ten record for Vanderbilt in eight events. Though she knew her...

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Alumni share experiences and advice at annual scholar athlete – ROTC dinner

Feb. 13, 2018—Say “Yes!” to opportunities outside your comfort zone. Shine your own star. Become comfortable with your ignorance. Chase excellence, not success. Hire people who are good at what you are not. Two School of Engineering alumni offered those and other suggestions to engineering students at the annual dinner recognizing SEC scholar athletes and ROTC cadets...

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Engineering, NROTC provide Vanderbilt undergrad challenging ways to serve

Dec. 9, 2014—It’s just a typical Wednesday, but mechanical engineering senior and Naval ROTC Midshipman William Bearden arrives for an interview in a pressed suit, red tie and black patent leather shoes polished to a mirror shine. If you ever see him wearing jeans, he jokes, the day is not going well. If he’s in jogging pants,...

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