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Quah named winner of SEC’s McWhorter Award

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt bowling senior Kristin Quah has been named the recipient of the H. Boyd McWhorter Award, which is presented annually to the outstanding female student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference. Nathan Hite, a senior track and field student-athlete at Texas A&M, was named the male recipient. The two were chosen by a committee of faculty athletics...

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Civil rights pioneer, star Commodore, engineering alumnus Perry Wallace remembered

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69. “Vanderbilt, the sports world, and the entire country lost a civil rights icon today. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Perry Wallace, who through quiet strength and courage blazed a trail that still serves...

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Mahadevan wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Mar. 31, 2016—Sankaran Mahadevan (Vanderbilt University) Engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan was named the Vanderbilt recipient of a 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced March 30. Mahadevan, John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering, was recognized for his outstanding record in teaching, research and scholarship. One winner is selected each year from each SEC school....

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Perry Wallace engineering scholarship to honor first black SEC varsity athlete

Oct. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Perry E. Wallace Jr. Scholarship to honor and recognize the achievements of Wallace, who, as a member of the Commodores’ basketball team, became the first African American to play varsity sports in the Southeastern Conference at a time of lethal racial division across the region. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made...

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9 engineering student-athletes on Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

Jul. 16, 2015—Nine engineering student-athletes were named to the 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll. A total of 89 Commodores were named to the list. The 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2014 summer, 2014 fall and 2015 spring terms. Any student-athlete who participates in a Southeastern Conference championship sport or...

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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

Feb. 13, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were chosen among energy experts from the Southeastern Conference’s 14 universities, industry and government to address renewable energy topics at the inaugural SEC Symposium, “Impact of the Southeast in the World’s Renewable Energy Future” in Atlanta Feb. 10-12. Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase. The first-ever symposium is...

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