First-year, transfer and Next Steps students were welcomed into the Vanderbilt community on Sunday during the traditional Founders Walk. Students gathered on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, and then walked across the pedestrian bridge that connects the Peabody College and main campuses to Alumni Lawn for the event.
Speakers included Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley, interim Dean of The Ingram Commons Gregory Melchor-Barz, Vanderbilt Alumni Association President Dan Lovinger, and Vanderbilt Student Government President Tariq Issa. After the event, the crowd headed back to The Commons Lawn for a picnic.
L-r: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at Founders Walk. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Students flash the VU hand sign at Founders Walk 2018. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Interim Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Gregory Melchor-Barz and the faculty heads of house address the new students. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)