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Giving Tuesday – Amanda Hartman Westmoreland

Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post has expanded! We’re proud to present #VDSGiving. We have invited VDS and GDR alumni/ae to write about what their Divinity School education meant to them, and to also write about the impact of the scholarship assistance they received. Our goal is to demonstrate how scholarship support has a lasting impact on…

Posted by on January 19, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, Giving Tuesday, , , , , , , , ,


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My First Year Experience – Joy Bronson

My experience of my first semester at Vanderbilt University Divinity School has been one of inverted expectation, though (now) beautifully so. I came here as a second-career student, determined to be the scholar that I hadn’t been eight years ago as an undergraduate; I know my purpose for being in school this time around. Unfortunately…

Posted by on December 16, 2015 in First Year Experience, , , , , , , ,


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100+ Days Of Thanksgiving

My first Thanksgiving in the United States of America coincided with my first 100 days at a time in this country. Perfected timing. I too joined the chorus of Americans in celebration of this day. What am I thankful for this year? November 26, 2015, as I sit around a table full of baked turkeys,…

Posted by on December 9, 2015 in Feature, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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Imagination Grant: Community Engagement and Religion in Yaxhachen, Yucatán, Mexico

The Imagination Grant seek to advance global learning, theolog­ical reflection, and leadership skills and support creative, non-credit bearing projects proposed by students.  The funds can be used to cover travel and expenses for global immersion experiences, and are typically utilized during summers. by Chelsey Overstreet Hedglin, 2nd Year MDiv This summer, I was given the opportunity…

Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Feature, Imagination Grant, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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VDS Feature: Laughing at God’s Delights

Anthony Fatta, MDiv’12 Associate Pastor Los Gatos UMC Some say that laughter is the best medicine. I believe them. If you would have told me when I began my studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2009 that I would be living in the Bay Area of California as a clergy person in the United Methodist…

Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Feature, , , ,


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