Peabody Class of 2021 Commencement
Peabody College is excited to honor its 2021 graduates May 13-May 16.
All graduates and guests are invited to participate in Vanderbilt’s Virtual Graduates Day celebration at 11:00 A.M CDT on Friday, May 14, with special guest Dr. Anthony Fauci. Register here.
On Saturday, May 15, the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will take place at 9:00 A.M. in Vanderbilt Stadium.
Peabody will honor its M.Ed., M.P.P., and Ed.D. graduates at a ceremony Sunday, May 16, at 3:00 P.M. in Vanderbilt Stadium.
Comprehensive Commencement information for the Class of 2021 is available here.
The Peabody Commencement Awards Ceremonies take place on Thursday, May 13, by invitation.
Share the joy Commencement weekend at #Peabody2021 and @vupeabody.
Sunday, May 16, 3:00 P.M.
Professional Student Awarding of Degrees
View a PDF of the ceremony program here.
Graduates must check in at Memorial Gym and be in their seats by 2:45 P.M.
ORDER OF ACADEMIC PROCESSION
Please stand during the procession of the platform party.
Camilla P. Benbow
Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development
Andrew J. Finch
Professor of the Practice of Human and Organizational Development
Sharon L. Shields
Senior Associate Dean, Student Empowerment, Engagement, and Development
Amanda P. Goodwin
Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture
Catherine Gavin Loss
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professional Education
Peabody College Distinguished Alumna
DEGREES BEING AWARDED
Master of Education
Master of Public Policy
Doctor of Education
Names of the graduates will be called and will appear in the Vanderbilt Commencement program.
ORDER OF THE CEREMONY
Welcoming Remarks, Dean Camilla P. Benbow
Recognition of Peabody Distinguished Alumna
Address to the Graduates, Vice Chancellor Candice Lee
Conferral of Degrees and Hooding of Doctoral Candidates
For information on livestreaming and recordings of the ceremony, please visit www.vanderbilt.edu/commencement.
Please silence all cell phones during the program.
Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, is Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director. She is Vanderbilt’s first female athletic director and the first African American woman to head a Southeastern Conference athletics program. Lee has served as an integral leader at the university and in Athletics for two decades. She previously served as deputy athletic director, a role she was appointed to in 2016.
In her current role, Lee works with the Vanderbilt Athletics leadership team and coaching staff and collaborates directly with the chancellor to implement the university’s Strategic Plan for Athletics, which outlines Vanderbilt’s vision for developing the best student-athlete experience in college athletics. In March, under her leadership, Vanderbilt launched the Vandy United Fund, an ambitious $300 million fundraising initiative for athletics facilities and operational enhancements.
Lee has long been recognized as a star in college athletics and was named to Sports Business Journal’s “Power Players: College Sports” list in 2019—distinguishing her as one of “the best thinkers, problem-solvers and dealmakers in college sports” and as someone who “will play a distinctly important role in its future.”
A former varsity basketball player, Lee earned all three of her Vanderbilt degrees at Peabody College, including a B.S. in human and organizational development, M.Ed. in human development counseling, and her Ed.D. in higher education leadership and policy. In addition to her leadership in Vanderbilt sports, Lee also has been a powerful advocate for women’s and racial equity in athletics.
Read the full text of the news release here.
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2018 Laura Chauvin
2017 Mel Chin
2016 Lenora Peters Grant
2015 Shirley M Collado
2014 Jerry S. Parr
2013 Robert H. Bruininks
2012 Donald J. Stedman
2010 Tommie Morton-Young
2009 William E. Troutt
2008 Terry B. Grier
2007 Melvyn I. Semmel
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