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Class of 1979 – 40th Reunion

 

Leadership

Weekend Chair

LaVoe Griffin Mulgrew
(Nashville, TN)

Fundraising Chair

Carrie Hendrix Eickenroht
(Houston, TX)

Sarratt Society Chair

Nancy Dinwiddie Pellegrino
(Bellevue, WA)

Attendance Chair

Lisa Darden
(Charlotte, NC)

Party Chair

Karen Pannell Mullendore 
(Nashville, TN)

Reunion Staff Contact

Katie Mills
Associate Director of Reunion & Classes  
Class Coordinator for 1974, 1979, 1984  
Tel: (615) 322-1161  
katie.mills@vanderbilt.edu

Meg Vaysben
Planned Giving
Associate Director of Planned Giving
Class Coordinator for 1979
(615) 936-3125
megan.h.vaysben@vanderbilt.edu

Class of 1979 Reunion Events

Friday, October 18

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Commodore Classrooms 

1–2 p.m. 
University Update
Sarratt Cinema
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente will provide a campus update.

5–7 p.m.
Greek Open Houses 

7 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
Class of 1979 40th Reunion Party
Alumni Hall, Memorial Hall
Dinner buffet, cocktails and other beverages. Festive casual attire.
Parking: Terrace Place Garage, spaces 93–944

9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. 
All-Class Party 
Alumni Lawn 
Late night snacks, drinks, desserts and dancing to Young Hearts Band. All alumni, family and friends are invited back to dance the night away under the big tent! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind Commodore gathering.

Saturday, October 19

2 hours prior to kickoff
Homecoming Tailgate
Purdy Field (located in front of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center on 25th Ave. S.) 
All alumni, families and friends are invited to a casual tailgate, complete with a classic Southern buffet, wine and beer. This family-friendly gathering will include corn hole, face painting, balloon artistry and more! Parking available in West Garage (game day prices). 
Adults: $30; children (6–12) $10; children 5 and under free. See map for parking and shuttle information. 

Time TBD*
Homecoming Football Game
Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Missouri Tigers
Come cheer the ’Dores on to victory! A limited number of game tickets are available at $49 each. To order, visit vu.edu/footballtickets. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Your tickets will be emailed to print after purchase.
*Game time is not determined by Vanderbilt. The time will be announced approximately 10 days before kickoff. Check vucommodores.com closer to game day for kickoff time.

Mini Reunions help you reconnect
For more information or help planning, visit the Mini Reunions page, call (615) 936-0817 or email beth.porter@vanderbilt.edu.