Class of 1979 – 40th Reunion
LaVoe Griffin Mulgrew
Carrie Hendrix Eickenroht
Sarratt Society Chair
Nancy Dinwiddie Pellegrino
Karen Pannell Mullendore
Reunion Staff Contact
Associate Director of Reunion & Classes
Class Coordinator for 1974, 1979, 1984
Tel: (615) 322-1161
Associate Director of Planned Giving
Class Coordinator for 1979
Class of 1979 Reunion Events
Friday, October 18
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Class of 1979 Golf Outing
Hosted by fellow alumnus Jim Ehret, Eng'79
Hermitage Golf Club – 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory TN 37138
Cost: $90 to golf (includes cart); $60 for boxed lunch and post-golf happy hour with open bar
Show off your golf skills and catch up with your classmates out on the links at Hermitage Golf Course. This will be a tournament-style event with two game play options: "Shamble" or "Play your own ball," with tee times available between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
For more information and to R.S.V.P., please contact Jim Ehret at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 540-7600 and include your preferred tournament style, golf name, and approximate handicap. Deadline to R.S.V.P. is Sunday, October 6.
11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will provide a campus update.
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.
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
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.
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.
Class of 1979 Postgame Meet Up
Commodore Grill at the Holiday Inn–Vanderbilt
2613 West End Ave.
Following the Homecoming football game, the Class of 1979 is invited to meet up at the Commodore Grill in the Holiday Inn–Vanderbilt.
*Because we won't know the exact timing of this event until game time is announced, this will be a casual event and no R.S.V.P. is needed. All food and drinks will be à la carte.
Sunday, October 20
Class of 1979 Brunch
Come join your fellow 1979 classmates for a relaxed, à la carte Sunday brunch at The Ainsworth. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact Jim Ehret at (302) 540-7600 or email@example.com.