Skip to main content

VSA Blog Category

Memories of VSA (by Kristina Perry)

Jun. 3, 2012—Kristina Perry concludes this series by reminiscing about lots of friends and little sleep. My favorite VSA memory is from the the last night of Vanderbilt Summer Academy 2011. Although it was bittersweet, the last night was when my closest friends, who had all met at that very camp, had a sleepover and stayed up...

Read more


Proctor Profile: Kevin Turner

May. 29, 2012—Kevin Turner Current Year: Junior Major: Russian and French What is something unique about you? – My primary interests are (in no particular order): LEGOs, fire trucks, the RMS Titanic, Star Wars, imperial Russian history, art museums, Her Majesty the Queen, and French literature of the Revolution period. What thought or message would you want...

Read more


Proctor Profile: Remington Holt

May. 28, 2012—Remington Holt Current Year: Senior Major: Education Studies & Child Studies What is something unique about you? – I am a regional officer in a national honorary music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha. I love to sing, and I love music. I’ve sung to Taylor Swift in person at Cafe CoCo in Nashville and hope to...

Read more


VSA Administration Profile: Amanda Funk

May. 25, 2012—Amanda Funk, Program Coordinator What is something unique about you? – I have never taken a formal dance lesson but I have logged many hours telling others how to dance and move.  I’ve recently acquired the title Dr. Funk which is fantastic from both an academic perspective as well as a music/ movement perspective! My hobbies include...

Read more


Memories of VSA (by Jeffrey Littman)

May. 24, 2012—VSA alumnus and incoming Vanderbilt Freshman, Jeff Littman, reflects on basketball, potatoes, and class discussion. One of my favorite activities at VSA was kick-starting my days by waking up as early as 5:45 to go to the rec center. We had a group of boys who would trek over to the rec center a few...

Read more


Proctor Profile: Tessa Hoefle

May. 23, 2012—Tessa Hoefle Current Year: Sophomore Major: English What is something unique about you? – My best friend from high school got me to try out for cross country my sophomore year, and to keep ourselves entertained on long runs we would count how many mailboxes that we could close as we ran. We both continued...

Read more


Memories of VSA (by Lisel Reyes)

May. 22, 2012—VSA alumna, Lisel Reyes, talks about her new roommate and the “sense of unity” students experience at VSA. I had a lot of friends by my second year of VSA, and I hoped I would dorm with one of them upon my return the next year. Sadly, this was not what occurred. Instead, I arrived...

Read more


Proctor Profile – Trevor Anderson

May. 21, 2012—Trevor Anderson Current Year: Junior Major: English-History Interdisciplinary What is something unique about you? – In the third grade, I was forced to read a girl’s part in our school musical because I had a high-pitched voice (I suppose even higher than the girls’ at our school). I like to think of that as what...

Read more


VSA Administration Profile: Jennifer Pitts

May. 18, 2012—Jennifer Pitts, Program Coordinator What is something unique about you? – My great-grandmother was Elspeth Lidston Schaumburg.  I was her first great-grandchild and I was born on her birthday! What made you want to work with Vanderbilt Summer Academy? – I wanted to work among interesting creative people.  This has turned out to be wonderfully...

Read more


Memories of VSA (by Ann Weston Sistrunk)

May. 17, 2012—Ann Sistrunk remembers some of the fun activities our hardworking proctors put together. My favorite VSA memory is for sure the day where we had a huge photo scavenger hunt with our proctor groups around the Vanderbilt campus. I loved this because not only was it really fun, but it was one of the first...

Read more