Vanderbilt Business Magazine | Winter 2021

From the Dean

Featured Stories

Startup Mentality

Entrepreneurship at Owen has moved from the margins to the mainstream over the past 40 years, as the school puts more resources at students’ fingertips

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John Hawkins (MBA’92) Honored as 2020-21 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

As Owen’s 24th honoree, John joins a prestigious group whose achievements and dedication represent the highest ideals for an Owen education.

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Ravi Chari (EMBA’08) Bridging Business and Healthcare in a Pandemic

President and CEO for HCA Healthcare, West Florida Division, engages in the kind of entrepreneurial thinking he was taught at Owen to help his teams adapt to completely new scenarios

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Dr. Alex Jahangir, MMHC’12, draws on lessons from Owen to lead Nashville’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Chair of the Metro Nashville Coronavirus Task Force has become a recognizable face in Nashville as he helps guide the city through COVID-19

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Award-Winning Owen Forward alumni engagement series

The latest installments focus on Women in Business, Country-by-Country Closing Bells, and more

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Owen-Owned platform launched to spotlight alumni entrepreneurs

Series kicked off this October with a panel on alumni entrepreneurs in the alcoholic beverage industry

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Letter from Alumni Board Chair Matt Peterson (MBA’94)

With our Owen-Owned Alumni Entrepreneur Spotlight launching this fall, I have been reflecting on the concept of an entrepreneur, and what I’ve learned about this unique aspect of the business ecology since my time at Owen.

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