April 22, 2021

Melvin Fitzgerald, past Commodore and Martin Luther King, Jr awards winner, passes away at 85. For a snapshot of his life inside and outside of the Vanderbilt community, please read the following article and obituary.


"Fitzgerald marks 55 years of service in 2013" (MyVU)

Obituary for Melvin Fitzgerald


Dean Jeff Balser, Melvin Fitzgerald at Commodore Awards 1996

Melvin Fitzgerald accepts Commodore Award at ceremony (1996)


Melvin Fitzgerald accepts MLK Award at ceremony 2011

Melvin Fitzgerald accepts Martin Luther King, Jr. Award at ceremony (2011)