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Douglas Alford

Get to know Douglas

Where are you from?

I was born in Monroe, LA, but reared in Mississippi, the hospitality state.

Which Admissions office programs are you involved in?

Anchor Days, PreVU, and Vandy Fan For A Day.

What’s your favorite spot on campus? 

I love to work out, so my favorite place to visit on campus is the Recreation and Wellness Center. There is a nice little bowling alley inside if anyone is up for a game!

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?

Reading and traveling.

What did you study in college?

Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations.

If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?

Human and Organizational Development

What is the hardest class you have ever taken?

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

What is the moment you knew you were a Nashvillian?

The day I spent my hard earned money on a Nashville Predators jersey!

What is your favorite place to eat in Nashville?

I am a notoriously picky eater, but I swear by Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant.

What celebrity would play you in the movie of your life?

Idris Elba. Obviously!

If you weren’t an admissions counselor, what would you be?

I truly enjoy working with students, so I would definitely be a teacher or professor.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

“Success is not counted by how high you have climbed, but by how many people you brought with you.” – Dr. Wil Rose